Saturday, December 24, 2016

Form Clay Into The Correct Shape For A Head


Thanks to this doll artist for this interesting video about how to achieve the correct shape for a doll's head. Then be sure to check our topic 'Under-sculpt' for information about making a base/armature to use under your clay. It is so much easier to sculpt over a solid under-sculpt.

Wish I had seen this video when I started to sculpt!

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Miniature Doll Costuming - Tutorials


This Red Riding Hood costume tutorial is just one of 40 videos from this doll maker. They will play one after the other. Most, but not all, are simple costuming tutorials like this cute cape with a hood attached, skirt, top and vest. She uses the glue method of construction with the costume pieces permanently attached to the doll's body but you could sew if you desire. Be sure to check them out, I'm sure you will pick up lots of tips.

Link to videos on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXNS4sFh2m0&list=PLkCmAQa67A-mDJZvOarcVMqhGr2uU8lq-&index=1

Thursday, December 15, 2016

15 Tutorials For You

Thanks to this doll artist for sharing all of these excellent sculpting tutorials with us. These are free to use and learn; they cover many doll making skills. You will find them here:
http://debwood.com/home-page/tutorials/

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Monday, December 5, 2016

General Rules About Facial Proportions

The Beginners School says "while you may think of the head as an egg shape, it's really much more accurate to think of it as a ball with a sort of blocky triangle on the bottom for the jaw." So true! We think doll makers will find sculpting-in-the-round tutorials to be the most helpful. You will find all their tutorials on sculpting the human head on their web site here:
http://www.beginnersschool.com/sculpting/facial-proportions-and-sculpting-a-face/

You will also find a link to a free copy of one of our favorite anatomy books, Drawing The Head and Hands by Andrew Loomis. You can download the book as a PDF from here:
https://archive.org/details/andrew-loomis-drawing-the-head-hands