Sunday, April 20, 2014

Livia doll, in progress

It's been slow going, but yesterday I was able to get a little more done on my new doll, "Livia," inspired by the dolls of Izannah Walker and Helen Pringle.

I can see I still have a couple tweaks to do to the pattern, but here are the first two prototypes. The first (on the right) has a neck that's a little too bulky and her ears are just a bit larger than I want. Her legs are too short, as well.

The second prototype (the doll on the left) has had her upper and lower legs lengthened a bit. I also deepened her neck darts, but now I might have to move her nose up a millimeter or two to make room for her lips.
Their shoes are made from felt. I've got fabric picked out for their dresses. If I can get the rest of the painting done today - which is my goal - I hope to get at least one of the girls done. I plan to crackle Prototype #1 and do a wash over that to give her an aged look (which is why the arms are not yet attached.)
Stay tuned!


Robin's Egg Bleu said...

Well they are already beautiful and I cannot wait to see them all finished!

Dixie Redmond said...