foolbot

art and doll blog.

I post my own work and photos.

tag: doll | art

twitter: @puramuun
web: plasticmoon.co.uk
skype: foolbot

doll[at] plasticmoon.co.uk


I am an artist, and I support artists.

old portrait studies,mostly using oekakibbs apart from john locke(SAI).

refs used,some are better than others. I need to start doing these again.

Commission for Amy!! Her lovely lass Rei <3. Thank you for being so patient!

(I’m slowly working my way through these commissions,wish i could go faster…orz)

imagine-your-oc:

Imagine your OC making you into their OC

After you receive this you have to share five random facts about yourself and then send it to ten of your favorite followers.

aaa thank you ;3; but idk what to write dghjfd

1. I draw mainly using my right hand but can draw and write with my left.

2. Sometimes I pick things up with my toes if i can so i don’t have to bend down

3. I would like a giant millipede pet

4. My height is 5.4

5. I am actually very boring sorry hgjnm

i think i’ve finally realized what would be best for my dollshe rosen… (old art,just thinking sorry)

3, 5 & 29 :D

3. Post a screenshot of your tumblr activity page

;; thank u guys

5. How would you describe your sense of humour?

Really, really stupid. and  very a bit wrong/dark. I don’t like excessively crude humour though.

29. Favorite movie?

hmmm…recently I’ve really enjoyed the HTTYD films,wasn’t expecing to but was pleasantly suprised. :D

aa I don’t know where you are all coming from but thank you for adding me! ^^”

28 36 52 57

28. Favorite food?

Lately its soy+butter potatoes, tonkotsu ramen, doria, pistachio nuts

36. Are you a clean or messy person?

Its terms of hygiene I’m clean,but my workspace and room usually look like a bomb went off. I try. XD

52. Do you have much of an ego?

Not really. I dunno? I don’t care about that much to have an ego. I suppose that is something other people can say right?

57. Do actions speak louder than words?

Yeah,in most cases. Depends on the situation.

4, 22, 33, 49? :3

4. A musical artist you love that isn’t well known?

coshiki \(^o^)/

22. If money was no object, where would you move to?

Deep in the mountains,where everyone leaves me alone and I can become some sort of demon. (I’ll leave sometimes for events)

33. Are you pursuing your dreams?

I have no dreams. no ambition,no hopes,no dreams. (´・ω・`) maybe one day I’ll find a dream.

49. Do you want children?

Heck no. The thought of me spawning something is frightening.

70. What are your weaknesses?
dairy products and merch -_- I eat things like cheesecake even though it will end in pain.

70. What are your weaknesses?

dairy products and merch -_- I eat things like cheesecake even though it will end in pain.

17, 21, and 90 please!

17. Inspiration behind your blog title?

A forest that screams. Its ones of my ocs… (pretty lame sorry lol.)

21. If you could study anything, what would it be?

Sewing. I have many ideas for clothes but don’t know how to make them successfully. I find it really hard,like math. » 

90. What fandoms would you consider yourself a part of?

I don’t know. Fandom is a scary thing… I don’t really feel a part of anything in that way. I suppose I’m a ~die hard fan~ of some bands and I like a few games. :B

thekingspawn4:


ASK ME! Fill that inbox!


