Now that I am all settled (mostly) in Mexico, it’s high time I got back to work.
Before I left the United States I drew-up blueprints for 2 new concept dolls. “What exactly is a concept doll?” you may ask…
It’s a doll that works “on paper” in a flat two dimensional drawing, and looks fine in my head, but in real three dimensional life? I have no idea!
Mechanically the proportions may not make sense…
But, I am up for a challenge, and seeing as how I’m always pushing myself to come up with something new to expand my skills as a doll maker… why the heck not!
Also new for me, I’ll be posting short fast forwarded movies of the progress to my channel on YouTube as they are available. (Hopefully weekly) You can check them out here:
Stella – Part 1 https://youtu.be/4Gynzb4ffm8
Stella – Part 2 https://youtu.be/yvfZUK03jZs
A little about my vision for Stella, OR more correctly, Stella’s vision for herself.
She is about 40cm tall with a slim type body and an oversized head. Normally this size body would have about an 6-8 inch head (measured around the top of the head) Stella’s head will be about 11 inches.
I am now working on the 5th head for her as she didn’t approve of the first 4.
Fussy girl she is, she knows what she wants and it took me a while to get it right 🙂
Yay!! We finally got her a head that we are both happy with, now we can get on with the rest of her 🙂
Here’s a bit of that progress …….
Follow along to see how she evolved from this…..
To this….. To this……
AND finally to this….
Stella – Part 3 https://youtu.be/l4hM4sfOJ4Y
This would be a great time to give awesome thanks to Christopher for putting time in to edit my videos for me!……I am kinda clueless when it comes to that sort of thing and would rather be sculpting than learning how to edit vids.
Well that was FUN…Let’s see some more! Who knew there was so much to making a BJD. It usually takes me a year to make a master doll of part time sculpting. I mean with life happening.
If I sculpt 18 hours a day which I did quite often with Stella I can make better time and cut that down to about 5 months. I get a bit delirious and some pretty great things happen amongst having a whole lot of conversation with myself and the doll 🙂 Oh yeah, I LOVE what I do!
Stella – Part 4 https://youtu.be/gyTHIpTaIIc
Stella – Part 5 https://youtu.be/4B2sE1rm5Dw
THE LAST VIDEO ON FINISHING STELLA WILL BE POSTED IN A COUPLE OF DAYS!….STAY TUNED
An update on Stella’s stats:
wig size 11 inches, eyes 22-24mm, height 40cm or 16 inches, shoes- yosd, she will wear many yosd clothes though her legs are longer than usual. Stella is pictured with in standard yosd pumpkin pant and top which could be a short dress on a standard size yosd doll.
Shoulder to crotch 5″/13cm
leg length (crotch to floor) 7″/17.5cm
around bust 4.75″/12cm
outside shoulder to shoulder 3″/7.5cm
around waist 4.75″/12cm
around hips 7″/17.5cm
Check out Stella’s very own gallery here: