Sunday, September 18, 2011

Practising faces (2)

After my little tribal girl I wanted to practise emotions and an older face.

 Another little buste (this head is a little larger then my tribal girl, would probably make an 18" doll).

And she is so sad!

Practising faces (1)

O.k. I figured my faces needed a little more practise (and I fancied a small project that I could finish in a weekend!). I've been watching dvd's by Philippe Faraut and was so impressed that I got his books.
He's a serious clay sculptor, but when it comes down to it the technique's are not all that different from sculpting in wool. So my first practise piece a buste of a little tribal girl.

Now, the pictures aren't great. Need to figure out how to photograph the darker skin. But it's been a long time since I made a doll with teeth and ears, lol.

Monday, August 22, 2011

My entry for the Treasures of the gypsy challenge 2011

Well...I swore I would never do this again....I would never post another doll to a challenge.
Customs doesn't like my dolls or maybe they like them too much, because sometimes they refuse to give dolls back. But once in Pamela's shop surrounded by all those scrumptious fabrics and after hearing this years theme I was sold. The theme is renaissance which made me immediately think of this picture.
The birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli

So I went to work and as always my dolls are made from textiles.
My birth of Venus arives from the sea on her shell. An angel comes to her rescue to cover her with a robe. Here are some quick snaps.