How to Improve your Ball Jointed Doll Posing


Ball jointed dolls (BJDs) are articulated dolls that can be posed in various ways and be dressed up however you want. The best thing about these dolls are their BJD outfits that you can mix and match. They are so aesthetically pleasing that you would want to take a photo of them. However, some poses may look unnatural or awkward if not done properly. Here are some tips on how to improve your BJD posing skills.

Tips on Improving Your BJD Posing

  1. Use reference photos. You can look for photos of real people or other dolls that have similar poses to what you want to achieve. Pay attention to how the body parts align and balance each other. Try to mimic the angles and curves of the limbs and torso. In doing so, you’ll have a good grasp of what you want to achieve.  
  2. Adjust the tension of the joints. Sometimes, the joints of your ball jointed doll may be too loose or too tight, which can affect the stability and flexibility of the pose. You can tighten or loosen the elastic strings inside the doll using a hook tool or a pair of pliers. Be careful not to over-tighten or over-loosen the strings, as this may damage the doll or cause unwanted gaps between the parts.
  3. Use props and stands. Props can help you create more dynamic and interesting poses for your BJD. For example, you can use a chair, a book, a guitar, or a hat to add some personality and context to your doll. There are a lot of BJD accessories that you can use as props for your photoshoot. Stands can also help you support your doll in poses that are difficult to balance or hold for a long time. You can use a metal stand with a hook or a clamp that attaches to the waist or the back of your doll. Alternatively, you can use a clear acrylic stand that has a base and a rod that goes into a hole at the bottom of your doll.
  4. Experiment and have fun. The best way to improve your BJD posing skills is to practice and try different things. Change up your doll’s BJD outfits and don't be afraid to experiment with different angles, expressions, and accessories for your doll. You can also take photos of your poses and share them with other BJD enthusiasts online. You may get some feedback and inspiration from others, as well as make new friends who share your hobby.

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Just browse through our website and check out the BJD doll you’re looking for! 

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