Good evening everybody! I hope you did have a fantastic Valentines Day with your love ones and took time to eat chocolate! On tonight’s post, I will continue with Agnès name meaning. Agnes is a Greek name meaning “pure” or “holy”. The name passed to Italian as Agnese, to Portugues as Inês, and to Spanish, as Inés. This old name was in fact widely popular due to the fact that it was also the name of a famous Christian saint, Saint Agnes of Rome. Also for more than 400 years, Agnes was the third most popular name for women in the English speaking world, especially in the Middle Ages. I know, many of you think this name does not suit her, due to her “African” look, but when I created her, I though of Haitian women…and let’s not forget that most Haitian names are French ones do the the mix of some our ancestors and French colonization! Thank you for reading and will see each other soon!
Good evening everyone! Starting tonight and for the next two weeks, end ending on December 23, just before Christmas Eve, I will be posting on a continuous basis work in progress and promotional photos of my sexy Laïs. In tonight’s post, I present you Laïs just after sanding. This beauty was created last spring and is made out of Cernit polymer clay and prosculpt. she is one of my favorites and the one I am most proud of. Thanks to you all for watching and your dear support!
Tonight, I will make this short and sweet: in this post I am presenting more pictures of Aglahé, my sixth doll of last year. By the way, all pictures on this post were made early this month. Thanks/Merci
Hello! Let me present to you Aglahé! Inspired from mix race Dutch Guiana beauties, Aglahé is made out of Cernit Flesh and Prosculpt Ethnic flesh polymer clay. She stands 18 inches high (45,7 cm), her wig is made out of high quality human hair and her glass eyes are handmade by me. Speaking of glass eyes, as you can see up close on Aglahé’s right eye, there is a crack across the middle. This problem is do to the pressure of the clay once it is cooled down after baking. I made that remark a few days ago in a previous post Fei Fan part 2 and the reason why I switched to crystal eyes. I molded her on following Adami’s slim silhouette, but with more “sex appeal”. Also, I was a bit afraid at first on how I molded her face, I thought of ET the extraterrestrial for a moment. Sorry to say that, but seriously I didn’t know how she would turned out after baking her and I didn’t want to think on how I would paint her. I hope you like her, despite this problem. More photos of her will be posted tomorrow. Thanks and have great night.
This is last the part of Abrille’s Photos! PS: I am so sorry for the quality of the pictures! It doesn’t do the doll any justice…I’m planning to buy another camera in early fall. Till my next post, Enjoy!
Good afternoon to you all. Yesterday, I presented the first part of Abrille and tonight it will be the last one, so stay in touch for more photos of her! Abrille is my first Latin or South American doll, but she was my fifth doll from the year 2013. Actually, she was created in long period, two months and half (end of April to early July). No wigs were created at that time, since I had to look another way to make a good wig by using high quality human hair instead of synthetic hair, but I had to wait in August of that year to do it.
Happy Sunday everybody! Tonight it gives me a pleasure to introduce you to Abrille. She’s completely made from Cernit polymer clay (Almond). Before her, I had never used or tried this clay, it was only when I discover a great article on american doll artist Jamie Williamson, where you could see her gorgeous beauties made out of this clay. With more information on this clay, I learned that many internationally well know doll artists use this clay, like German artist, Rotraut Schrott. When it is unbaked, I founded this clay very hard, crumbly and inflexible and yes, for one moment I was a little worried. I asked myself several questions: How can I condition this clay? Do I have to do it with the heat of my hands by making small balls? Do I use a ceramic roll to do the work and than finish it all with the pasta machine by making small pancakes? But this clay was still crumbling through my fingers while working with it!
I didn’t want to panic and it was not necessary, so the best thing for me to do was to inform myself and the end, I discovered that many people were using food processors. They work well because they warm the clay with friction as well as chop and mix it. It took me two days to condition it! The other downside of this clay, is it’s color darkens a lot on baking which shocked me for few minutes. However, in my own opinion, once it cooled down, Cernit clay gives a translucence finish effect that no other clay can achieve.The realistic finish effect is unbeatable! My Abrille skin tone finish look so alive! I couldn’t wait to sand and paint her and yes, despite the hardness of the clay, I was over the moon with the final result!