Saturday, May 16, 2009

The Twilight Fairy

I finally finished her, my first fairy sculpt. I see so many flaws in her now, but I knew that if I didn't keep going, I would never ever finish a sculpt. I learned so much in her creation, so even though there are so many things I would have done differently or change if I could, I am happy with her. Plus, she is NOT going to become just another UFO under my work table, LOL.


I have started working on a seat for her from a new class by Jean Bernard so the next time you see her she won't be sitting on my tea mug!


I got the tiniest bit carried away with the flame that created the holes in her wings - next time I will try it with my soldering iron. I'm told it's messy, but I don't want such big holes and they appeared literally in an instant.


I need to make a handle for the lantern for her left hand too. She looks a little odd just holding her hand out like that. And... I think I might retouch the paint on her face a bit.


And before I forget, here is the little practice fairy all finished as well. She is so small that even my smallest doll stand is too big to hold her properly. I think she looks relieved to be off of the UFO pile at last!


Wow, two finished dolls in one week. I'm feeling pretty smug today.

11 comments:

Jennifer Rose said...

they look great! :D love the wings and her dress is gorgeous

Shashi Nayagam said...

You did great and for a first sculpt it is awesome. I can't seem to find much fault with her at all. You are being too hard on yourself. I love the way you have embellished her and love the wings on both the dolls.

Serena said...

Lovely work, Judi!! I think she turned out beautiful...love the velvety dress and wings. Did you make the headdress too? Perfect!

MaryO said...

She's a charmer, Judi, and I love those wings, big holes and all. They're very graceful.
Little fairy is darling, too.

Sandy said...

Well wow, the faces are so beautiful and ...well I'm impressed.

Louisiana Momma said...

rightfully so (@ feeling smug).. that is quite an accomplishment. and they are both breath-taking dolls.. I always marvel at your creations .. those wings are so cool.

Karen Becker said...

Judi, Twilight Fairy is just stunning! Love the hair, wings, costuming, all of it!! Way to go!!
Karen Becker

Kerry said...

She is perfect Judi, really wondeful and so is the cute little doll, love the wings!

BumbleVee said...

it all turned out beautifully.... I like what you did for hair ornamentation.... and the wings are great..

Linda Fleming said...

Oh Judi! The twilight faiey turned out to be stunning! Her costume and all the embellishments are amazing. Beautiful doll, Judi.

The little one is just as cute as can be.

Bear said...

ooooh my they are Bewdiful both- I think you are being very hard on yourself, they are very bewdiful darling one-
love n hugs bear xoxoxox