Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Sculpting a new face tutorial

Today I started to sculpt new face in polymer clay, which then I will mold and make a new doll. So I decided to take a few pictures to show how I sculpt my faces.
 So I start with a layer of white clay over an aluminum foil, then I add clay in flesh color, about  3mm thick, the reason for it is that I like to see the depth of face features, keeps it more proportional for me:

At this point I don't bother with the back of the head, I will do it in the end, or sometimes even after I bake the face.
I poke the holes where the eyes will be and now is when I see the little white clay underneath so I know where to stop.
Small lump of clay for the nose : 

and I smooth everything out, shaping nose and eyes :

 Shaping top lip and eyes :

Cute profile :


I know she is not a beauty yet :), and the hardest part for me is - eyes :


 So eyes had to go, so I smooth them out, the nose and lips are fine - I rather love them :

This is more like it :


At this point I need to put her aside, the clay is too warm from my hands and makes it difficult to handle, I will let it cool down for a few hours, then will shape the features some more and add ears.
After that I will bake it and will make a mold, so you will be seeing this girl in the future :). This is how the faces on my girls come to life, I love sculpting them, and for some reason they do always come out different from each other. 
It is of course  not a "must do", it's just the way I find more comfortable for me. I hope you enjoyed it :).

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Yellow dress girl

So here is Adriana, she has a dark red hair wig and lovely yellow dress, shoes I made in fabric.
I will list her on eBay Sunday evening for 7 days.

Friday, March 15, 2013

10.5 and 12.5 inch dolls together.

Only two inches difference but she looks so much smaller,  I forgot how delicate they were when I first started making them a few years ago. She is a commission order and it was nice making her.
My new girl will be a red head actually, I will be making her wig next week as well as her dress.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Rosy got her shoes!

So after some struggle finishing her shoes - she finally has them, and while she is enjoying her new pair I took some pictures :

Is she adorable or what? :)... she already has a new mommy and is getting ready to go to her new home.
I am also working on a commission doll, the girl from my very first mold, I will share some pictures when she is done.
Also a girl with new face mold coming up very soon, as you can see I am quite busy lately.
Lots of hugs everyone,