What do you do about the weight of sculpty for the heads of your dolls? Are they hollow?
always have an armature beneath your sculptures. I usually crumple out the general shape of the piece in aluminum foil beforehand.
also if planning to create bits that come off the main structure like horns or ears, use some wire to sculpt over for support, like a skeleton or something.
foil holds it shape really well and it weighs almost nothing so as long as you can practice using the minimum amount of actual clay in your dolls they shouldn’t be too ungodly heavy (although I still have trouble with heads flopping sometimes. no one’s perfect)
refer to this post
fucking around in styles so these are a bit underpriced due to inconsistency - $25 - paypal is firstname.lastname@example.org - correspondence via livestream chat or tumblr (if you want to risk tumblr)
going to do another livestream in about 30 minutes (6:00PM EST)
I’m open for all commissions as well as these specific portraits
yo okay so I've been wondering about this for a while, how exactly do you - ah, I can't find a good way of saying this - how do you get the head on the body, exactly? I can't figure it out and it is v frustrating sobs
okay this was the post that saved my ass when i suddenly decided i wanted to
torture myself take up doll making
basically sculpt a nub to puncture holes in pre-baking then sew the thread through the pre-made holes
(Tortle is a really kind and amazing doll maker who has actually helped me a whole lot, because we’ve both found that a lot of the bigger doll makers don’t seem to want to share their techniques.)
What do you use to stuff your dolls???
Silky Soft hypo-allergenic polyester fill
ive created something wonderful
I think that if you continue the path you're on, you're going to be one of those fantastic dollmakers that people just dream of owning a work by said artist. Please keep making them!
how incredibly kind of you to say. ;u; I think I still have a long way to go, but thank you so much!
hey man sourhead and gargoyle look like they're gonna be pretty rad, have they already got any takers or what?
and none so far.
How much would the 3 eye'd one be?
since I havent finished it yet I dont have an exact price, but it’ll probably be somewhere in the $200 range
dude turned out alright.
Layering the white paint was a hella bitch tho
Hey Zeno, I wanted to check up on you and see how you were doing. How's it going with everything?
decent i guess my parents keep claiming i should actually stay but look at all these markers i had to empty out of my drawer
this is after i weeded out the weak
Where do you find the patterns for the soft bodies for the dolls? Tutorials or just trial and error?
trial and error and blood
what kind of clay do you use for the dolls?
super sculpey and original sculpey