Arrival photo showing default faceup:
I removed the lips and redid them myself but left the faceup as it was because once the lips were lightened, so the shading didn't look quite so bad. I also removed the horrible spidery eyelashes too and gave her some slightly softer ones.
But today I decided that I want her to have a whole new faceup as her default one really doesn't compliment the sculpt. Hopefully she will go to Sweden in the summer to be repainted by a very talented faceup artist, who's work I really admire.
I took some photos of her today in the garden with a lambswool wig that I made for another of my dolls. Hopes regular wig has been stolen by one of my Gregors, so I will have to replace that later when she has her new face, if not before.
As Hope looks today:
Some other wigs I've tried on her and rejected:
Redhead - Monique Gold Geneva (I think) in Carrot Red
Brown - Monique Gold Ginger in Brown with Electric Blue
Blond - I think this one is from Elfdoll and is synthetic or modacrylic:
And finally, this is how I would like her to look with her new faceup. This Hope was done by the same faceup artist and the photo belongs to her, isn't she beautiful!