Saturday, June 29, 2013

Sculpting Celebrities

So you want to sculpt a likeness of a celebrity? I say go for it but read this blog post first: http://clayworkman.blogspot.com/2012/08/legalities-of-sculpting-celebrities.html

Friday, June 28, 2013

Painting A Geisha Doll's Face

Here is a step by step demonstration of applying the paint colors and shapes to an Asian face to transform her into a geisha.   http://www.hannari-ya.com/shironuriinfo.html

Monday, June 17, 2013

How To Make A Ball Jointed Doll

What is a ball jointed doll (BJD)? Here is a nice explanation:
http://newclaynews.blogspot.com/2010/10/what-is-bjd.html
And here is a step by step tutorial on the process of making a BJD: http://www2d.biglobe.ne.jp/~dhnoah/make_00.htm

Sunday, June 16, 2013

More About BJDs

This web site discusses making a ball jointed doll and uses a proportion chart for a 5 to 7 year old child. Check it out here:
http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.aimi-doll.com%2Fhowto%2F01.html&hl=en&langpair=auto|en&tbb=1&ie=shift_jis

This doll http://kathyoconnellsart.wordpress.com/2011/08/22/stringing-my-porcelain-ball-jointed-doll/maker shows how she used steel springs to assemble her BJD instead of elastic:

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Polymer Clay Iris

'Marble Method' is what this doll maker calls her technique of making an iris with a pupil from polymer clay. If you have trouble painting your small scale doll's iris, you will want to try this technique:
http://www.renatajansen.co.uk/gallery/tutorials/marble.asp