My newest art doll is now available in my Etsy shop.
Her body is fabric stuffed with poly fill and her arms and face are sculpted in clay. She measures 24.5″ long and 12.5″ seated.
Follow my Facebook page for more of my dolls and WIP! Since Mardi Gras is almost here in the South, I decided to make a few fun dolls inspired by it. Pictures coming soon.
I had started this doll with the intention of having her completed for Easter but got so side tracked with the commission wedding dress as well as my own personal costumes. She is now completed and up in my Etsy shop waiting for a home. As always, layaway is available and I can break payments up to help make her easier to afford.
As with all my dolls, she is 100% handmade with no use of molds. Many hours and much love have gone into their construction. All pieces are original works that cannot be duplicated.
You can follow more of my work and progress on my art page.
I am a little late on posting this one. She has already been sold so I will not be listing in my shop. For more of my works and my daily works in progress please visit my art page.
I have been busy working on dolls and making a new costume so I am a little behind on sharing my other A-kon costumes so here they are. As I probably have mentioned a million times, Sakizo is one of my favorite artists and I have cosplayed 6 of her designs so far. I keep telling myself it is time to step away and do something different but I keep finding new artworks that are just so inspiring. I have quite an obsession with corsets, ruffles, and all the intricate details. They are just so much fun to create so I do predict a few more in my future cosplays.
As with all my cosplays, I tend to not be accurate but rather do my own interpretation of the design. I am not one to follow rules and often have my own vision of each character. Plus I like to work with fabrics and pieces that I already have on hand to keep cost down.
For more of my costumes please feel free to follow my cosplay page. You can also follow all of my art here.
I recently told myself I needed to step up on my dolls, and push myself harder to perfect them, particularly on the faces. Faces have always been the biggest challenge for me (mostly setting the eyes even) so I really tried to focus on this one, trying my best to be as symmetrical as possible. I created my own eyes (using clay and sun curing epoxy) rather than just painting them straight onto the dolls and I am happy with this decision as I find it gives her more life. This is something I will definitely be continuing with on my future dolls. Another thing I experimented with, although nothing to get too overjoyed about, is curling her hair. I know its rather simple but to me it was exciting to transform pieces of straight fibers into beautiful curls, something I plan to do more often. Perhaps soon I will even hand dye my own fibers.
I am very pleased with the direction she is going.. I currently have cosplay on my mind (because it is that time of the year for me) so I was thinking about my last costume which was gothic lolita-ish, full of ruffles and lace and also had devil horns. I used this as inspiration for her however wanted the hair to be bright red rather than black. I was also thinking back on my recent trip to A-kon where I got to meet Huang Shan (RingDoll ..doll maker from China) and all of his dark,gothic dolls. While at A-kon I had also attended a class on Victorian mourning customs and traditions and their attire so I also had that in the back of my mind when creating this doll.
I still have a bit of work to do on her, such as sculpting the rest of her limbs (yes sometimes I work in a weird order), creating shoes, working on something for her head and finishing the remainder of her costume. I may also add a few more details and beadwork here and there.
Usually I list my dolls in my Etsy shop, however someone has already contacted me about purchasing her, so she will not be available for sale. I do have lots more dolls that I will be making and will be sharing my progress so if interested you can follow my work here.
My newest sculpts inspired by Alice in Wonderland. They were both hand sculpted using Cernit doll clay over strong wire armatures, hand painted in acrylics and varnished for color protection. Both have been sold.
You can follow my art dolls, costumes and works in progress on my art page.
I plan to make some more Alice inspired dolls soon. For now here is the Queen of Hearts and Alice.
I am working on some new chokers to sell at an upcoming steampunk festival in November. Until then I will be listing them in my Etsy shop. They are all OOAK, handmade chokers with double interfacing for extra strength. They have grommets in the back so they can corset to fit a variety of neck sizes.
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