Post by meliandolls on Apr 21, 2017 9:32:39 GMT -8
I would like to show you my new master model in progress for future porcelain dolls. It's a really big! I think she's about ~80 cm tall (in porcelain may be ~60 cm tall) What you think about this size? For me it's a good expirience, I've never worked with such a big size and I have a chance to work on detailing very well
kamia yes, you are right) surely I will used a springs for her! But I think that after a lot of shrink she will not so big.. She's very graceful in spite of her big size ^_^ Soon I will take a lot of photo, because she became different)))
Post by meliandolls on May 4, 2017 10:00:35 GMT -8
pianissimo thanks for your support! Yes, working on detail more interesting and comfortable, but not easy) It requires more strength and the hands quickly get tired, but I'm satisfied my progress in anatomy. I can't wait to see her in porcelain!
Post by meliandolls on Aug 24, 2017 9:18:51 GMT -8
Hello my dears!
After a long time working on a new master model I realized that I want to make it for resin (of course porcelain dolls from this mold will also be). Also, I realized that the new master model should be perfect in everything: symmetry, joints, anatomy.
When I was at university I worked in the ZBrush program and a couple of years later I decided to refresh my knowledge by applying them to modeling dolls.
Of course, everyone has a question: but what about the soul of the doll which is transmitted through the hands of the master? I will answer this question)) I work with my hands just with another tools) And after printing the model I will modify it with my hands in porcelain. And only after that I will send mold to the edition.
Over the past six months I made three master models and none of them suited me. So I had to change something and I decided to work in zbrush. It is also not easy and not so fast, may be it's just more comfortable) Hope for your support
meliandolls Well to be honest I think it is an interesting idea! I can imagine that some people won't approve because an important part of the doll-making-process had not been done by hand. I can understand that argument but on the other side I always thought that it is smart to make your life easier if it is possible ;-) I think it is cool and honest that you share this with us. I can imagine other artists use a software too but won't admit it and declare to make everything by hand. THIS would be something I won't approve. I think an artist should be honest to customers/fans...
Hi meliandolls, an interesting point made by Orchidee regarding using 3d modelling software, perhaps worthy of its own thread too!
Most digital artists would say 3d modelling is made by hand .. it requires skill, practice, training, and a lot of time - just another artistic medium and equally creative artform. Both techniques have their merits and I dont think there needs to be anything specifically disclosed about your technique choices .. but thank you for sharing it is great to watch any technique. Some customers prefer the detail and symmetry, others prefer the 'hand-built' attributes or are traditionalists. In my collection I have both and dont care, the artistry speaks for itself regardless.
A well considered article which compares the mediums is here Is Digital Art "Real" Art? In summary the author makes the point: "Digital art may be a comfortable, clean way of creating, but it will not make an artist out of you by itself. Digital artists need to learn the same things as other artists."
Post by meliandolls on Aug 29, 2017 0:04:45 GMT -8
Dina and Orchidee Thank you for your opinion, I am very pleased!
I don't understand why artists don't talk about 3d modeling, this is also quite difficult (especially for those who do not understand the modeling programs) and it also requires the skills of a sculptor. If I could not sculpt by hands and did not know the basic anatomy then it would be hard for me to create a beautiful face and body. Also I thought that for customers are more important to the finished product and of course they are interested in the process of creating dolls but the tools for creating are not so important. Curiously that for someone it is not so. It's interesting for me.
Also thanks to the 3D modeling I have the opportunity to create more characters and it will not take half a year The master model is a very laborious process and sometimes it's sad that some ideas may "not see the light".