Sunday, December 29, 2013

08 Joint Design Nº 414

I continued working on the left carving wax hand with the paring knife and some of the new stainless steel carving tools. As I work, I try to keep in mind how I am going to be molding the hand in plaster, and that influences my design decisions as I am working. I am glad that I have some molding experience. If I did not have that experience, there are many places on the hand that I could be making mistakes that would make it much more difficult to mold the hand later on. I think this is why Martha Armstrong-Hand's method is more suited for the intermediate to advanced doll-maker, rather than for a first-time doll-maker. Her process requires knowledge of many traditional sculpture materials and methods. Beginners should probably stick with the easy-to-use materials and methods, such as LaDoll or Sculpey, and make OOAK dolls which do not require molding of any kind. This, of course, is only my opinion. Click on any image to enlarge it.

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