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Started Again! Finished!!

Postby fabrags on Wed May 19, 2010 3:19 am

I thought I would let you see what I have managed to do until now.

I have not had a lot of time to sculpt lately as my daughter was over from Holland, which was nice, I had not seen her for a few months, it is not always easy to get over there, work etc etc.

I decided to use one of the poses from the virtual gallery for her body, I think she is coming along all right, what do you think.

Still a long way to go, and a lot of sanding but at least the clay is not as dirty as it usually gets , so some progress :)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v434/ ... tmpta7.jpg" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v434/ ... tmpta2.jpg" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v434/ ... tmpta6.jpg" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v434/ ... tmpta3.jpg" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I look forward to any suggestions, comments about her,

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Re: Started Again!

Postby Summersethomes on Wed May 19, 2010 4:19 am

Great start with the head, did you make your own eyes? I have to redo my head due to an accident that is pet related and now I'm thinking about making eyes for it since I found a tutorial

sorry I don't know how to update, Im sure someone knows though

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Re: Started Again!

Postby fabrags on Wed May 19, 2010 4:28 am

Hi Marisa,

Sorry to hear that you are having to redo, but maybe the next one will be better.

Yes, I do make my own eyes, but I also buy them from Loretta, they are not an eye but the lens which I place upon the sculpted eyeball. These particular ones are are hand made and I will add a darker pupil, before I glaze again after sculpting.

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Re: Started Again!

Postby phairee004 on Wed May 19, 2010 4:54 am

susan, your faces are very unique and different. i love them!

as for changing the original subject, just go back to your very first post of that topic and hit edit (its next to your quote and avatar pic). you can change it there. it wont create a new topic that will be seen when you are on the main page, but when we check back in the WIP's section then we will see it there : )
hope i could help...dont worry about a year ago...i had to ask this very same question. hehehehe!
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Re: Started Again!

Postby Linda Ehrenfried on Wed May 19, 2010 5:17 am

Great start. Bozzi is a tough clay to work with so far. I am thinking about putting it in my food processor with some clay softener. It is killing my carpal tunnel and I have to cut super thin slices to get it into the pasta machine so I am really thinking grind it mix it and go from there. good luck with it, I am thinking Eneida must have arms like Popeye by now from using it. LOL It is so hard to condition.
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Re: Started Again!

Postby Moonlightdancer on Wed May 19, 2010 5:55 am

The bozzi is a bit hard in the beginning, I put mine in a food processor with a pea size of vasiline and ran it through
the pasta machine until you have that beautiful sheen, You can tell when it is conditioned then it is fantastic.
Linda I asked Karen about the clay softener that was my first thought as well, and she said No do not use it, Use
a pea size of the vasiline . It worked beautifully! I really think it has a lot to with the temp. and where you live I think
it fluxuates a bit.

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Re: Started Again!

Postby PixieKnoll on Wed May 19, 2010 9:43 am

Susan, you are off to a fantastic start on her! She has a beautiful face. <3 I will be looking to see what you come up with for her. I am certain I will not be disappointed. :-D

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Re: Started Again!

Postby Maggie on Wed May 19, 2010 9:46 am

She's lovely Susan well done. Candis is right just do edit and you can then update.
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Re: Started Again!

Postby carota72 on Wed May 19, 2010 11:14 am

Beautiful head! ^_____^
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Re: Started Again!

Postby cinderellasplace on Wed May 19, 2010 1:32 pm

She's beautiful, can't wait to see her progress.
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Re: Started Again!

Postby patchdolls on Wed May 19, 2010 1:56 pm

What a wonderful face you are off to a great start! I love how your faces come to life, full of emotion !
Btw her eyes are perfect !!
I am looking forward to your next update ...
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Re: Started Again!

Postby Sharon-nz on Wed May 19, 2010 9:36 pm

Cant wait for the next up-date - wonderful face :-D
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Re: Started Again!

Postby fabrags on Thu May 20, 2010 2:32 am

Thanks to all of you for the kind comments, I will post an update soon. I have to admit that I decided to experiment with this one because I found the Bozzi too tough I mixed it with two sorts of Fimo clay, Puppen and Classic. This has made it very easy to detail, albeit little bit on the soft side, but I am hoping the Bozzi will give some durability.

I am not too sure about the colour, but it is worth the effort just to see what happens.

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Re: Started Again!

Postby Katjasdreamland on Thu May 20, 2010 10:02 am

Wonderful sad eyes.
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Re: Started Again!

Postby Inge on Thu May 20, 2010 10:16 am

Beautiful face, i will be back for an update :)
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Re: Started Again! Nearly done!

Postby fabrags on Sat May 29, 2010 9:21 am

I have been working hard trying to get a little more done on my latest WIP.

I have finished her costuming, hair and base and now have to get onto the wings.

Her name is Ivy, due to the costume.

I hope you all like her,

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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v434/ ... y/IVYA.jpg" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: Started Again! Nearly done!

Postby Inge on Sat May 29, 2010 10:03 am

She is beautiful, love the base also.
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Re: Started Again! Nearly done!

Postby PixieKnoll on Sat May 29, 2010 1:28 pm

Susan, she is lovely! I really like everything about her! Love the ivy trail on her and her face is just so sweet. You have really done a fantastic job on her! You should be VERY proud! Even her base is splendid! <3 I am soooo looking forward to your next piece! She super!

