Sunday, January 30, 2011

Baked Heads

I am refining some sculpts that I want to turn into dolls for the upcoming AFIC conference in Columbus this April . I am not sure about you, but I get a lot of teasing from the family when I am baking heads . These gals are getting the final once over, sanding, finding imperfections or holes that need filling, more baking , more sanding, and hopefully will get their gesso tonight.
I should add, please ignore the dirty oven. I have more important things to do than scrub the oven this weekend, like working on these gals!
I have a theme in mind, "Kindred Spirits" , a color scheme, and lots of fabrics to keep me inspired. My road block is designing a better cloth body than my default muslin box body. Since this is a fabric figures conference, I have decided to challenge myself to creating a better all cloth body design to go with these heads. Any ideas you wish to share or resources on body sculpting, woven cloth versus knit cloth, etc. These will be 15-16 inches dolls, just to give you some idea of scale. If you are not familiar with my work, my stuff is folk art style, but I do try to have realistic proportions, etc.