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Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United Kingdom
British • Genderqueer • 28 years old

My muse is pretty flighty, but once or twice a year I get inspired to doll again ;)

I started dolling circa. 2001/2 so it's been a while.

I love getting messages by the way (who doesn't?) =D


Let's Make a Deal - in progress by Icecradle
Let's Make a Deal - in progress
some wip shots of Let's Make a Deal.
I post these to share how I work and to be helpful, so if you have any questions about how I did things, please do leave a comment!

The sketch was based on a runway shot of RuPaul as I loved the dress she was wearing.

I tend to shade one item at a time as that's my preference. I use the darkest shade on one side only to enforce the light source. A greyer tone in the palette gives it that silky look.

When I started the skin shading, I thought it'd be cool if she was in grey-scale apart from the dress, so I started using a warm grey palette to compliment the red.

As I was doing the face, I'd moved on from the initial RuPaul inspiration and was going for something more conceptual. I started making the end of the dress fade out to black and then, on a whim, added the little flamy bits. At this point, I thought 'hey she'd make a cool devil if she had horns', so I added the horns.

Then I was stuck with what to do background-wise. I'd already decided I wanted some red back-lighting, and I wasn't sure it would show up well on certain backgrounds, so I played around with a few colours. Eventually though, I settled on adding some carnage at her feet (as I didn't want to detract from the doll itself), making the flames of the dress red and keeping the red back-lighting very simple.
Let's Make a Deal by Icecradle
Let's Make a Deal

this started out as a doll of RuPaul.... and then... this. I blame watching too many Supernatural episodes back to back.
Grass Stain - MLP OC by Icecradle
Grass Stain - MLP OC
I was going to apologise for this. But sod it, it was fun.
nice to do something different for a change.

and yeah, he has a ridiculous name... (and yeah he's a guy xD)

Base by :iconsarahmfighter:
yeah distant memory and horribly rusty technique. =/ Anyway, I dolled for the first time in probably a year. Yay.

"uhhh wait a minute... why did you sign that doll 'Ajay'?"

Thanks for asking, convenient asker of questions! Ajay is my new dolling name. A lot has changed over the past year and a bit, and I'm just not comfortable being Asha anymore.

"Isn't Ajay a boy's name?"

Yup! And I'd really love it if you used male pronouns for me if that's not too confusing. Sorry if it is - I confuse myself often enough, so I totally get it.

"So are you identifying as a guy now?"

Not quite. I'm identifying as genderqueer, but on the masculine end of the spectrum and I prefer male or neutral pronouns, but a surprising amount of people dislike using 'they' in the singular.

"Thats cos it's bad grammar."

I'm not going to get into that right now, convenient asker, but if anyone wants to discuss pronouns with me, my notes are open, and to make things easy (well, as easy as possible), 'he/him/his' is fine'.

"So do I need to update my links to your bases to say Ajay instead of Asha?"

Nope! That'd be cruel if I insisted on that. Just please refer to me as Ajay from now on, thanks.

"What happened to your website?"

It died. 'Cos money.

"Are you going to make a new one?"

Not at the moment, no.

"So.. are you back dolling... like.. for good now?"

Ehhhh, let's just see what happens, k?

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Artzygrrl Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Hey! I remember you! I used to be Dena! I can't remember what you used to be called but I recognize your dolls. I was jelly of all your skillz back in the day. Come to think of it..still am! :)
Icecradle Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hiya =)
I used to be called asha and thank you!
Artzygrrl Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Ok I vaguely remember your name! Ha, but I do remember your dolls!
Aristanova Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the :+fav: c:
GothicaAmmy Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy B Day:cake::party:
LordMystirio Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Happy Birthday miss. All my best wishes. ^_^ Enjoy your day ;)
Thanksforsharing Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
You have been featured in the October #dAThanksForSharing Feature!
Thanks for sharing your art with all of us!…

virago89 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013
Thanks for the watch!
Icecradle Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome =)
Thanksforsharing Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013
Your artwork is appreciated by your fellow deviants on deviantART! We are here to share our support for all you have shared with us! Keep up the good work! Your artwork will be featured in #dAThanksForSharing near the end of the week!

Thanks For Sharing!

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