This video demonstrates a very simple but effective blushing technique for pet dolls and anthro dolls. The pastel colors used on Hujoo Doll Dorothy are two shades of red and orange. Almost any colors can be substituted. The techniques used on my pet would work well on many anthro dolls.
My Dorothy was supplied by Junkyspot who also supplied the Mr. Super Clear. The green and gold cat eyes were custom made by Ersa Flora – Doll Eyes. When I acquired Dorothy, I also borrowed a painted Wawa the Chihuahua to check him out.
Both Dorothy and Hujoo’s Wawa the Chihuahua are designed to be pet/companions for BJDs. Wawa was packed in a plastic box with a resin bowl and bone. Dorothy came inside a shiny pink purse. They both were wrapped in a quilt.
There were small differences between the dolls. Wawa is partially strung but with magnetic back legs. He comes with a pair of large black eyes pre-installed in his head. Dorothy comes without eyes unless they are additionally ordered. She is jointed like Wawa but she also has jointed front paws. Both dolls are cast in a dense smooth white resin. Wawa is both airbrush-blushed and then hand-painted with tiny hair-strokes. He can be ordered in three versions. The one shown here is”milky”. The others are a grey spotted pattern and a “choco” light and dark brown pattern. My Dorothy cat is blank but can be ordered in “siamese” or “persian” blushing.
When I perpared to blush Dorothy, I saw a few small seamlines I easily removed them with minimal sanding (For information on seam removal, please watch the video ~Seam Sanding A BJD~) . The pets have very limited posability. They are humorously exaggerated in their sculpting and expressions. I thought both pets worked well with 1/3 dolls. Dorothy was a little more successful in scale with a 1/4 BJD.
The only problem I have had with Dorothy is that her leg magnets came loose. There are 3 magnets in the back legs with one in the middle of the body. The two end magnets slipped out of the resin legs. I was able to re-glue the magents into the legs with super-glue and haven’t had a problem with them since.
I hope to experiment with a few more versions of Dorothy. Hopefully I will be able to show some additional looks for her!
(Note: These dolls are no longer sold by Hujoo. They are now carried exclusively by Aileen Doll.)