Jesslyn Carver has been a natural-born artist all her life. She started serious drawing practice in her childhood and quickly moved into painting at the age of thirteen. Oil painting is her favorite, and she looks up to the seventeenth century masters like Jan Vermeer and twentieth century masters like John Singer Sargent and Norman Rockwell.
She spent four years studying art heavily in college and then called it quits to go home and focus on writing. She has numerous awards from college for her paintings, an essay published in her college's "best of student essays" magazine for 2011-2012, and exhibits her art around Nashville, TN now and again.
She enjoys all creative aspects surrounding ball-jointed doll customization and currently has thirteen of them. She plans to write more books about the BJD hobby in the future and is ever working hard on a fantasy novel trilogy.
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Everything, obvisouly lol. As I surfed around the net, researching how BJD face-ups are done, I noticed a large amount of disdain for sharing face-up tips. Don't get me wrong, there were plenty of nice people wiling to spill the beans of how they go about it, but there was definitely a crowd of artists who thought that this is something that should be kept under wraps, probably for the purpose of retaining their own commission business. This worry is bogus to me. I know there will ALWAYS be folk out there who don't want to paint their own face-ups, and I believe it's very important to pass the word along, don't worry about your own money-making so much--give something back, answer questions, and have the patience to repeat yourself. That's why I ALWAYS answer questions for free, and wholeheartedly believe in putting a book like this out there so anyone can learn if they want to.