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Gothic Blue

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.

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Grim Reaper Art Doll

I am finally getting back to working on new dolls. Lately I have been so busy with commission costumes that I had to slow down on my sculpting but I am near completion on my last commission…..just in time to start some pieces for halloween (my favorite time of the year!)

My grim reaper  is now completed and for sale in my Etsy shop!  Like all my dolls, she is 100% handmade without use of any molds. I have hand sculpted all the little skulls and details on her head and chest.  I use cernit clay (which I have found is the strongest of all polymers) and she is built over a carefully constructed wire based armature. She is painted in acrylics, and varnished for color protection. She stand about 15″ high and is not posable. Her eyes were also handmade by me.

For more of my works please visit my art page where I love to share my progress of each doll.

 

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OOAK ART DOLL RABBIT

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.

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Vampire Art Doll

My favorite time of the year is halloween and I had a lot of plans for many themed dolls however unexpected life changes threw me off track and I am now behind. So far I have only been able to create my vampire doll but I still have plenty of time to at least do one or 2 more in time for  halloween. I recently had an idea for a  Beetlejuice inspired doll so hopefully I will be able to get to start working on that one very soon.

My vampire art doll is my newest one and has just been listed  for sale in my Etsy shop.  As always layaway is available so you can always message me about breaking up payments. For more of my dolls and works in progress on each piece please visit my art page.

She is hand sculpted using cernit clay without any molds so is truly a unique piece. Everything from the eyes to the costume is handmade with love, and lots of time has gone into her construction.

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Gothic Demon Art Doll

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.

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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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