So this sweet little lady was actually my first attempt in sculpting a head in air dry clay and my third doll finished. Funny how that happens. I've learned A LOT about sculpting dolls since I first started a few months ago but I think that this first head came out pretty good for my very first attempt. Sweet and simple.
Her eyes are black polymer clay and her hair is an auburn viscose that I curled. She's 10 inches long and her face is approximately 2 inches wide. Her eyebrows are hand drawn on with artist graphite pencils. She was sealed with several layers of a matt varnish. I absolutely love her cardigan sweater and matching bow in her hair!
She's ribbon jointed and her clothes are made from new, vintage and up-cycled materials. Oh, I just spotted that curl on the right edge of the chair, must have been stuck to her sweater after her trim. ;)
Her shoes are painted on.
I'm really happy with the way her hands came out. Hands are extremely difficult to sculpt but i think it's worth the time to try and get them looking like actual hands. I've been working on a new way to do hands so I can have finger separation.
I'm thinking about naming her Sky, hmm. Yes, I like it. Okay so, Sky can sit up on her own with a little bit of maneuvering to make sure she doesn't topple over. ;) But I think it better to err on the side of caution and give her something to lean against, like the chair.
And now for the opposite end of the spectrum.
Meet Belladonna, my Gothic Ballerina.
My sister, Pabkins actually started sculpting this head when she came to visit at Christmas. I did some tweaking, adding more brow, forehead and ears, but essentially this head is all her. ;) She's 11 inches long and her face is approximately 2 inches wide.
She's ribbon jointed and can sit up on her own. Her clothes are made from all new materials. She has silk ribbon around her neck and skirt. Her eyebrows are drawn on with graphite pencil and her hair is black viscose, cut in a cute punky style.
I'm loving her arm and leg warmers!
Both of these dolls and, Koneko from my last post will be listed in my etsy shop, hopefully today. ;)
Oh, here's a sneak peak at a head I've got going for a wall mounted bust for, Pabkins birthday. Still have tweaking to do on the eyes, but dang, I am SUPER PROUD of this head! This is only my fourth head and it is (in my opinion) awesome!! I think I've made progress in my sculpting skills by leaps and bounds from when I first began. ;)
So, what do you think of my girls?