Wednesday, October 04, 2006

The Progression of Phoebe


Patricia Rose says the best dolls are the ones that are completely planned before you begin making it. Lisa Lichtenfels also drafts every single aspect of her doll too. Judging from the excellent work of these two dollmakers, one can see how planning your doll in advance will help you to achieve better results. Now I must admit that in the past I just jump right into the dollmaking process. Sometimes my doll would hit a high note with me, but most of the time they would be just...eh okay.
So with Phoebe, I have applied this process. Above is the sketch I made of her. She will have wild orange hair pulled back with knotted headbands. Her pink blouse will be made like a smock trimmed with crocheted lace. Her bodice and skirt will be forest green trimmed with lace and beads. Without taking the time to draw Phoebe, I probably would have been lost and wasted time or even worse, wasting fabric.
Here is my doll before I painted her. The understructure is needle-sculpted cotton knit and the body is made from osnaberg.
Now Phoebe is painted and awaiting her hair and costume. I will post more pictures as I progress. Be sure to bookmark this blog!





2 comments:

Timotheos Prologizes said...

I really like this one. She has a very sweet face.

Timotheos Prologizes said...

I really like this one. She has a very sweet face.