molding’s taking longer than expected….

October 22nd, 2008 by _d2_

only because there’s been a couple of minor set backs (like forgetting my mom is going on a week long class and being allergic to the molding compounds and the resin compounds in their uncured state means i can’t pour them myself ><;;;; )but i do have junk casts of his torso (upper and lower) as well as his tail and have his head, head cap, thigh, and lower leg all ready to be poured for molds. after that it’s his arm, hands, and feet. and then i get to do clean up on the resin casts and what not and remold them.i’m also working on xolotl, and going to draw out and at least cut out the styrofoam for the 65cm girl body. i also hope that after i get xolotl done and working that i can make some normal legs and redo pierrot and beatrix. i have a lot of doll plans in my head and i know once i get bodies done i can work on heads and optional legs and hands and such for them to make my dolly dreams come true! (can we say 70cm gargoyle male? 65cm skeleton japanese ghost girl? how about a mouthless gothic ballerina? *^^* so excited! )

molding –

October 12th, 2008 by _d2_

yep, cooper’s in the process of being molded! *happy dance* his upper and lower torso and tail are all complete and i will be doing his head and head cap in the next day or so. i may have to take a small break from that though if we run out of molding compound (but it would only be until we got more in) – but that means i can work more on xolotl as well as starting my 65cm girl body to go with my head (who still needs ears ><;;;;  ) but just wanted to share the update!

edwardian beauty –

October 8th, 2008 by _d2_

yeah, i have a double entry today. but you’ll forgive me when you see the awesomeness that is basil rathbone! my mom has been working on this head for me for well over a year, and to see him in resin (albeit the “junk” resin cast to be cleaned up) is a dream come true! he is AMAZING!!!!

all primered and ready to go -

October 8th, 2008 by _d2_

yep, that’s right! cooper is in the finishing stages before being molded. he’s all primered up and with any luck the molding will start this weekend!

a newcomer –

October 7th, 2008 by _d2_

well, my mom was preparing to teach a class at a bjd workshop this last weekend in ohio. in doing so, she wanted to test out teaching how to sculpt a head on an armature she made. so following her instructions (all the way up to the point of putting ears on the head – i had to let my clay dry at that point and sand it so my head doesn’t have ears yet) i managed to sculpt this head – which i’m rather proud of. it fits well on larger sd sized bodies and can be either a boy a girl. i’ve refined it some more since taking these pictures, but it still needs some more work (other than ears)have no clue what to name it – but i plan on working on a body for it after i finish cooper and get further on it is with a cast of a head my mom sculpted for me off of basil rathbone (*drool* i LOVE that man! ) he still needs cleaning up, but it’s so neat to see him in resin!and in other news – worked some more on xolotl’s leg and am working on her jointing, also have a picture of eyes in her head (they still need more beveling so the eye will fit in the socket better)


i've been drawing for as long as i could hold a pencil and art became my first language. though i've only been sculpting since 2007, i fell in love with the idea of being able to bring my drawings to life. i am heavily inspired by medieval macabre artwork, japanese yokai, and oddly enough, sherlock holmes. currently i'm living just south of beautiful portland oregon ^^