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Gothic Demon Art Doll WIP

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.

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Dark Elf Art Doll

My dark elf doll is now finished and  can be found in my Etsy shop.

She has been inspired by my love of fantasy, anime, and video games.

OOAK ribbon jointed art doll hand sculpted over a strong, sturdy armature. No molds are ever used in my art. All work begins with a strong wire armature, a lump of clay and a sketch/idea. Much love and many many hours go into their constructions. Each one of my dolls is truly a ooak and can not be duplicated.

She measures approximately 18″ from head to toe and 10″ when seated.

Made with cernit doll clay, painted in acrylics and varnished for protection. Her costume is made from fishnet and many layers of hand cut leather. Each individual piece has been painted in purple and white and finished with a varnish.
Her hair is white viscose.

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Bride of Frankenstein WIP

The Bride of Frankenstein has always been one of my favorite horror movie icons, so after watching Face Off a couple of weeks ago and their challenge to create their own version of the  bride, I decided to take the challenge myself. The story that came to my mind was the Bride being this beautiful creature, created as the mate for Frankenstein and  like in the original story she will reject him. The monster knows he is ugly and cannot compare to her beauty and in fear that she may not love him back, he plots to cut out her eyes so that she can never see him. He succeeds in cutting one of her eyes, but she ends up awakening and escaping before he completes the task.

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Drawings 2013

More drawings:

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