Thursday, May 27, 2010

Recent sculpt

Ok, here is what i have been working on, i think i am channeling one of our founding Fathers, its looking like George W... not Bush...Washington...Really looks like him,and to think, I had always though he had somewhat of a Charlie Brown shaped head too, which to me, is an uncapturable shape. Hehe actually its going to be a witch cage doll. Trying to get back to where i started from....Well see how it goes Ay? She now has lips, forehead and eyes...

10 comments:

Tina Eudora said...

Looks great! I am just starting out and I have been reading a few books from the library on doll making although I think until you get your hands wet (so to speak) none of it makes sense. I have been using paper clay and for one I tried putting a thin layer of polymer clay over the paper clay. Do you have a favorite method? Thanks

Sue said...

Hee, it does look like George Washington's profile. Looking forward to seeing your completed witch cage doll!

Sue

Plain-n-Simple! said...

Tina,
Yes i do, i like paper clay by its self, i have never tried polymer w/ paper clay, I like the method of a stockinette, but this doesnt work w/ all types of dolls. I started out w/ paper mache. I am only beginning to see that making your own 'style' of doll is highly important, well, at least to me it is. I am evolving or maybe i am regressing haha ? I am going to start making my own doll. Im not going to use a pattern either, Im going to do just like i started out doing 10 years ago. I will have to see your type of doll...going to take a gander k?

Evelyn's Wonderland said...

I do see the resemblance. Your work is so beautiful and I look forward to seeing her completed. Happy Doll Making!

Robin's Egg Bleu said...

I can't wait to see your new "Washington Witch"! Before we know it, Halloween will be upon us. I too prefer papier mache.

Jackie, I totally agree with your concept...the idea of doing one's 'own' doll. While I do take inspiration from others, namely Izannah dolls, I too use my own body patterns, clothing, do my own sculpting, etc.

There's nothing better than that sense of accomplishment from knowing you took a raw material and created a beautiful doll from scratch, and the purity of doing your very own work, your very best.

And really, it's the only way I think to improve one's skill. None of us will ever achieve perfection, but as long as we are trying, we can only get better! Otherwise, artists get stagnant. Use it or lose it, I always say!

Dixie Sargent Redmond said...

I know that however "he" ends up, he'll be great!

I enjoy sculpting with paperclay. It's so forgiving. I love taking my Halloween carving tools and re-shaping it.

Plain-n-Simple! said...

Robin ,
Very well said, I Love the idea of the Washington witch!!!!!!!! She looks completely different now, she has jowls, Yikes is that how you spell it, Dix, i never realized how many carving goodies i had packed away, even a garrote for clay? It must have been a yard sale?
I do have to say tho, i have learned so much from IW doll creating!!!!!!! And like you you Dix, I might still make one a year, she too special of a doll to not!
Evelyn Thank You for stopping by, your dolls resemble Loopy Boopy's, are you Colleen?
Many HUgs,
Jackie

Dixie Sargent Redmond said...

What the heck is a garrote? You're way beyond me, Miss Jackie. I do have some carving tools, but they're not for carving wood. I would like to try that sometime, though.

Tina Eudora said...

Thanks for the reply Jackie! I am so excited about making dolls, and plan to spend the weekend working on a few. I have been drawing out designs based on what I have been reading in my borrowed doll books and I think I have a design that will give me what I want. As soon as I do I will definitely post the photos and please do let me know what you think!

Plain-n-Simple! said...

Tina,
This is so neat!!!!!!! Good Luck, most important ...enjoy!!!!!!
Hugs,
Jackie