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.
BJD Making from scratch by ~TherieKardie
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.
BJD Making from scratch by ~TherieKardie
BJD: Ball Jointed Doll.Is any doll that is articulated with ball and socket joints. These are cast in a polyurethane resin: a hard and dense plastic. These body parts are strung together by a thick elastic cord. The modern bjd market began with Volks line of Super Dollfie in 1999. SD: Super Dollfie size is around 60cm or 22 inch. SD13: These are the same 22 inch range. MSD: Mini Super Dollfie sized. YoSD: These are 26cm. Tiny bjd's: These are 15-30cm or 6-12 inches in height. U-noa: This is a great resource for this doll www.rakurakutei.com/theloft/unoa_faq.htm Dolpa: Doll party. Face up: BJD paint on the face to represent natural skin or make up. Customization: BJD are created in a way to encourage customization. MSC: Mr. Wiring: Any thin, coated wire inserted into the joints to aid in posing. Hot glue sueding: Adding a thin, consistent layer of hot glue to the inside of all movable joints to aid in posing.
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!
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.
Making a Mohair Wig for your Fashion Doll
Making a Mohair Wig for your Fashion Doll For our first mohair tutorial, I will be showing you how I make an easy mohair wig. You will need a piece of gauze or thin, loose weave fabric that can be shaped around the head, Aleene's Brush on Tacky Glue, FabriTac Glue , scissors, a small crochet hook, tweezers, or hemostat, a couple rubber bands, mohair on the skin, and plastic wrap. You will need a bald doll as well to use as a mold for the wig. I would use a doll that isn't yet repainted, as there is quite a bit of handling of the head. Why chance ruining a repaint. This technique can be used on any size fashion doll. Then you will need to remove the head from your doll. Some folks like to pour hot water over the back of the neck to soften the vinyl, and some use a heating pad. Cover your doll head with plastic wrap and use a rubber band around the neck to hold it in place. Step one: Bald Doll Step two: Plastic Wrap Step three: Gauze Wrap Step four: Glue saturation