Monday, February 7, 2011

New Doll - WIP

I've been wanting to try my hand at a doll, an honest-to-goodness doll with moving arms and hand sewn cloth clothing. I've thrown all sorts of obstacles in my way, (why do we do that?) made up excuses for why I couldn't create one. How to do the armature, how to make the clothes with no sewing machine, how to sculpt it with paperclay and make it smooth and on and on. I finally decided that I can figure out the armature, that I can hand sew the clothes and don't really need a sewing machine, that I can make the clay smooth enough and that a few little bumps here and there just add character and define my style. So  ...... one big gulp ......... and I begin a new path.

I will make an effort to record my progress. I love watching other artists wip's and I'm hoping you all will enjoy my attempt to create this doll.


sassypackrat said...

How exciting to do something new! You are off to a great start! Can't wait to see more!

BumbleVee said...

don't forget sandpaper..... if you haven't used paper clay before ... it sands really easily. And once you get it sort of smooth...even just brown paper will make it smoother yet.... Looking great so far!

Sylvia Smiser said...

Looking good! I think she will turn out awesome!!!

Liz Revit said...

The doll is looking good so far. Can't wait to see the updates.

Pam of Always Artistic said...

Oh this is going to be fun to watch your progress. I think you are doing a great job so far. You can do it if you put your mind to it!


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