Sunday, September 14, 2008

Trying Something Different

While I've really been working on my Verity pattern (up to page 15 now), this doll has been on the back burner for a doll club challenge. We're making Izannah Walker inspired dolls, so I'm trying something different .

This doll is made from my Verity design, but with some differences. This is actually the first prototype of the design (when I was figuring out what to do for 2006 Hoffman Challenge). Well, the head is, anyway. I whacked the head off the original body, because the body was too small. Incidentally, this first doll was made from knit fabric, so her head is much rounder. Her replacement body is made from muslin.

I needle sculpted the face and repaired some blow-outs with paperclay. Next came the tricky part. I coated her head, neck and upper chest/back with blue and covered everything with a knit fabric. Next, I'll gesso and paint her. And she'll need ears, and maybe some dimensional curls or ringlets.

You can see more photos of this doll's progress at my picturetrail site. Click on the Izannah Walker inspired album:


Dixie Redmond said...

I LOVE seeing your in process photos. This head design is so wonderful. You've really thought it out, but not just thought it out, you've executed it. :-) Good for you. No dollmaking here yet. Cleaning the cellar. ;-)


Susie McMahon said...

I really like the 'impressionistic', sketchy nature of your dolls when they are at this stage. Great seeing the step-by-step process!

Lone Pierette said...

She is going to be wonderful - maybe we will all vote for this pattern too !!
hugs Lone

Maggie R said...

I Love your Blog.
You have an amazing talent for the dolls... Very inspirational... Thanks so much