Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Paperclay Sculpts

Here are two dolls I was working on just before I busted my leg. Just now I was able to hobble my butt around with the digital camera and snapped some pictures. Oh man how I miss making dolls! At any rate, the head on top was made using Hannie Sarris' tutorial. I really like how this one turned out. The left side of her face is a little too high, but I think I can still fix it. The look I was going for was about a eight to ten year-old girl with the prospect of having a really big nose (tee-hee). I have some soft brown Tibetan lamb's wool just waiting to make her wig. Her eyes are 12mm plastic eyes I ordered from Kemper Dolls. All I need to do now is sculpt some arms and legs. I intend on using a cloth body.

The little doll in the last picture is a prototype of one of my smaller dolls. She measures just under 8 inches. Her head is sculpted out of paperclay and then covered with cloth. I used colored pencils for her eyes, lips and cheeks. Her hair is made from black wefted mohair. Her dress is adapted from a 19th century pattern. This doll also features a cloth body with articulated arms and legs. She certainly represents my more whimsical and slightly dark side. Be sure to click on the pictures for a massive close-up.

Happy Dollmaking,


Sherry Goshon said...

I love that head...awesome can't wait to see what you do with it...oh my sorry to hear about your leg...NOW that's no fun at all...

Ute said...

Oh' I love the paperclay face and the little dollie. You go girl! I hope your leg heals fast so I can see the finished piece. How is the troll??
P.S. Can you send me you e:mail again. I think a troll got into my address book and was messing around. Thanks!

Fran said...

WOW! love the face. Can't wait to see this doll finished.
Hope your leg is better.
Love & Hugs