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Thursday, June 4, 2015

Hiatus update

Well, not a real hiatus so much as a nothin-to-see-here-folks period of time. I'm still very much working on Nadia, it's just that since it's mostly final sanding and such, even if I did take pictures for you all, the camera wouldn't be able to pick up the difference. I assure you all that it is an infinitely tedious task, but it's thrilling to almost be finished with her finally! I've also made the decision to cast her in porcelain! Shakin it up here-- she'll be available in resin later, but for the beginning of her being sold while things are slow, it'll be easier for me to replicate porcelain that resin in small quantities. Once I get more orders for her though, I can just send the perfectly hollow porcelain casts to a professional resin doll casting service.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Mid-body preparations and interest declarations

Heya all! I've been busy sanding my lower-mid torso smooth so I can cast it in resin this weekend; it's just about ready for a coat of spray paint (or five) to seal it. I also made a calf/shin for the lower legs- I only need one because generally, unless it's design-specific, lower legs look the same on each side, so I can just sculpt one and make two resin duplicates. 
Forgive my makeshift joint, as I don't have the proper one with me at the moment.

If you're considering purchasing the doll after it's finished, please comment and tell me so! This gives me a bit more information on how much resin to get.
She'll be around 18 inches total once her feet are added on, and double jointed in the knees and elbows, I plan on selling the dolls for 150$ each
Letting me know you're interested doesn't put you in any position that you're obligated to buy later, but I am giving 25$ off the purchase to folks who commented beforehand [applicable from this point on, to the date that she is posted for sale]
Have a good day!

Monday, May 11, 2015

Holy Hip bones, Batman!

I probably should've posted this picture last week-Oh well! Better late than never, right? I'm all finished with the mid-body, now all I have to work on is the arms and legs.

I'm not sure if you guys were able to read the writing on the side of my reference when I was making the head, but on it (and another reference I've been following for the body) read things like
pear shaped, wasp waisted silhouette, boxy, feminine pooch
I'm proud to be adhering to my own guidelines.

Also, you'll notice I changed the hip joints to be attached to the body instead of the legs; I found it to allow a greater range of motion.

Monday, May 4, 2015


I've got her thighs all finished for the most part though she could use a bit more sanding.
They really do look better than in the picture.

The joints all fit more or less, but I'll have them perfect by the end of the day.
I hope to get her body finished tomorrow!
Will keep y'all posted!

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Body Shop

Been doin' some work on the body this week; Just the beginning steps, but I didn't want to just drop off the map too long, figured I'd best keep you in the loop!

 Nadia's very excited to get herself a body!

 Well, I'll be busy making the pieces fit! Toodaloo~

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Face is Complete!

So it's finally finished! I didn't bother to bore you all with the different stages of it, but I snapped a couple pictures of her before I did her final contouring- look at that squishy, sloped face. No definition! She looks like one of those people that look like parrots (no offense parrot-people, I love you, it's just not what I was going for this time)  I also changed her eyes and made them a little bigger. And not just because I messed up on one side and had to even it out.


She's even Oculus Approved!


I didn't mind her at that stage; in fact I almost decided to settle for it--but I wasn't content in that she didn't match my original plan for her, and so I pressed on. I'm extremely pleased that I didn't too, because I'm very proud of her final state! It's just what I wanted her to be! 

Sorry guys, but it's picture overload time.

  As you can see, she actually matches the jaw outline that I originally dictated! Though I decided to make her forehead smaller. 

I'm going to try to make a test plaster-cast of it this week or next. The refined plaster castings are what I'll test-string and make silicone moulds for resin with, as they are much more durable than paperclay, and I don't have to gingerly string them and then subsequently madden myself trying not to break them.

Anyway, stay tuned for work on the body!
And maybe some plaster joints, who knows. 

Monday, April 20, 2015

Let There Be Sight!

The photo got a little tilted when I cropped it, but this is one darn symmetrical doll head so far. I dare say that she is almost as mathematically perfect as my small, mortal hands can muster.

Also, I really like how her eyes turned out.

Feel free to tell me what you think so far!