Post by EarthShine Doll on Aug 13, 2015 9:14:30 GMT -8
I am finally happy with the sculpt and calling it finished! I think I changed every part at least 3 times! lol I'm a little lost now that I have to move on to the next step, ha! I'm working on different feet just for fun...flat, tiptoe, and ballerina. I'll post more pictures when they look better! Right now I'm headed back to my mold making! So excited to get her completed! Finished! by Doll Epoch, on FlickrFinished! by Doll Epoch, on Flickr
Oo she's looking great. I love how the hands are in different positions, this is a really important detail for me! Good luck with the different feet. Her current ones looks great already, all those toes look so perfect!
Post by EarthShine Doll on Aug 14, 2015 10:13:11 GMT -8
Thank you all for such nice compliments! I'm busy working on the molds today. I'm using a terracotta clay that I had around the house to set the pieces in, which actually stains the clay , so they don't look so pretty, but they work! I'm so happy with how all the 2 piece molds have been coming out. It really makes a difference when you slow down and take your time. 20150813_123121 by D20150814_124349 by Doll Epoch, on Flickroll Epoch, on Flickr 20150814_130238 by Doll Epoch, on Flickr
Post by EarthShine Doll on Aug 14, 2015 14:57:58 GMT -8
I know! My dining room table has become a science lab for sure! So far, each mold has taken me about 2 hours. I'm about 8 hours in. I'm sure someone with much more experience does it a lot quicker, but I'm taking my time since I'm new a don't want to mess anything up! I sill have the upper body to do...torso, chest, and head. and the tiny hands and feet. They will probably take me way longer since they're more intricate. Here is today's hard work... 20150814_173316 by Doll Epoch, on Flickr
What I like most about the picture is the multi-language drawings (just in case xD) of what the lower legs look like! xD I think you definitely need a take away tonight with all that stuff in your kitchen + 8 hours work. I'd be soooo scared with the little delicate bits, especially hands. I wish you luck!!
Post by EarthShine Doll on Sept 2, 2015 10:33:46 GMT -8
2015-09-02_01-23-08 by Doll Epoch, on Flickr I just wanted ya'll to see her ballet feet! Sorry about the tape, I got lazy and didn't want to totally restring her. I'm still waiting on my porcelain slip to arrive, it's been almost 3 weeks, it's so frustrating when you don't have any good art suppliers close! Happy September everyone!
I don't know how I missed this thread the first time round! Looking really fabulous so far, I am looking forward to seeing the next stage. Watching artists progress with their work is one of my favourite pastimes on here- can't wait to see her finished.
Post by EarthShine Doll on Sept 23, 2015 6:31:58 GMT -8
Thank you! I'm not precisely sure how big she will be when she's fully fired, I haven't had a chance to get any pieces fired ...Right now the original sculpt is 17.5 inches, so calculating for up to a 20 percent shrinkage of the porcelain I'm assuming somewhere between 13.5 - 14.5 inches. All my pieces are drying right now, and I'm hoping to be able to use a local art foundations kiln next week! This doll making experience has definitely made me a more patient person, so much waiting!