I took some test photos of this 58cm girl, to get an idea of how she photographs, as well as checking the balance / composition of the ornament work on her body, and enjoyed her first photos so much that I decided to share one here.
She is still rough, and I have quite a bit of finishings still left to take care of, but , I `m already so in love with the way her hands and feet have came out. ( reminding me I must take some specific photos of the high heel feet, they are the cutest thing). Also there is something about her presence, perhaps due to amount of detail work I could put into her body with this size – – she just feels like she is breathing…
I`m really looking forwards to start her first test painting, which I`m hoping to do this week, in any spare time I can make. This will also help me to check the composition as well as her face, which I`m also loving already, but will never be able to be positive about until it`s painted at least once.
By the way, she has a little secret in her tummy,,,, one I`ve been visioning, planning, waiting for the opportunity to make for years, figuring out the construction and preparing for months, and then finally putting it all together this week;
since it`ll be best to show in her painted state, I`ll reveal it then…
or perhaps taking a good look at her waist, you can guess already…….? :))
EDIT: Someone on flickr asked if I could share my inspirations for making this doll, and since she is based on some sketches from my school years, and since don`t have my old sketchbooks with me now, I thought it would be fun to put together a new inspiration board for her, to show all my influences, back then and now as well :
..as well as this little girl – she is precious!
and oh, I guess she is in there too, of course…
***By The Way! this is all a development, following recent work I`ve been already putting into my Base Body for what was a porcelain doll called `White Dentelle` (completed in Christmas last year).
I released her snapshot, (still unassembled state) on facebook the other day;