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Ball Joint Dolls and the Curse of being Romanian

Journal Entry: Wed Jul 23, 2014, 3:01 PM
| About me | F. A. Q

You know, being Romanian sucks! Not only do we have the political, social and financial aspects screwed over, not only do people like me have nowhere to get a decent job, because heck, it's a crisis in jobs! No, it's not. Firms are just asses and keep people with 30 + years of working on pay roll in the detriment of youths. Not only do we get the equivalent of 230 euro per MONTH, not week, and that's barely enough to pay any bills and get food for the rest of the month, if you're lucky, but the idea that you can have other occupations aside from work and family is virtually nonexistent. 
I, for one, can't see how people are content with this survivalist sort of lifestyle. I couldn't possibly live life without having the sense that I've done something worth while, created something for people to see. Because if you think about it without this sense of creation, we're just forgotten people after a few decades after we're gone and I don't want that
Fine, I am being a bit negative on this whole subject. Can you tell I'm frustrated? Yeah? Sorry. 
It's just depressing to see the prices on the Internet for large ball jointed dolls, which range from 400 to 800 + dollars, and think that with the money made in this country you can hardly afford to buy a new computer because the old one is REALLY OLD (as in 2004 old), let alone hobbyist things which people from other countries have in bulk and spend money on them like they're clothes. 
I see these people on DA photographing their dolls and displaying them for everyone to view and I just die a bit inside, because I know that with the pay in my country I could never afford such a doll. 

That is why I decided, as soon as the idea got stuck in my mind, that I was to create my very own ball jointed doll
YOU HEARD ME! In a way, it would cost less than to order a doll all tha way from freaking Japan and with my experience in clay modeling, crafting the body parts in paper paste will be pretty easy. The painting of the parts and the hair will pose a challenge, :/ 
I already set an order for a paper paste pack of 5 kgs, to have reserves in case I need to make adjustments and I collected over 4 months I worked at the fashion house I'm technical assistant at least 40 different pieces of cloth, mostly satin, spangle materials and spandex of almost any colour imaginable. My intent for them was to make rudimentary toy doll clothing, but I instantly shifted my perspectives when thinking about the ball jointed doll. 
I've gotten myself tutorials on how to make a doll, how to wire one, how to make eyes and wigs and paint the faces and had an entire of bookmarks, but my sister, the ever dumbass, changed Opera to the newest version and all of them are completely gone. GAAAAHHHH! Ah, fucking fuck! 

Well, anyways, I made a few drawings for how the doll would look like and I took as reference, take a wild guess.... Dhonia, my novel character. That's so unexpected! :flirty: But in all honesty, the first large 65-70 cm doll I am going to make will be of Dhonia Darick and she will have her features, hopefully: rose lips, big blue eyes, a pretty cute face, medium sized breasts and large hips, just like I described her in the novel and illustrated her oh, so many times in the past. The sketches for the doll I'll upload in a compilation on Madda-Sketches and will commence making a blueprint for the doll once I get the package of 5 kgs. 
I hope it works, because I really, really want my very own Dhonia to cuddle. ^___________^ and maybe a Brunar as well, who knows. :iconwant--plz:


  • Mood: Jealous
  • Listening to: Yuki Kaijura: Gradus Prohibitus Madoka Magica OST
  • Reading: heh...
  • Watching: Black Lagoon S1
  • Drinking: LOTS OF WATER!


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Madalina-Iuliana Mocanu
Artist | Student | Digital Art

BT EN Language Level stamp4 by Faeth-design French 2 by Faeth-design German: Beginner Level by SovietSparkleParty

I am a Digital Painter, Drawer and Colourist and also a Traditional Drawer and Colourist


Thank you for the Lovely Stamp :love:: STAMP: MaddalinaMocanu by Sitraxis
Proud owner of a large sketch account: Madda-Sketches :iconmadda-sketches:
:star: I have a Literature and WIP Tumblr!!!:star:
Tumblr: Maddallinah272's Hideout

My friends:
:iconlegrandzilla: Legrandzilla - DA father-figure :iconknightplz:
:iconadachy: Adachy - My literary corespondent :reading:
:iconmiragemari: MirageMari - Younger DA sister :happybounce:
:iconnyanqueen: - my DA apprentice and confident :la:
:iconbliood-kira: Bliood-Kira - officially DA sister and hubby :squee:
:iconsaphirekitsune: SaphireKitsune - My little DA sister is back :meow:

Close Friends:
:iconravenholm: :iconshabazik: :iconandreiacristina: :iconmistermya: :iconfaelourn: :iconkaytara: :iconzakkiya29: :iconsallymalene: :iconbistraja:
More Distant Friends
:iconviccolatte: :iconcrystalcurtis: :icondawnwarrior: :iconblue-willow: :iconchristmaslolly: :iconlochnessiemonster: :iconelementalshifter: :iconselenada: :iconadwantic:




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knaofelismino Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Student General Artist
Here's a llama for you.
It's for joining in MisterMya's Youtube Channel Contest.
Good luck and have a good day~!
Anante Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the watch! Also, you have a gorgeous gallery with gorgeous characters! :love:
ArdenRey Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
Thanks for Lama! :D
Angel-Rki Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks for the Hooray Llama Badges kaomoji set 1 9/19 
IvannaDark Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
PinkHeart :iconbigfav1plz::iconbigfav2plz::iconbigfav3plz::iconcutellamaplz: PinkHeart 
zeldatachibana Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
Thank you for the Llama! I gave you one as well :D I look forward to seeing more of your beautiful work!
MaddalinaMocanu Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I hope so too :(
zeldatachibana Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
I'm rooting for you!
Venom-V13 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
Hi, thanks for the badge!
MindScatter Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
thanks for the llama
burningdaisy Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Student Photographer
thanks for the llama
Ir-max Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks for lhama :3
vifoxx Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  New member Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for the Llama :icongetsomeplz:  ♥
mongle7329 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
thank you for badge!
Jill-Wan Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Student Filmographer
Thanks for Llama:)
Enthing Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014   Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch :)
MaddalinaMocanu Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome :D
AVENTUREajv Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014   Digital Artist
Thanks for the llama :).
MaddalinaMocanu Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
And thank you for all the favs :D
AVENTUREajv Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014   Digital Artist
No problem :).
Svetlaya777 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you for the important part of life  :)
D3ST72 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
TY 4 the Llama Miss. :)
wr515 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
Thank you. :D
By the way: awesome Gallery ;)
MaddalinaMocanu Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you ^_^
wr515 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
your welcome
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