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Hi everyone! I was away last weekend for a small but busy trip to the Big Apple! Some of you may have seen a few of my pictures and videos. Hope you like them, though some pictures did not turn out well…but for tonight’s post, I will not talk about my great trip, but I will be presenting a small video of my 2012 dolls! More videos will be on there way. Stay tuned my doll friends!
Good evening! A few posts ago, I presented two different sets of hand made doll eyes created in Fimo Classic & Fimo Soft: one set only painted and the other ones were glass eyes. Though I was quit a happy with both results, I still wasn’t satisfied with them. I wanted something sophisticated and with a touch of fantasy.
Good evening! Yesterday, I presented my very first doll head from the year 2013, Samynah. She was made in in late January of that year and created in Living Doll (Terracotta), Fimo Classic (chocolate) and Premo (Frost). It took me 10 hours to sculpted her… in fact, I sculpted her head over and over again…well 5 times! I was simply unhappy with the first three results. At first, she looked like a small child and all I wanted was a beautiful young lady from eastern Africa: Ethiopia, Tanzania and Somalia. More photos of her painted will be presented tomorrow. Stay in touch.
Good evening! By the end of the 2012, I decided to tried a new polymer clay: Living Doll. From various forums I eared this clay was excellent and was used by doll makers worldwide. It is also perfect for beginners and those who like working with a softer polymer clay. I agree with this, since it’s texture is easy to work with and can be mixed with any of the Sculpey or Premo clay to create intermediate flesh colors. The color palette is more realistic than Fimo clay. However, I wasn’t quite sure with this clay since I was use to work with more brutal and rough clay. Also, I found various techniques to condition tougher clay. The best solution for me was to test this clay by creating several doll heads and others with a mix of Fimo Classic and Soft.
Hi everyone! After a month of practicing more heads, feet and hands, it was time for me to create new set of doll eyes. This time, I tried to use glass eyes, but still wanted to paint irises with acrylic paints and a mix of Fimo classic and Fimo Soft polymer clay. The end result was…OK at that time. In future posts, I will show you other glass eyes I was working on.
Good evening! When I’ve started to sculpted dolls in early 2012, I’ve made a lot research on how many doll artist have started to make their own dolls. Back than, I felt a little like a homeless and I didn’t have any connections or a mentor to help me out. However, one day by reading Doll Reader magazine, there was an advertising on a book called CREATING LIFELIKE FIGURINES In Polymer clay by Katherine Dewey. I was hooked and by magic, I didn’t feel alone anymore. I’ve decided to by this book on Amazon as a Christmas gift in December 2011 and read it half a dozen times before I’ve started to mold anything. This book is easy to read and to fallow for every beginners, especially if you’re interested in polymer clay.
PS: I’m taking four days off for a short holiday. My next post will be on Monday July 6th. Till than love to you all and I’ll see you on my next post.
Hello to you all! As I said yesterday, more photos of Aleisha would be added. She was made in Fimo classsic chocolate and I’ve mixe it with a bit of Fimo classic white. The result was OK but not as I wished. I wanted something more cinnamon and not milk chocolate. When it came the moment to paint her, it was a challenged to get that cinnamon color. What I like this doll is her curvy silhouette.
Good evening! By the end of summer 2012, after Ally, I’ve sculpted one head sculpt in Fimo Classic Chocolate. It gave me the chance to test my face up on darker skin tone which I’ve never did. I was hooked with the result, but I did do a lot of recherche on dark skin shadows and light effect. From that moment, I felt more confidant with my sculpting and painting skills.