Last Friday when I got home from work there was a box waiting for me. Well, a couple. One was a group of donations for my Online show which I mentioned on Monday, and the other was a box of stuff from KC's Galloping Gals. I got to play around with things to give some feedback. How awesome. I should have been working on armor, but instead I played with some dolls.
There was this lady, who I think is going to be a vampire, but will also be a different head option for the Gracie/Quinn/Olivia dolls. I was not sure what I thought of her, since it's hard to get a good feel with a blank face, so I asked if I could paint the heads (there were 4)This one is Lena, she is to be the new Native American doll. The sculpt is not as detailed as some of the others so it's easy to screw up on the painting. It is both awesome and terrifying having no sculpted brows to follow (or ignore). I did struggle with her a bit.
There was also one of the production helmets! I was asked to paint it and try it out. I tried it on one of my haired dolls before painting it. It is a nice fit and the straps are even pretty nice. I would consider potentially leaving them on.
This is another new head sculpt as well. I believe she is going to be for the riders. She has sculpted on brows, but they are quite friendly. I know people have complained for years that Yvonne/Quinn/Gracie and so on looks super intense. Even with the bit of messed up paint on this one I think she looks friendly. Not like Betty (pictured above) but she looks pleasant.
I had a lot of fun playing with the doll heads and the new helmet. I love that there are smaller feet and am hoping in the future we can have the option of the swivel joint that Yvonne/Gracie/Quinn has. Without the joint, the doll is fantastic for standing, though it hinders her riding ability. Though I am still very excited that new options will be coming!