1. Where are you from?
2. Has an anime ever made you cry?
3. Post a screenshot of your tumblr activity page
4. A musical artist you love that isn’t well known?
5. How would you describe your sense of humour?
6. Would you ever give up your life to save someone else’s?
7. Did you make any resolutions for this year? What were they?
8. Last 3 blogs on your dashboard, not including any of your own.
9. Put your music player of choice on shuffle and list the first 3 songs
10. Can you curl your tongue?
11. Can you do any other accents other than your own?
12. Who would be your ideal partner?
13. Who is your favorite anime character?
14. Most used word?
15. Most used phrased?
16. Inspiration behind your URL?
17. Inspiration behind your blog title?
18. Is there something you would never do?
19. Is there anything you should be doing right now?
20. Is there a song which can bring you to tears instantly?
21. If you could study anything, what would it be?
22. If money was no object, where would you move to?
23. If you could spend a week anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
24. Have you ever online dated?
25. Have you ever been in love?
26. Have you ever had a secret admirer?
27. Favorite song?
28. Favorite food?
29. Favorite movie?
30. Favorite foreign food?
31. Are you ticklish?
32. Are you a good liar?
33. Are you pursuing your dreams?
34. Are you scared of the future?
35. Are you happy with who you are?
36. Are you a clean or messy person?
37. Are you a good judge of character?
38. Are you a very open or private person?
39. Are you more attracted to men or women?
40. How old are you?
41. How tall are you?
42. How did you get your name?
43. How many posts do you have?
44. How many posts have you liked?
45. How are you feeling right now?
46. How many followers do you have?
47. How would you like to be remembered?
48. Do you have a crush?
49. Do you want children?
50. Do you have any pets?
51. Do you play video games?
52. Do you have much of an ego?
53. Do you believe in soul mates?
54. Do you prefer to text or call? 
55. Do you suck or bite lollipops?
56. Do you like long or short hair?
57. Do actions speak louder than words?
58. Do you correct people when they make mistakes?
59. Do you post mainly reblogs, or your own content?
60. Do you ever play board games or other non-computer games?
61. What makes you angry?
62. What is your birthday?
63. What shoe size are you?
64. What are you strengths?
65. What is your dream job?
66. What color is your hair?
67. What color is your eyes?
68. What do your parents do?
69. What is you middle name?
70. What are your weaknesses?
71. What is your zodiac sign?
72. What’s your lucky number?
73. What perfume do you wear?
74. What are you allergic to?
75. What’s the meaning of life?
76. What is your favorite color?
77. What is your favorite accent?
78. What makes you uncomfortable?
79. What is your personality type?
80. What is your #1 favorite anime?
81. What type of music do you like?
82. What or whom do you miss right now?
83. What’s your favourite number, and why?
84. What programs do you currently have open?
85. What do you typically have for breakfast?
86. What age do people usually mistake you for?
87. What’s the most notes you’ve ever had on a post?
88. What’s the longest you’ve ever gone without sleep?
89. What are five things you want to do before you die?
90. What fandoms would you consider yourself a part of?

thekingspawn4:

ASK ME! Fill that inbox!

1. Where are you from?
2. Has an anime ever made you cry?
3. Post a screenshot of your tumblr activity page
4. A musical artist you love that isn’t well known?
5. How would you describe your sense of humour?
6. Would you ever give up your life to save someone else’s?
7. Did you make any resolutions for this year? What were they?
8. Last 3 blogs on your dashboard, not including any of your own.
9. Put your music player of choice on shuffle and list the first 3 songs
10. Can you curl your tongue?
11. Can you do any other accents other than your own?
12. Who would be your ideal partner?
13. Who is your favorite anime character?
14. Most used word?
15. Most used phrased?
16. Inspiration behind your URL?
17. Inspiration behind your blog title?
18. Is there something you would never do?
19. Is there anything you should be doing right now?
20. Is there a song which can bring you to tears instantly?
21. If you could study anything, what would it be?
22. If money was no object, where would you move to?
23. If you could spend a week anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
24. Have you ever online dated?
25. Have you ever been in love?
26. Have you ever had a secret admirer?
27. Favorite song?
28. Favorite food?
29. Favorite movie?
30. Favorite foreign food?
31. Are you ticklish?
32. Are you a good liar?
33. Are you pursuing your dreams?
34. Are you scared of the future?
35. Are you happy with who you are?
36. Are you a clean or messy person?
37. Are you a good judge of character?
38. Are you a very open or private person?
39. Are you more attracted to men or women?
40. How old are you?
41. How tall are you?
42. How did you get your name?
43. How many posts do you have?
44. How many posts have you liked?
45. How are you feeling right now?
46. How many followers do you have?
47. How would you like to be remembered?
48. Do you have a crush?
49. Do you want children?
50. Do you have any pets?
51. Do you play video games?
52. Do you have much of an ego?
53. Do you believe in soul mates?
54. Do you prefer to text or call? 
55. Do you suck or bite lollipops?
56. Do you like long or short hair?
57. Do actions speak louder than words?
58. Do you correct people when they make mistakes?
59. Do you post mainly reblogs, or your own content?
60. Do you ever play board games or other non-computer games?
61. What makes you angry?
62. What is your birthday?
63. What shoe size are you?
64. What are you strengths?
65. What is your dream job?
66. What color is your hair?
67. What color is your eyes?
68. What do your parents do?
69. What is you middle name?
70. What are your weaknesses?
71. What is your zodiac sign?
72. What’s your lucky number?
73. What perfume do you wear?
74. What are you allergic to?
75. What’s the meaning of life?
76. What is your favorite color?
77. What is your favorite accent?
78. What makes you uncomfortable?
79. What is your personality type?
80. What is your #1 favorite anime?
81. What type of music do you like?
82. What or whom do you miss right now?
83. What’s your favourite number, and why?
84. What programs do you currently have open?
85. What do you typically have for breakfast?
86. What age do people usually mistake you for?
87. What’s the most notes you’ve ever had on a post?
88. What’s the longest you’ve ever gone without sleep?
89. What are five things you want to do before you die?
90. What fandoms would you consider yourself a part of?

