Kissmela or the smallest face I have ever painted
Kissmela fashion dolls have been around for a while. This mold (Anne) was released in 2016, I believe. But up until recently there were next to no pictures of her. It was difficult to find anything about her when I ordered mine. I am not sure why she has become so popular in the meantime, probably somebody posted a picture somewhere and lots of people bought her.
There are other Kissmela doll heads, Ms Peng and Linn, but this one is the most expressive in my opinion. There is a Kissmela doll body, but I have mine on a Mengfan “Original Chinese woman doll body 1/6”. The original body comes with a very long neck, and I am not a fan of the look with her high forehead. The Mengfan body is a perfect color match, and the size looks very nice with her small head. The body is a bit smaller than the Barbie MTM body, but has almost as many points of articulation. To be honest, the quality seems better. No rough seam lines, all neat and smooth, like most of the Chinese branded fashion dolls.
She is not so much a re-paint as an OOAK paint- she didn’t have a face before. As far as I know the doll always comes blank. I had her in a box for almost a year, and I have to admit I was a bit afraid if I could paint her. Or rather see what I paint. But with my new magnifying lamp that’s a problem of the past.
But still, her face is super tiny, so far the smallest face I have ever painted. Lots of character, though, which is really surprising for such a small face. I gave her a haircut as well.
I have to make some clothes for her, the grey sweater she is wearing is a bought one for Blythe.
#bellaonkickstarter – a crowdfunding project
And I will use the opportunity to tell you about a project the next pictures are for: #bellaonkickstarter. It’s a crowdfunding project started by doll photographer Izabella Kwella (Bella_barbiedoll on facebook, Instagram: @bella_belladoll). She wants to publish a book about doll photography. I first saw her work on my blogger friend Kamelia’s blog, and she really brings 1/6 scale dolls to life. Check out Bella’s Instagram or facebook and support her project 🙂