Friday, February 14, 2014

More About Making Ball-Jointed Dolls

If you are thinking of trying to sculpt a ball-joint doll you may find a guide helpful. Thanks to this doll maker for sharing his illustrated tutorial (be sure to click the links at the bottom of his page to see all 5 parts): http://deskleaves.deviantart.com/art/Ball-jointed-doll-tutorial-part-1-303710466
And here are some photos of a commercial resin BJD that show the shapes of the pieces as it is assembled: http://astheresinworldturns.blogspot.com/2010/08/assembling-or-restringing-ball-jointed.html

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Ball-Jointed Doll - Stringing - Part Two of 2


NOTE: Part One of this video is on the post below.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Ball-Jointed Doll - Stringing - Part One of Two


Ever wondered how those BJD's were put together? Nothing is better then seeing one assembled to take the confusion out of the process. This video demonstrates how one doll maker strings her polymer clay BJD.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Landmarks You Should Know

One of my sources for human anatomy references is the web site Fine Art. The following two links are to landmarks you should memorize to enhance your ability to sculpt a figure:
http://www.fineart.sk/photo-references/figure-drawing-all-its-worth-andrew-loomis/036
http://www.fineart.sk/photo-references/figure-drawing-all-its-worth-andrew-loomis/037
The illustrations are from Figure Drawing For All Its Worth by Andrew Loomis (check this blog's Index by Topic for 'Books' where you will find a free source).


NOTE: You will find references photos of nudes on the Fine Art web site too: http://www.fineart.sk/

Thursday, February 6, 2014

How To Use A Photo Of An Iris For Doll's Eyes

Thanks to this doll artist for her tutorial on making eye balls; she is using a photo of a real iris on a quilting pin and using UV light to cure the 3D gloss coating:
http://www.pgmsculpting.com.php5-19.dfw1-2.websitetestlink.com/tutorials/
More info about how to use the 3D gloss product is found here: http://www.sakuracraft.com/lacquerpreparationnew.htm