I did a few searches and found a thread similar to this, but quite different at the same time, so I thought I'd start a new one. If that's not alright please delete this or merge it with the other thread. The other thread talks about people who have done face-ups themselves and how many of their dolls have face-ups by them, the company or someone else. My questions are: 1) When it comes to face-ups, would you prefer to do your own, let the company do it (when that's an option) or have someone else do it? 2) If done by someone else, is there a certain artist you have in mind? 3) If done by you, why did you decide to do your own? 4) Have you ever gotten a face-up you weren't happy with? (Either by the company or another artist) And if so, how did you go about fixing it? If there are any other things you'd like to tack on for this discussion please do! I'd like to hear other people's thoughts on this and really get a discussion going on the matter as it is a pretty big part of the hobby and the dolls themselves, a face-up makes a doll who they are in alot of ways. I know alot of people think "Oh hey, I'll just do it myself and save alot of money! " which really isn't the case as just brushes alone can cost you over $30 if you're getting multiple types and sizes, while alot of face-up artists by commisson charge that plus shipping. I personally plan to get most of mine with face-ups by the company, there's only one I want to do myself for multiple reasons. One being she'd be so much more personal to me. Two being it'd take up alot of my time to get her just as I want her and that's a big part of the hobby to me. Three being I'm not sure I could explain the type of face-up I want to someone else, but I can see it perfectly in my mind. Four being I really want to learn to do it myself and love things like that dispite them being more expensive in the long run.