Learn to Sculpt a Baby With MoreZMore
Here is another Pictorial that shows you how to sculpt your own baby fairy. Many of the techniques are the same as I teach, but there are a few new ones. Have a look to see how this artist does it. She sculpts the most adorable baby faces.
MoreZMore photographs the entire process as he/she sculpts the babies to the left. Not much is skipped, so if you are a beginner, this is a good tutorial to check out because you won’t find yourself lost between the steps.
I have posted a few photos below to give you an idea of the process you will be going through.
Like I said above, the tutorial is split into two sections, Part 1 and Part 2.
If you do a sculpt along with the tutorial, be sure to post your work below so we can all share in it.
Below are some pictures of Artist KatalinHandmade’s one of a kind doll designs. Some are free standing art works, and others Katalin has sculpted into jewelry or wall hangings. Katalin is from Poland and her work is wonderful.
Just a little note to beginner doll makers. Pay particular attention to how Katalin’s unique style. Een though each doll is different, there are certain things about each one that are the same: The size, the faces, the shape of the arms/hands and the thickness of the curls. This is what collectors look for, that particular unique style that each artist brings to the table.
If you would like to see more of Katalin’s work, here is a link to her page.
Artist BadHesterPrynne OOAK Art Dolls:
Here are several one of a kind art dolls found on a flicker website under artist name BadHesterPrynne. They are hand made from polymer clay. One group is “happy” and the other group is quite “sad”. This is a great artist collection to study the difference in expression and how you and I can add emotions into the dolls faces. It’s all in the eyes, as they say.
It’s also all in the eyebrows and smile lines. It’s good to be able to take a few minutes and study the differences in the expressions. I have never taken on making a full set of teeth that can be seen when smiling. If I did, I wouldn’t even try without a few example photos just like these so I wouldn’t lose my way while sculpting.
If you would like to see more from BadHesterPrynne, be sure to click here to go to his/her Flicker Account page.
Here is another find that I am posting here on the blog so anyone who is hear searching for doll information can find it. I was on a website called imgbuddy. It appeared to be a photo hosting website so I don’t know the artists names of the work below. But they are great reference pictures if you are sculpting your first ball jointed doll.
Some of the above dolls are more detailed than others, and I think this would be helpful if you have a “character” doll and need to see choices in different ways to sculpt in order to break the doll or character down into jointed parts.
This is also a great model if you are sculpting a man doll and need to see the muscle structures and some other “anatomically correct shapes”!
Great Ideas for Baby Fairies:
While surfing the web, I came across more really great ooak baby doll examples. They are by Heavenly Babies an you can see several more, by click on this link.
I love the softness of the baby’s dress above. I can’t tell whether this is made from soft silk ribbons or whether it is tulle that has been sliced. In any event, it’s really lovely. The expression on the doll’s face is precious.
The baby above, were it not for the design painted on the forehead, this to me looks like a real baby. The coloring that the artist added to the face looks so real.
You can see more from the artist known as Heavenly Babies here.
If you are a beginner and want to learn how to sculpt baby fairies, be sure to check out my online store, in particular, the baby fairy push mold, which comes with two extra faces!
Fill the cavities with clay and then pose the doll. Comes with an online course. Click here to go to the online store.