bjd_wtf: Chapter Ten: Making Your Own BJD From Scratch 'I think they are too expensive. How do I make my own ball joint doll?' Firstly, it's not as easy as you might think to sculpt and cast your own doll, and it's definitely not cheaper. My suggestion would be to go back to the first chapter and re-read the section on how BJDs are made before deciding that you want to make your own. Secondly, casting can be dangerous since resin is partially composed of Isocyanate, which by it's name is probably related to Cyanide and is therefore poisonous. It can also be expensive once you take into account the tools and waste, especially if you have no experience in casting; not to mention the cost of the supplies themselves. Hopefully you have some experience with both sculpting and casting but if not, the best way to learn is by doing. Last of all, sculpting and casting your own doll can be very rewarding. Whatever you do, be careful, follow product directions and Wear A Mask! If you want to learn from others, join the forum: The Joint.
Hands Close-up images of materials needed.Enlarge Picture of basic supplies. Overview There are dozens of methods to sculpt hands. This is one of the easiest and can be modified in scale up and down fairly easily, this pair of hands is sculpted in 1/12th scale. Hands are difficult to sculpt accurately because people are so intimately aware of how hands look; their shape, size, proportions, etc. Another reason why hands are difficult to sculpt is mushy clay. It is best to use a firm clay to sculpt hands in order to keep the fingers from wilting and to prevent you from accidentally mushing the details. Study pictures of hands, your own hands and look at the hands other sculptors produce. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. TIP The clay gets warm from the friction of working it, the heat from your hands, etc. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. Q. A. 12. TIP Be sure to make a left and a right hand, not two lefts or two rights for the next step! 13. 14. 15. Pose and bake. Tony is a valued member of the CDHM Forum.
Modifying your Munny with Sculpey Modeling Clay | Be Circle From the Sculpey website "Super Sculpey is the Ultimate Sculpting Compound! It is used by movie studios and professionals worldwide and a favorite with doll makers!" I could add, a favorite of any sculptor or DIY toymaker. Sculpey is a polymer clay that can be conditioned by hand and can be cured to a hard finish. In this project I needed to add the peak of the 'water drop', the frame of the 'helmet' and fill what would be the helmet ear covers. There are several articles on line about working with Sculpey so I won't go into excruciating detail. I condition the clay by kneading it with my hands. I then rolled out a sheet of Sculpey to a uniform thickness. For the peak of the water drop I just starting with a lump of Sculpey at the top of the Munny head and, with my fingers, slowly and carefully sculpted it into a smooth peak that gradually tapered off to merge with the round shape of the Munny head. Safety first - be careful, boiling water and steam is very hot and can burn you.
Learn to sculpt a miniature polymer clay rainbow trout, by Artisan Kiva Atkinson Close-up images of materials neededEnlarge picture of basic supply requirements 1. Condition your white and translucent clays separately, then depending on how many fish you want to make, add a small amount of white to your translucent and blend. 2. 3. If you don't want laughing/smiling fishies, make that mouth at a downward slant. 4. Remember, this is the quick and dirty way of making fins, but if you prefer to make separate ones to attach to the body, you can absolutely do that too. 5. 6. 7. You can "re-gape" your fish's mouth if it closed again. 8. 9. 10. If you don't have a micro brush, no worries. This is the another step that can get a wee bit messy. 11. Bake your fish according to the directions on the clay package. The fish in step 11 will appear to have really defined pink stripes, but rest assured, in real life, I make them a lot more blurred. 12. Here's the finished fishies. Kiva Atkinson is a IGMA Artisan, creator of miniature food and oddball stuff.
