Tuesday, June 05, 2007

What a difference a day makes!

Not nearly so scary looking now, is she. (Whew...!)

The library where I work is closed on Mondays, so I had all day yesterday to work on my doll. It did take nearly the entire day to get her skinned, assembled, and sculpted, but she is such an amazing sculpture. She was worth every second!




I'm sorry the photo doesn't show much detail -- white on white is always tough -- but I am thrilled with her shape AND her face. The overall shape of her skull isn't quite as rounded as I'd like. If I *ever* attempt this VERY labor-intensive pattern again I will tweak the head pattern to give her a wider and deeper skull. Now that I have a clue to what I'm doing though, maybe next time won't be quite so challenging.

(I wish I had taken this as a class. Aside from the fact that I would love to meet Pam Grose, it would have been SO much easier to work with the designer instead of trying to puzzle it all out by myself.)

Nest step is gessoing and painting. I had been planning her costume as well, but her body is go gorgeous I might not want to cover it up, LOL!

8 comments:

Judi said...

I know the feeling about covering the body - mine just has a beaded bra and thong, LOL. The bra was actually just a piece of lace applique dyed and fringed! Your doll is coming along swimmingly - can't wait to see what happens when you paint her. Bravo!

Kai said...

Oh, she looks WONDERFUL! I didn't think she looked scary BEFORE! Just interesting & filled with character! After all that work, you definitely must want her to be a nude! LOL! Truly, she is so proportionate & lovely! I'm eager to see her completed! GREAT JOB, JUDI!

Grasshoppa's Art Adventures said...

Great job Judi and what a difference. She is coming along beautifully and looking forward to seeing what you have in mind for this one.

Louisiana Momma said...

I love the eyes on this one.. I have never done it with doll eyes like that.. nor eyelids.. it makes it look so much more lifelike. .I am with you on this - you need to show off her body - the attention to detail is amazing!

Shashi Nayagam said...

Oh wow Judi she is fantastic. I really love the shape of her body. She is looking great. Want to see what you are going to do with her next.

Yvette said...

She is comming along wonderful! What a beautiful shape she has. I think you are doing a fantastic job!! I can't wait to see her finished.

Kerry said...

She looks great Judi!! I have Pams mermaid and one day I am going to finally attempt her, much done the way yours is I believe.

Jan D said...

She is GREAT!!!Judi..Arent Pams dolls fun!?!?!I hope to make one (one of these days)I have one of her troll (goblin??)and dragon patterns..Cant wait to see your gal finished!!Love all of your work!! It is a pleasure coming to your blog!!