ELENA KUNIN TEACHES DOLLMAKING
This comprehensive, 200-hour e-book course brings together all my decades of experience to teach you everything I know about the art of dollmaking. Once you complete the course, you won’t just be able to copy my pre-existing dolls—you’ll be able to create stunning, artistic, lifelike dolls of your very own design.
340 photos and 4 videos demonstrate all the stages of sculpting. In this part I explain how to sculpt three different heads – a classical girl, an old character woman, and a sad troll – in three different ways. The heads themselves are roughly the same in terms of complexity, but the sculpting principles are different. The first head is sculptured using a classical technique, which is the most complicated. To sculpture the two other heads, I recommend techniques that will make your work much easier. All videos were shot in one take, without editing, so there are no jarring transitions from barely-sketched details to complete dolls. You will see how it’s all done in real life. Since proportions cause the greatest difficulties for beginning doll-makers (especially those who have no formal art education), I have developed a special modular system. Using this system makes working on proportions easy and clear.
In this part I’ll teach you to sculpt hands and feet for a young woman, an old woman, and a troll: realistic, character, and grotesque. You will learn to sculpt bare feet and shoes from polymer clay, imitating different textures ranging from leather to embroidery.
This part of the book, illustrated with detailed photos and videos, describes the process of painting a doll with different kinds of paint: oil paint, heat set paint Genesis, and pastels. Special attention is paid to painting eyes.
Part I: Describes in detail the process of making the doll’s body: how to find the right proportions, how different the proportions of a realistic, character-based, grotesque, and stylised doll are, what are the ways of creating the body volume.
Part II: is devoted to wigs and different materials for them: hair, fur, paper-mâché, wool, thread, and more.
In this part I demonstrate working on different types of costumes for your doll: realistic and fantastical, modern and historical, simple and complex. I didn’t leave out underwear either: I explain, for example, how to make an 18th-century corset and pannier. You’ll see how the color and shape of the outfit can express the idea of the doll.
The sixth volume of my full course Private Lessons is devoted to additional elements of a doll composition, in particular, accessories and stands.
This volume contains 621 step-by-step photos.
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