Sunday, June 01, 2008

More WIP's of My Hoffman Doll


My doll is now painted with acrylics.


Here is a view from behind.


Here she is from head to toe.


This is a comparison in size. I enlarged my pattern by 25%. Dreadful Pauline, wearing the green dress, stands roughly ten inches tall while my Hoffman doll is approximately thirteen inches tall. It was an enjoyable experience experimenting with scale. Also my Hoffman doll is weighted with BB pellets, another first for me, so she'll sit nicely. The next step is to make a prototype costume out of muslin. I've already chosen a picture from 1879 as inspiration for her dress. The final step is to make a base for her to sit on. Still undecided on that one.


elphabainwicked said...

This is amazing watching Hoffman being created!!!


Clothmatters said...

All of your dolls are spectacular! I enjoy visiting your blog to see your latest creations.

Dixie Redmond said...

Your ability to capture expression - a feeling of the moment, even - is remarkable!


Diane MacNaughtan said...

Love your dolls!!!


Coppermouse Dolls said...

Thanks guys. :)

Fran said...

Looking wonderful. Can't wait to she her finished.

Jan said...

You've got a style, all your own, and I love it! Your dolls are so alive and it shows!

At first I was captivated by their faces, but the Hoffman has such great posture!

Keep it up!

Coppermouse Dolls said...

Thank you Jan. :)

Rivkah Rosenfeld said...

I love this doll! Gosh this is just so full of personality- awesome job!

BlackCrow said...

I just stumbled upon your blog and had to write to you to say how amazed I am at your dolls!
I make dolls too and have just started make dolls clothes. Your work is so neat!! My dolls are on the ragged self taught sewer side:)
I think I'm going to spen all day looking at your links!!