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Re: Started Again! Nearly done!

Postby fabrags on Sat May 29, 2010 1:42 pm

Thank you Inge and Lori for your kind comments, I will be starting another one soon, just need to bite the bullet and get thos wings done :(

My least favourite bit I admit.

Linda, I just wanted to say thanks for all your help you have been so supportive, I am falling in love with you guys :blush: :blush:

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Re: Started Again! Nearly done!

Postby Sharon-nz on Sat May 29, 2010 1:53 pm

Her hair is just exactly right for her, great job girl the pose is perfect :clap: :clap:
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Re: Started Again! Nearly done!

Postby Linda Ehrenfried on Sun May 30, 2010 3:04 pm

Your welcome sweety. Anytime you need a question of any kind answered, you feel free to PM. She is very pretty. I know your next one is going to be better still. you have improved already. you should be very proud
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Re: Started Again! Nearly done!

Postby cinderellasplace on Sun May 30, 2010 3:42 pm

She's lovely Susan, you did a great job on her.
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Re: Started Again! Finished!!

Postby fabrags on Mon May 31, 2010 4:52 am

I just wanted to say thanks for all the support you have given me and to show you Ivy, now she is finished.

I made her wings and could I get them to stay put :sad: so I have had to attach them permanently, another practice area to get right next time.

Anyway here she is, I am thinking of trying her on the bay, do you think she is good enough for that?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v434/ ... /ivy2a.jpg" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v434/ ... /ivyaa.jpg" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v434/ ... /ivy6a.jpg" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v434/ ... /ivy7a.jpg" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Hope you all like her, please let me know what you think

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Re: Started Again! Finished!!

Postby PixieKnoll on Mon May 31, 2010 9:36 am

Susan, I think she is fantastic! You have REALLY done a fabulous job on her. Oh my! Look at how far you have come in such a short period of time. I DEFINITELY think you should give ebay a try. I really, really like her a lot! She is a doll you should be proud of! And, as an after thought, I have a few dolls whose wings are permanent. haha That happens when I can't find the right size drill bit that I am looking for at the time. LOL I hate when that happens. Darn it all. But, oh well, what do ya do. haha

She's great!

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Re: Started Again! Finished!!

Postby Linda Ehrenfried on Mon May 31, 2010 10:31 am

I thing you finished her very well. I know from experience on dolls that I attached the wings with glue, shipping them was VERY problematic. I had the come loose during shipping all three times and the customers had to reglue them. The one lady used the wrong kind of glue and it melted the wings and I had to make a new pair and send them to her free. My own fault I should have told to use fabric tac or tacky glue. The best thing it to make your wings with two prongs. And upper and a lower for each wing you can even make them at a lsight angle.This way when inserted they can not posibly move. It is a more complicated wing design but your wings will not pup off and they will not spin or twist in any way when you pose them. Just make an extra bent in the wire about a 1/4 to a 1/2 inch away from the first wire. And drill the extra holes.
If you do sell her on ebay, you need to make sure to stabilize her extremely well so she cant shift around even a little bit can rip off the wings.
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Re: Started Again! Finished!!

Postby patchdolls on Mon May 31, 2010 12:23 pm

Wow Susan she really turned out Awesome ! I love how you did the Ivy on her and the perfect name for her as well ..I am really amazed with your talent and Imagination . The wings look GREAT !!
I am not sure if this will help you because I am not that good with wings at all but you might find this helpful after I bend the wire to the shape I like . Then I will take the wire out side and hold it with pliers and then spray them with a spray glue on both side of the wire lightly and then stick them, to the fantasy film .The glue I bought from Walmart .I just wanted to tell you that because I really hate to do wings and using this it seems to be not so bad now lol
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Re: Started Again! Finished!!

Postby caza5 on Mon May 31, 2010 1:41 pm

she is lovely love the detail on her body and her hair is fab a lovely piece caza xx
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Re: Started Again! Finished!!

Postby fabrags on Mon May 31, 2010 2:13 pm

Thank you all so much!
Dear, Lori, Pat, Caza and Linda, I am overwhelmed by the amount of support you all keep giving to me, it is absolutely superb REALLY!!

I am disappointed in the wings, but I knew that was going to be a problem, they are going to be something I need to perfect. the hard thing at the moment is that I arrive at a point when I know I can't spend anymore time on a piece, I am done with it, even though it is not perfect and I still feel dissatisfied, dI can't do anymore with it. Do you know what I mean?
Like it has used all of my available energy, I then need to stop and move on.

I have put her on ebay, I am a little afraid of this but I need to send her out, testing the waters as it were.

I am pleased that you think she is worth it, I am becoming dependant on your comments and critique.

I will take all of your comments on board, especially the wings as they are my current bane LOL.

Bigs Hugs,

I love you all XXXX
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Re: Started Again! Finished!!

Postby Sharon-nz on Mon May 31, 2010 9:41 pm

Shes a lovely sculpt - I have never used Ebay eeeeeeeeek so I dont have an opinion never even brought anything OMG... must be the only one in the world eh :rotfl: :rotfl: :spin: :spin: :spin:
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