Nov 6, 2013

Cute and Easy Doll Figurine Tutorial


Create this cute doll following the step-by-step photo tutorial shown below.  Supplies include air-dry-clay (softer brands would probably be best) or cold porcelain in your favorite shade of blue (overalls), pink (shirt), white (socks), brown (shoes & accents), fleshtone and hair color.  A dowel is used to poke hole in shoes/socks for insertion of legs.  An extruder is used to press out worms of clay for hair.   A needle tool and a ball-ended tool are also used but not absolutely necessary.

Prepare the separate body parts shown in the first step, let dry then glue together.  Once assembled, add the straps, pockets, small hearts and other accents as shown.  Glue where necessary.  The head is made with a very simplified face, using the ball-ended tool to poke a round mouth shape.

Oct 27, 2013

Modeling a Doll with Paperclay, Part 4 of 4. Dressing & Posing


The final part of this step-by-step tutorial from Russian artist Dyachenko Oksana creates the clothing, shoes and props for posing the doll created in Parts 1-3. Lots of photos show how she applies fabric to the doll body, cuts to fit, and sews concealed seams directly on the doll.

Hope you've enjoyed this 4 part tutorial and the techniques presented to create this cute doll made of Creative Paperclay.   Cold porcelain and many other air-dry clay brands could be used in the same manner.

This series of tutorials is presented in Russian, please use Google Translate (or your own favorite tool) to convert to your language.


Oct 21, 2013

Modeling a Doll with Paperclay, Part 3 of 4, Finishing Body



Part 3 of this step-by-step tutorial from Russian artist Dyachenko Oksana shows how to sculpt and attach hands to the body we made in Part 2 and additional finishing steps.    Lots of photos show the modeling of the hands with Creative Paperclay along with covering the arms and legs  in the 'clay over cloth' technique.  Shoes made of Paperclay are also modeled.   The artist then tea-stains the clay to create a fleshtone and also adds color with acrylic paint where needed.

The final step for Part 3 is to create a body stocking from knitted material to neatly cover the stuffed body.  Because clothing will be created in Part 4 that will cover the doll, the body stocking can be omitted.  However, it is a nice, finishing touch that completes a well-made doll.

This series of tutorials is presented in Russian, please use Google Translate (or your own favorite tool) to convert to your language.

Oct 16, 2013

Modeling a Doll with Paperclay, Part 2 of 4. Armature & Body


This step-by-step doll tutorial from Russian artist Dyachenko Oksana describes her method for creating a sturdy body armature and increasing volume of the body with paper. (She says it's toilet paper but looks more like paper towels...LOL)   There's lots of photos showing how she stuffs and wraps armature with paper and then secures it with string before posing the doll.  The next tutorial in this series will create the hands and feet with Creative Paperclay.   If you missed it, the tutorial for modeling the head is here.




Oct 15, 2013

Modeling a Doll with Paperclay, Part 1 Head


This step-by-step tutorial from Russian artist Dyachenko Oksana shows in great detail, with lots of photos, how to model a dolls head using Creative Paperclay.  Author also shows how she paints the face.  Additional tutorials will be posted soon for creating the body! .



Sep 26, 2013

Jorge Rubicce Basic Doll Head Demo

Cold Porcelain figure by Jorge Rubicce

In the following video, master craftsman Jorge Rubicce, shows us his method for modeling the head of his cute cold porcelain figures.   He starts with a Styrofoam ball (for armature) and an equal size ball of cold porcelain to create an egg shaped head.   Notice that he uses his palms to form the cold porcelain and always works toward center.  He also applies hand cream to his hands while smoothing out surface of cold porcelain.

Sep 15, 2013

Lalaloopsy tutorial


Lalaloopsy by Starry Delight, step by step photos to create clay figure shown above.  Click on 1st photo to go thru the slideshow for added instruction.  She uses cookie cutters for cutting some of the shapes, barbeque sticks for the legs, and a flower cup to create a perfectly round head.   Optionally, with air dry clay, you could use a Styrofoam ball and cover it with clay for Lalaloopsy's perfectly round head (do not use foam with clay that gets baked).

This would be a suitable project for cold porcelain, Creative Paperclay or any one of the soft clays.