BJD Making from scratch by ~TherieKardie C.A. Cupid Monster High repaint tutorial I scored some free time, and decided to paint one of my poor unfortunate naked dolls! Get ready for a lot of bad, under the lamp photos! Which one should it be… Ahh yes, the white faceless one in the middle that looks like it should be in the basement of the serial killer from The Cell will do! First is the airbrushing! Wrappin’ her up! …aaand airbrushed. Paint time! The first color is going to be for the outline and eyebrows. Unless it’s black or another dark color, I almost always use the base eyebrow color for the outlines of the eye shapes and base lashes. Outlines and eyebrows done. Now for the light brown parts of the iris. Doing the same thing for the purple, only keeping it mostly concentrated at the top of the iris, while the rest of the eye gets it closer to the outsides. Added whites shadows. Time for those upper lashes, long and feathery. Black has been added to all of the lashes, and some of that really thin purple to the outside of the eyes to add some depth. She’s done!
Tutorials | Noadi's Art Here’s some tutorials that I have written. More will come as I finish them. Sculpting Tutorials – Sculpting Tutorials on Squidoo – Jewelry Making Tutorials Selling Artwork – Other Art and Craft Tutorials – eCrater Tutorials – Other Tutorials Sculpting Tutorials Creating a Balancing Sculpture Armature How I create balanced armature for sculptures like Odin’s Runesong.Quick Tips for Sculpting in Polymer Clay List of simple ideas for sculpting. Sculpting Tutorials on Squidoo Jewelry Making Tutorials Using Ice Resin to Create JewelryHow to Make a Press Mold for Polymer Clay JewelryMaking Polymer Clay Jewelry Tutorials about Selling your Artwork Other Art and Craft Squidoo Tutorials eCrater Tutorials Other Tutorials Game Art and Design Tutorials This is a page with all the game related tutorials.
Sculpting lips Sculpting the lips – time to fix some errors! Well, I have some good news and I have some bad news. The bad news is that I checked the proportions of my sculpture in the mirror and a lot of the facial features were off. The eyes, nose, cheeks and mouth just need a lot of work. This is a good example of why you should consistently check your sculpture in the mirror when you are sculpting. The good news for you is that I have to sculpt the eyes and mouth all over again. Next lesson Sculpting eyes Previous lesson Sculpting hair Back to the series home Liale - Forest Fae - OOAK dolls by VALKYRIE - with full tutorials Forest Fae This doll is in the home of a private collector and not available for sale or duplication.HOWever.... and, yes, before we get to the pics....Liale is something different. She was made specifically in order to create tutorials with for my Forum.SO..... just because Liale is gone, that doesn't mean you're out of luck? *grin*There are....... Alternatives! Liale has, of course, had a full repaint - all of her factory paint was removed and she was hand painted with artist quality acrylics and a (very) small paint brush... Liale wears a dark jewel green velvet catsuit, fringed and embroidered leather gauntlets, fringed leather boots with delicate cutwork, and embroidered leather belt and baldric. Her bow is made from ebony wood and was made by VKW. hat Others Have Done! ake her Yourself! These are links to the tutorials I created for the group - they are all in PDF format.
Journal of DOOM - How to make a limb in super sculpey Journal of DOOM manaw manaw doo doo doo doo doo! manaw manaw. Previous Entry | Next Entry How to make a limb in super sculpey Feb. 19th, 2008 at 8:52 PM Please do not redistribute or repost. Current Mood: anxious Comments ( 37 comments — Leave a comment ) roxyk630 Feb. 20th, 2008 04:59 am (UTC) BUMBLEBEE! Link | Reply | Thread blith Feb. 20th, 2008 05:03 am (UTC) ohh this is better then some of the ones out there! Link | Reply | Thread kitsunechan Feb. 20th, 2008 06:29 am (UTC) Oooooh, I have GOT to get me some of those long drill bits.. Link | Reply | Thread batchix Feb. 20th, 2008 07:42 am (UTC) Once you start working on it, the super sculpey will get pretty loose around. Link | Reply | Parent | Thread hotaustinnights Feb. 20th, 2008 06:53 am (UTC) Nice! Link | Reply | Thread praxedes_osaka Feb. 20th, 2008 12:53 pm (UTC) Thank you! Link | Reply | Thread misssatori Feb. 20th, 2008 06:01 pm (UTC) NOODLY NOODLY NOODLY killed me. Link | Reply | Thread Feb. 20th, 2008 10:39 pm (UTC) Link | Reply | Parent | Thread hi!