Tuesday, November 23, 2010

November Mini Monthly Challenge

The Mini-Monthly challenges often really appeal to me, but who has the time to make a whole doll in a month. Let's face it, in my current state one a year is about right! November's challenge is Medium Mayhem, which is basically about making a doll in a way you have never done before. I'm all about paper-clay over cloth these days (or I was when I still was able to make dolls!) and so I decided to try just paperclay over a wire armature and some polyballs. This is the rather hilarious result...

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Not finished by a long way but at least I am enjoying it, sort of. I feel as though I should have some anatomy books out in front of me or at least be attempting to do something realistic, but with December fast approaching I decided that speed outweighed style and just went for it!. One day I will have a go at really sculpting a doll, maybe even a bjd, but, errrrr, this isn't it ;o)

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Another amazing French artist...

French artist/Illustrator Benjamin Lacombe's blog is full of lovely things, including his latest doll, The Widow.

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Find him at:http://benjaminlacombe.hautetfort.com/

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Enchanted Chateau

Wow, I love this French woman's work but she has outdone herself with this beautiful doll's house (she even provides the "dolls" - very magical!

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http://merveillesenpapier.typepad.fr/merveillesenpapier/