Saturday, April 22, 2017
Thanks to this doll maker for a video demonstration of how you can make a poseable doll, from start to finish. This video also demos sculpting a cartoon inspired face. Here is a link to see more polymer clay character doll tutorials from this doll maker:
NOTE:All poseable dolls have exposed wire wrapped with various materials; yarn, poly batting strips, fabric strips, etc., that allow the wire to bend indicating movable joints.
Thursday, April 20, 2017
This photo tutorial demonstrates sculpting a baby gargoyle but you could easily use this tutorial as a basis for a human baby; just choose skin tone clay, make rounded ears and don't exaggerate the features as much as this doll maker does. Use this link and scroll down to find the tutorial here:
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Sunday, April 16, 2017
Want to make the clothes on your doll look more realistic? You can do this with draping and, when appropriate to your doll's character, by making fabric look worn and sometimes dirty. This doll maker shares her techniques for making 'old clothes':
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
There is a new Facebook page titled ‘Patricia Rose Studio’ that features free tutorials and contests to win things like molds and dolls. This professional doll maker sculpts small scale OOAK art dolls of polymer clay. If you are a Facebook user, be sure to check it out.
Sunday, April 9, 2017
Thursday, April 6, 2017
One of our favorite doll makers said that you should memorize human proportions and that one way to do that is to speak out load as you are sculpting. She calls this 'packing your mental tool kit'. You will find her proportion chart and phrases to reinforce learning here:
Monday, April 3, 2017
Your sculpted figures, or figure parts, when placed in a toaster oven should be as far away as possible from the electric heater elements and the elements should not keep turning on while baking polymer clay. Using all these toaster oven tips to hold the heat steady should decrease the number of times that the elements are turning on. This video is about baking beads that are about the same thickness as small scale doll parts.