About

About the Artist

Name: Tasha Neko

Gender: Female

Location: Canada

 

General interests: Asian ball jointed dolls, video games, kitties, spiders, zombies, skeletons, the macabre, sleeping (I am a lucid dreamer), music, anything and everything from the Victorian era, tea, cute things, LUSH

Music: Massive Attack, Portishead, Sneaker Pimps, IAMX, Bjork, Sigur Ros, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Radiohead, Rob Zombie, Rammstein

TV: The Simpsons, Family Guy, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead

Movies: Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Moulin Rouge, Sleepy Hollow, Gone With The Wind, various old school gothic horrors, plus way too many others to list (I like movies a lot!)

Game:  Silent Hill series, Resident Evil series, The Legend of Zelda series, Mario Bros series, Left 4 Dead, Bioshock, Grand Theft Auto series, Metal Gear Solid 4, plus too many others to list

Food:  Chai (spiced tea), chocolate, my Mums chicken divan, Pepsi

Colors: black (Im pretty much obsessed with this color) and shades of purpley pinkish red

General dislikes: intolerant/ignorant people, ticking clocks, mosquitoes, fruit flies

 

F.A.Q

Q: What the heck are these freaky dolls?

A: They’re asian ball jointed dolls. Most people refer to them as BJD’s,  or Super Dollfies (even though they technically aren’t all Super Dollfies). BJD’s are made from resin and are jointed and vary from a few inches tall to over 3 feet tall.

 

Q. So do you make these dolls?

A. Nope! I wish I could sculpt doll like this! I just paint and style them.

 

Q. Where do you buy these dolls then?

A. There are hundreds of online shops where you can buy BJD’s now (when I stared there was only one place! :WTF: ) so I wouldn’t even know where to begin listing stores. I recommend starting your search with Google.

 

Q. Can you teach me how to paint? / What do you use to paint your dolls?

A. Sometime I plan to make a tutorial on how I do repaints but I just haven’t had the time. I did do body blushing tutorials for The BJD Orbyrarium book though. The best advice I can give for now would be to thin your paint properly, that there is NO real substitute for Mr Super Clear and always use paints and pastels that are oil free.

 

Q. I want to commission you. How do I do that?

A. Check out my sales page for info on how to commission me

 

Q. Will you sell me (insert dolls name here) ?

A. Sorry! My dolls are NOT for sale! I only take commissions to paint heads (no I don’t sell heads either)

 

Q. Did you know that your pictures were in print in (insert magazine, book, etc here) ?

A. So far the only 4 places that have had my permission to print my pictures for books etc is Haute Doll magazine, FDQ magazine, Doll Reader magazine and The BJD Orbyrarium book. I am aware that there have been a few German magazines that have stolen my pictures. I am also aware that my pictures have been stolen and put on stickers, CD’s, tarot cards and books that were made in China. If you see my pictures in print somewheres and its not the places listed above please let me know .

 

Q. Can I post some of your pics somewheres else? Can I make them into a web page layout or icon?

A. Sure! All I ask is that you link back to me and dont claim credit for my pics. Id love to see what people do with my pics as far as layouts and things go so if you emailed me a link Id be happy :happy:

 

Q: How did you get into these dolls?

A: I used to draw a lot. Back in 2001 I was looking for an anime styled drawing model. I got turned onto the 1/6th dollfies and from there I found Super Dollfies. I actually saw my first Super Dollfie back in 1999 and I had fallen in love with it but the web page it was on was in Japanese. I cant read Japanese so I just assumed it was some type of impossible to get artist doll.

 

Q: What’s up with the weird profile story’s? Are you crazy? They’re dolls!

A: Its very common for BJD owners to have background story’s for their dolls. I think most BJD owners get some kind of a Velveteen Rabbit feeling from their dolls. For me my dolls are kind of the characters I used to draw and come to life, so to speak. Plus I think I just have too much time on my hands When I handle my dolls this stuff just pops into my head. I know my dolls are just dolls. The profiles are just all in good fun ^^;;

 

Q: So what doll of yours is your favourite and why?

A: Actually I love all my dolls. I think loooong and hard and save up for a good long time to get a doll so I’m not going to just go buy a doll on a whim. I do tend to spoil one doll for a while and then spoil another but really I love them all for different reasons.

 

Q: Ack! I cant believe you… a) showed a nekkid doll b) swore c) insert something that offended you …like that! Why no warnings??!

A: Sorry!! I’ll try to warn you next time! …Mebby :ninja:

 

Q: Pfft! Your dolls are ugly! You suck at painting! What makes you think that people would pay you to paint their doll?

A: To be honest I started doing commissions because no one else was doing it at the time ( this was years ago now) and I wanted to play with the different types of BJD and people tended to be afraid to work on their own dolls. Back then I would of done esthetics for free but its long since turned into a chore for me and it takes me a lot longer to paint a head because I am a detail freak. I don’t plan on taking commissions forever but for now I just feel an intense draw to paint on dolls and if some people want to pay me to do it who am I to argue?

 

Q: You must be really board to make up this lame FAQ right?

A: That obvious huh? X3

 

Q: You about done for now?

A: Uh.. Yuuuup!