Saturday, June 28, 2014

Skull Proportions

Are you trying to  make a skull under sculpt? This front and side view may help you with correct proportions:

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Forming The Shape Of A Head

This video trailer for a DVD demonstrates shaping a basic skull in preparation for sculpting facial features. The head is larger than the smaller scale dolls we sculpt but you may find it helpful to visualize the shape. View it here:

Friday, June 20, 2014

More About Sculpting A Baby

Thanks to this doll maker for sharing her sculpting a baby photo tutorial. The web page is in Russian but you can translate it:
For more about this topic be sure to check this blog's Index for "Babies and Children."

Monday, June 16, 2014

Undersculpt For Eyes - Part 1 of 2

This video demonstrates using Epoxy Sculpt as an under sculpt in the eye sockets, placement of the pre-made eyeballs into the epoxy, and when set, adding the eyelids. She also shares how she visualizes the planes of the head as she sculpts the face.

Undersculpt For Eyes - Part 2 of 2

This video covers adjusting the depth of the eyes as well as sculpting the back half of the head, inserting a wire armature, and ears.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Feather Wings

Here is a little pdf booklet about how to make small scale wings from feathers:

Tips For Using UV Gel

Many doll makers use a UV gel product for coating eyeballs and for embellishments. There are several brands of these products to choose from. This video demonstrates how to work with them.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Polymer Clay Eyeballs

Creating eyeballs for your polymer clay dolls is both easy and affordable. This doll maker shares her method of making eyeballs from polymer clay and painting them with acrylic paint and a Micron pen. She begins by making a mold to control the size. See her complete tutorial here: