Thursday, 30 April 2009
Today i've started the second wizard and i've been ever so careful this time not to make any mistakes (well maybe a few).
He's going well so far and quite pleased. I know his eyes are too big but i'm just going to carry on regardless.
I've also made his chest show the collar bone a little because i want just a glimpse of this with a little neck scarf and maybe some kind of jewel. Hopefully my idea will work but if not then it's fun learning. Had hubs strip for this section... lol, so i could see where the bones lie. Mind you being a bit on the plump side his were not that well defined. I think they will be fine though.
I've also attached his body to a wire armature and think this is right but then i'm not sure. I think this will be ok.
Hope you like him so far.
I'm fascinated now by sculpture and dolls and so so so want to get good with faces and hands. Yet still hoping and praying nothing will go wrong this time.
Picture for kim of a doll i bought for reference.
Hi Kim. I've added this onto this post for you so you can see how the doll i bought is made. Under the string that is wrapped around her arms and legs there is a thickish wire. The wire is pushed into the feet and hands and glued and then the string is wrapped round. I'm only using this doll as a reference as i work but it gives you an idea how to pose a doll. The arms and legs do bend but with this doll its just a case of bending the wire.
I would imagine there are other ways but i'm just going with instinct as i work.
The way i have made the wizard though is a little diferent and i attached his body (clay) to a wire armature. I wrapped the wire under the body with florist tape. Again i dont know if this is correct but a lot of the doll makers have told me to do this. Jodi creager told me to use white florist tape so thats what i've used.
Also, you asked about the wire. Perhaps there is a better wire to use but i've just used florist wire. Some of it comes coated and some are just the metal. I've used a green covered wire because thats all i could get at my local shops. I think if you use the lnk in my previous post about an ebay seller you can see the type of wire she sells for making dolls. This should give you a better idea.
Hope i was a little bit of help to you.