Tuesday, January 1, 2013

How I make an art doll { sold }

1 st   >    Move the junk on desk . Clear a small area , notice that you are happy you bought the 1945 rose lamp and the old pincushion and happy you made that apple guy years ago .

*** don't forget to click on a photo so you can see it large

Don't think about food or how you should be cleaning the house . focus

 2nd >   so after I drew her on fabric , I sewed her , and carefully turned her inside out and carefully stuffed her .  Now I pencil in details and start to paint
 It's at this point I think I must be insane ..... very time consuming

 but then it all comes together , with my Inktense pencils I add more detail and shading , buttons on her pigtails

 and all of a sudden she's a real doll { but it's really been a few hours } .... but hey > all of a sudden we have a doll !
I'm tired
but happy ....... I finished a doll today . She is for sale . She is 11 and 1/2 inches tall .
I will put her in my Etsy shop later tonight

UPDATE >>>>>  sold

HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Lisahct said...

You forgot to mention the magic fairy dust you sprinkle around that makes them come to life! Happy New Year Sandy :-)

Nichola said...

Sometimes I can't get past the part where you stop thinking about food and cleaning! She's a great doll.

yoborobo said...

Wait a minute...you have to stop thinking about FOOD? No wonder I never finish anything. :) And I agree about your pixie dust. Happy New Year! xo

Janine said...

LOL! She is fantastic!!!! Thanks for sharing!

amy said...

You are inspiring! Now if only the cats would clean...

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I have got to tell you that the cat pin you made and sold me for my MIL was a HUGE hit. She adored it. You are so talented, and I cannot believe how you dream these cute things up and all of then are so different. Amazing.

Happy New Year to you, too.



Unknown said...

I love her! She is fabulous! :)

Ellen said...

I love the Apple Man too.....he made me smile

canngil said...

good to hear from you, Sandy! Keep on crafting!!

Robin Kent said...

Great to hear from you! And she's a doll! Love all the life you give your pieces. And the lamp and apple guy too. (I'm just beginning to appreciate the pieces I've kept for myself.)

Catherine Darling said...

Love your dolls! I got some inktense pencils for Christmas and I LOVE them, thanks for mentioning them in your blog entries. Happy New Year!