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"I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way-things I had no words for." ~ Georgia O'Keeffe


Sunday, July 25, 2010

smiling!

I have been working on this little fellow and at last I have made him smile I think. His eyes didn't turn out the way I wanted it to but he is much too small a figure for me to do anymore. I have been remiss in not mentioning that this is a class doll of Katheryn Walmsley who is a wonderful artist. This is an on line class Yule Baby in DollStreet by her. The face looks very grainy in close up but I have sanded him quiet a bit and still it looks like this. I am finding it hard to sand the face as I don't want to loose the details and the face is so small. He is only about 7 1/2 inches tall. I guess he needs to be just painted now.


12 comments:

  1. I'm not a doll-maker so I can't give you any advice on the sanding part but he's looking pretty darned good from where I'm sitting, Shashi ~ :)

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  2. He is delightful Shashi. I see what you mean about the graininess, but sometimes the clay dictates its own look. Are you planning on dressing him?

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  3. Shashi! You did a marvelous job on him!!!! I did him in sculpy a couple of years ago and yours is much cuter!!!! Looking forward to seeing him completed! Love you, me!!!!

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  4. Shashi
    darling lady he is beauteous!!!!!!
    and wonderful and I love his smile you really made it beautifully!
    Oh Shashi if only I had a little bit of your talent I would be so happy he really is going to be gorjus
    love n hugs bear xoxoxoxoxo

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  5. Oh, this is just marvelous. Look at his sweet little mouth - I love it. I'm not a clay person, so I can't give any advice, but I can admire from afar :)

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  6. Your doing a great job Shashi, how are you enjoying the clay? I find it's becoming addictive!

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  7. He is such a cute little sprite. He'll be amazing when you get him painted!

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  8. Shashi... Thank you for stopping by Woodstown Whimsies! Your work in progress is terrific. I am fond of such posts; as we have opportunity to watch these incredible dolls come from a lump of clay and become extraordinary creations! Daryle

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  9. Keep going Shashi. It's like painting or any other art form, they all have what we call the ugly stage and then the swan emerges...He's going to be fabulous.

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  10. I think he looks great Shashi...you are so clever.
    (Don't know whether this helps, but when I did my cloth/clay doll I used a small emery board to sand the face.)

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  11. you did a great job,love him
    Dolly Hugs to you.
    Rita

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