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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Extra Late....Sorry!

My friend Kris is now starting to sculpt dolls.  I thought this might be of some help to her.  This is the way I started.  I used a silhouette like this to measure the doll by.  It looks funny, but it seems to work.

I sketched the doll out on graph paper to the size that I wanted the doll and then used that to measure the doll as I went along.

In Tessie's case, she is 5 1/4" tall, so that's how tall she was on graph paper.  It is all a matter of getting the proportions correct.
The head is especially important...This is the first measurements you learn in Life Drawing classes.

The head is about 9" high.  The eyes are half way down on the head.  The end of the nose is half way between the eye line and the tip of the chin....The lips are about 1/3 below the nose, leaving about 2/3 below.

Maybe this will help her and others that are working on dolls.

Since I am so late, I should explain.  I had the Wednesday Witches here today....I had to clean and cook before they came and clean up after.

It's a messy job, but someone has to do it.

I was wandering around the house, looking for something to put on the blog...Slim pickings...

Want to see what I do when I am bored and don't want to do minis?  Most of the light switch plates in the house have had a makeover...Since we were kind of on the subject of eyes....This is the one in the front hall.

I use Mod Podge and magazine ads on boring plastic covers and  This is what happens... Hey!  At least they aren't boring anymore....

Was someone asking what happened to the Terrible Two whilst I was entertaining?

Don't ask!  Instead, ask what I will be doing tomorrow morning, bright and early?

Here's a clue to both questions....

See you tomorrow.


Giac said...

Hello Casey,
Great tips for making dolls. that is very useful information. I never thought of doing that to the light looks great!
Okayt, I'll ask: what will you be doing tomorrow morning ;)
Big hug,

Kristen/Kris/Penny Doll said...

Hey Casey, I haven't been able to get online at all. (Hence the head pic from the cellphone.) And just saw this. Thanks a ton. I would never have thought of it and is actually VERY helpful! I was just winging it. I'm gonna go get out the graph paper to continue. I'll send more pics once I get a little further along. I'm kinda depressed I started my blog and can't even post.
When I try it just says "Loading" and doesn't do anything. I wish things would fix themselves so I can get back to things. >< Grr.

Anyways, thanks again a ton! Hopefully I'll be sharing mine with you soon. If I ever get to bake her. Since I never seem to be happy with things and always going back to "touch up" this and that constantly. XD

Tanja - SugarCharmShop said...

That's the best looking light switch I've seen! really cool Casey!
Like a small piece of art a very unexpected place :)

With the fear of sounding like an advertisement (which it's not) haha, I have a few posts with tips for sculpting the head, blushing a doll and such :) in case anyone would find it helpful