Post by totam3clips3 on Oct 21, 2014 16:03:43 GMT -8
Hi people! I'm totally new to the hobby, I simply find these porcelain dolls enchanting. My dream is being able to craft one by myself, in the meanwhile... I'm having fun discovering things about BJDs around the web, and I hope of course to meet many new friends in the journey ^^
Hello totam3clips3! You are like so many people here, with wonderful dreams of creating a doll! I have a dream like that myself now, thanks to this forum. I am going to try to take a sculpting class soon, since I am very much a beginner. Anyways, you are in the right place! I I hope we can all learn together and from each other. There are many experienced artists here already, it's so wonderful. Welcome
Post by totam3clips3 on Oct 21, 2014 16:43:29 GMT -8
oh, thank you allurose! I'm happy to see I already got a reply to my post ^^ I'm a total beginner and encountering many difficulties with sculpting, this is becoming an opportunity to study human anatomy for example (something which I always strove to find the will to do). But difficulty aside, I think I have learnt something from my life experiences: it doesn't matter if it's easy or hard, as long as you have fun doing it, you accept your mistakes without feeling ashamed, and you don't push yourself too hard (which doesn't mean slacking is good either ) Going back to the porcelain dolls, I really have no words to describe the wonder I felt when I saw a photo of a porcelain BJD by Marina Bychkova for the very first time: I simply had never seen anything like that... She looked so alive and incredibly beautiful. I grew up with the idea that dolls were toys for kids and suddenly got to the truth that dolls can be a wonderful work of art, just like paintings, sculptures, music, songs and so on. I was even more astonished and happy to know that many great artists are out there to be discovered! This is a new world for me, and certainly a beautiful one ^^
Post by totam3clips3 on Oct 22, 2014 14:28:30 GMT -8
Thank you all for the warm welcome ^^ I have been reading around the forum, and I'm amazed at the amount of friendliness there is! And as bibarina said, it's clear this is the right place to be inspired: nice and talented people all around, is there anything better?
P.S. I have yet to figure out out to embed photos in the posts. Links to other sites for pics feel awkward ><
My girl has simmetry problems and I have to admit I haven't made a blueprint (my bad, I know). Also she's harldly more than a head and a rough neck+collarbone. But I'm happy I didn't abandon her, being my very first try. I also know she won't be any perfect for many reasons, the first being I'm a beginner... But we all have to start somewhere ^^ I will try my best to make her happy and proud of herself.
I'm so glad you are finding the forum a friendly place! People here are so nice. <3
Have you looked at the tips thread about posting photos? Basically you need to upload the photos to Flickr or photo bucket and use the bb code which you can get there. I would be so happy to walk you though it if you need help, PM me!
Symmetry is very difficult! I heard a good tip a while back to look at your work in a mirror or upside down, then you can see where the problems are better because your brain has a new perspective.
One thing I am really enjoying about the forum and hobby in general is seeing how many artists are progressing and perfecting their art. Some of the artists I am now a fan of, I didn't like their work a year or two ago. But then they improved so much! It is very encouraging. My girlfriend, who is an artist, says she hates it when people say she has inborn "talent" because she learned art by practicing, no one is born able to do it. Anyways, I look forward to seeing your work! <3 <3