Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Meet Lavinia The Gypsy

Here she is: my first cloth and clay doll! She is a little rough but not bad for a first effort at everything. I've never sewn and stuffed a doll before, I've never sculpted a face with Paperclay over cloth before, I've never made a doll skirt before and I've never made a wig before. So, all of these things are now behind me. It's a huge learning curve working with the Paperclay. It's not as smooth as polymer clay and it's messier to work with.

So she's a PRIMITIVE doll, ok? She's not supposed to be beautiful or perfect. I wish I'd given her some more color in her face but the photo turned out paler than she really is. She still has that alien look to her but I'm learning how to add "bulk" to a face.

One thing I have to do is let it go! She's finished and I'm proud that I completed her. The photo below is the best of the worst photos I took of a closeup of her face. I wish I was a photographer but I can't stop the shaking lens (even with the feature that is supposed to do it for you!). But for what it's worth here is a closeup:

Yes, she does have a surprised look about her. Need to work on making the eyes a little smaller. But no more picking at the poor thing. She has enough to worry about just being a gypsy. Now on to the next challenge...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I adore her!!! She is very cool. I love the super skinny arms and legs. I love the large eyes. The offset mouth. I love the textures I see in her but can not touch online. She is wonderful! And I love the contrasts and colors. She is definitely a Lavinia. And a Gypsy :) Great job lady!!