Monday, March 16, 2009

A Challenge Doll Done!

This re-do, salvage doll is done, or nearly done (she still needs her knickers), though I think I may make her skirt a little shorter to show off her blue print legs.

She is truly a salvage doll, starting out in an entirely different way. I've been adding to her progress photos at my picturetrail site, in the Salvage Doll album.

She is the doll I made for the molded-face Vintage Cloth Dollmaking challenge mentioned a couple posts back, using a cloth-over-cloth technique. She is painted in acrylics, and shaded with pastels. I use a stiff fabric brush to apply the pastels.

This was one of my many unfinished dolls pictured in this post. She's the tall one in the center back.


Shashi Nayagam said...

She is beautiful!! Doesn't it give a warm sense of glow when you finish a doll.
I love the face painting in this one it is so delicate. I have never done pastels on acrylics. I must try that.

Deanna Hogan said...

Thanks, Shashi~
I do love finishing something. You should try the pastels - they help to create really soft shading and highlights. I use a stiff fabric brush to apply them. I'll see if I can find a link to the site where I get the special brushes, and add it to this post.


Anonymous said...

Hello Deanna
She is very beautiful!! very soft painting, I love her!
I see all your work. In your blog and yahoo groups.
I congratulate you! and thank you very much for sharing your technique with us.

All the best
Maria del Valle

Dixie Redmond said...

Good Christmas! She's wonderful!

How tall is she? Can I feature her on the Izannah' Daughters site?

Deanna Hogan said...

Thanks so much. This doll's about 21 1/2 inches tall, Dixie, and I'd be honored to have her added to Izannah's Daughters.


fiddlestixstudios said...

She's stunning,Deanna!Your Izannah's have such a unique style,they are so peaceful&serene.Thanks SO much,for the brush tip,regarding pastels!I LOVE to use them,and do so on almost every doll I make,too.I have been using those artist's sponges that look like log handled make~up brushes.The sponges wear down extremely fast.I can't wait to give the brushes a try!