Although the head of my bjd is far from being perfect and finished, I will post it here. While writing in my blog I can get some distance from my work-so that later on when continuing with my doll I might discover something I didn’t see during the process.
I am not planning to leave the eyes this way. Probably some beads or plastic glass eyes should help me to get the eye shape right. I will not mold them with the clay, because this is only a prototype. At the end of the modelling process, i will cut out the eyes to have holes in the head-this is necessary because i will use a different material later on.My idea so far is to
- Mold the prototype in oil based clay (a clay that stays soft and can be reused later on)
- Then make a mold out of the prototype doll in order to
- cast the doll in papermaché slip liquache or Papiermasche-gießmasse P3 wanke (I’m not sure yet which one is the perfect product)
On the other hand i can imagine that polymer clay might also be a great modelling material for me, so I am keeping in mind to also experiment with Cernit in the future.
But there’s still a lot of time to finally chose the right material, right now I first have to focus on sculpting a beautiful prototype doll. Wish me luck!