taking a break due to weather -

January 22nd, 2011 by _d2_

it’s not even double digits here so sculpting is a bit difficult when the clay dries out almost instantly due to no moisture in the air from the cold. so i’m working on my drawing instead – which is okay because it helps me with ideas for my dolls.

these are just some presketches before i start work on the finished ones.

some lovely ladies –

January 12th, 2011 by _d2_

here i’ve got a clearer picture of my little girl, who i think really is pip, who i started the sculpt as even though she’s become a little kitten.

i’ve also included pictures of my updated pierot head that i’m working on (took an old cast and have been carving it to give more depth to the features) and cooper on xolotl’s body looks soooo good! cooper may be a girl in the making.

guess what! guess what! guess what!

January 6th, 2011 by _d2_

i ordered this AWESOME japanese move – “the great yokai war” – totally recommend – and now i have TONS of ideas!

for those who don’t know me – next to sherlock holmes, japanese mythology is one of my greatest loves! i just love the creativity and respect they give to all those yokai and spirits.

i had already planned on a couple of ideas, but it wasn’t really clear in my mind, but now they are!

the rokurokui, kuchisake-onna, ohaguro-bettari, hone-onna, jorougumo, jubokko, katawa-guruma, te-no-me…. if you’re curious, wikipedia is a great place to start looking up info (or just google the names – some of the illustrations from the old stories are awesome)


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 ^^