freakstylebjd:

The cost of dolls

After Friday’s post, there is another matter I’d like to discuss. Every now and then when I’m browsing the internet, I come across a post of someone saying how:

these dolls are way too expensive and doll artists make a ridiculous profit off our backs”.

When only looking at the price tag, I get how you might come to this conclusion. These dolls are expensive, yes, but I want to point out that the amount a buyer has to pay is not the profit we make. Far from it.
The final asking price of a product is actually an accumulation of several expenses plus the profit we’d like to make for each sold item. I don’t know the laws in other countries. That is why I’m only using my own dolls as an example to give you a quick look in how a business works.

My newest doll Salomé is being sold for €400. In the Netherlands, all entrepreneurs have to pay a value-added tax for each product they sell.  This VAT is 21% of the total asking price. For each Salomé doll bought, I need to pay:  €70.

€400 -21% = €330

Next, I’ll have to subtract all of my expenses:

Production: €140
Boxes etc. : €10
Shipping
Dollshe/me:
€20
eyes: €6

140 + 10 + 20 + 6 = €176 total production costs. This means that instead of the 330 euros I calculated earlier, I now only have €154 left.
But that’s not all. I live in the Netherlands and in my country we have to pay a total of 36% on income tax. So, for each doll, I don’t make 154 euros, but only: 154 – 36% = €113.

A doll sold for €400 will only give me a €113 profit. Still sounds much? Well, consider the fact that it takes many months, sometimes years to sculpt a doll. And also that doll makers really don’t sell that many; for a small artist like me, selling 50 copies of a doll is almost an unobtainable goal. It’s more likely that I will only sell only 10.

So, let’s say it took me 10 months to sculpt Salomé and at the end of it all, I’m only selling 10. That means that I have a monthly income of €113. Whooptidoo.  And even if I manage to sell that illusive amount of 50, I still only make 565 euros. 565 euros for months of sculpting, searching for supplies, managing my website, talking to customers and giving them the service they deserve, bookkeeping  and advertising etc. etc. . That’s hardly an undeserved salary.

“I know a few small companies that make millions a year, so…”

This is an argument I sometimes hear in the pro-recast community. First off all, I’d like to address something a little bit off topic:
I don’t like the way this comment sounds. As if being successful is something to look down upon, as if it is a reason for us to steal from them. Most new enterprises go bankrupt within two years. These people have worked incredibly hard to get where they are now and they took a big risk. So if things turn out well for them, it’s entirely deserved that they can reap what they sow.

Secondly, it is possible for a small business to thrive, yes, but to be able to make so much money, you need one prerequisite: a big consumer base. That is why in the game industry for instance, companies have the theoretical ability to become billion dollar firms, even though they only have a handful of employees. Their market consists of millions of people, who all like to play games.

Doll companies, on the other hand do not operate in that big a market. This hobby consists of only a few 10.000 people and in that small pond, a lot of fish are swimming. It isn’t very likely that a doll artist will generate a large income.

Doll artists don’t make dolls because they want to become ridiculously wealthy. The make dolls because they like to make something nice and want to share this with their fans. So please, don’t try to make it sound as if we are heartless people who just want to rob you off your money. 

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