Friday, January 13, 2012

02 Drawing Nº 4

In the above drawing, A, on the left side, is where I left off yesterday. B, on the right side, shows today's modifications. This drawing is being done in a very simple graphics application called Kolourpaint. These drawings are just preliminary sketches, so I can figure out the proportions I want to use. Without a computer, I would use tracing paper and a light-box to do pretty much the same thing.

This working drawing from Ryo Yoshida's tutorial, is what I am working towards making. He has a front and a side view of the doll he is making. He uses the working drawing to help make the styrofoam cores for the doll parts. Note that the cores are indicated with red lines on the working drawing. The styrofoam cores must be smaller because they will be covered in an air-dry clay (LaDoll). Note that the proportions of his doll is six head lengths.

Excerpt from Yoshida Style Ball Jointed Doll Making Guide (2006)

This is the working drawing from the BJD-making tutorial (Japanese language). Note that the head length proportions of this doll are about the same as Yoshida's working drawing.

This is an example of a working drawing by Martha Armstrong-Hand.

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References: (Japanese language web-site)
Yoshida Style Ball Jointed Doll Making Guide. Ryo Yoshida. Tokyo, Japan: Hobby Japan, 2006. ISBN 978-4894254602 (Japanese language book)

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