It's been three months, time for a dollie dump! All of the following dolls were made offline with the GIMP; lotsa stuff came from secretdollz.info and the community contestants folders, but there were some pretty heavy edits of my own.
First up, Ninja doll for Miranda's contest:
I didn't want to do a typical ninja, and I really wanted an action-y stance, so I felt that this outfit really worked. Not much else to say; this one didn't have nearly as much heavy editing as the other two did, though I do like what I did with the title (I condensed "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon").
Next, Pinkie Pie (also for one of Miranda's contests)
I was SO proud of myself for adding in the reflection of her dress; the magic of layers and transform tools and color options. I started playing with text along a path, and i'm still not quite sure how that works exactly, but i'm fairly pleased with this result. I know it's a bit hard to read (it says "Party with Pinkie" if you were wondering), but if I darkened the outline, I darkened the whole image. I desaturated the background so the doll would stand out a bit more. And I edited her face to have that goofy grin.
And finally (for now), a girl in 50's garb for Ness's contest:
That pattern is from dA, it and others can be found here.
HEAVY editing on that dress; I removed some lace crosses, changed the color, and copied the pattern from another skirt onto the bottom. Also, i drew those pearls and turned what was originally strapless into a halter. Oh, and I drew the gloves, too. My mom coached me through this one since she knows a lot about period pieces/fashion from set dec and I wanted to be accurate, lol. After all, it's a contest about fashion trends. Oh, her head was originally meant to be Cinderella; I changed the makeup, nose, eye color, headband color, and lightness of the blonde.
So. There ya go. If anyone has comments, kudos, or critique, don't be shy. I wouldn't have done all the stuff I ended up doing if not for previous critiques.