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Progress of a doll by ladymeow Progress of a doll by ladymeow
So last summer I spent a lot of time working on dolls and I just realized that I forgot to post any progress pictures of them here on dA.

After the tiny Eka dolls, this is the second jointed doll I've finished. She took a lot of work to sculpt and there are some things I would change if I were to do it all over again... I might still try to redo her legs at some point but for the most part I'm really happy with her.

The original sculpture was made with la doll brand clay, which is kind of like an air drying paper clay I think, and she was 10 inches tall. The porcelain copies shrank down to 8.5 inches tall.
Seeing how much the porcelain shrinks is probably my favorite part!
When I designed her I wanted her to represent a 5 foot tall girl. That's not too important except I plan to sculpt many new bodies that will be in the same scale as this one. I think my next one will be a little taller and maybe look a bit more curvy or something. Or maybe I'll make a child in the age 7ish range..


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Stitchpunk89 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You didn't put the dolls made of la doll clay in any oven right, I heard you're not suppose to.
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suicidollxp Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing to see all the molds you need for one doll *q*
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ladymeow Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
yeah, it takes quite a bit of time to make just the molds... and then remake the ones that don't turn out well. XD
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suicidollxp Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
T__T yep i tried it once and i'm not good that it at all.
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thepunkpalace Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Your dolls are beautiful! They're so delicate, I love them!
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ladymeow Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
Thank you very much!
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Yussac Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
lady meow how do you make a mold? from what kind of material
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ladymeow Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
I use plaster to make the molds.
There's lots of tutorials out there on how to make molds with plaster but here's one I have the link to- [link]
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Yussac Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
bunch of thanks for you lady :) for your link :) Roslyn looks very charming :)
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Free-Falling Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Professional General Artist
I'm getting information together to make my own BJd and this is very informative. What did you do to cast your original? Did you have to redrill all the holes after it was cast?
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