Jul 1, 2012

Modeling a Simple Doll Face


In this video, Christina Albuquerque of Brazil shows us how to model a simple face.  This cute doll head has an easy 'button' nose and the eyes will be painted on after clay dries.  Learn this basic face first and then you can customize with different expressions. Christina starts with a ball of cold porcelain that is the same size as the Styrofoam ball that will be
the head armature.   She also shows how to carefully mold the clay around the Styrofoam ball so that you end up with a smooth surface and no trapped air.  This is an important skill that must be practiced many times.

Other air-dry clays can be modeled using the same methods as cold porcelain, especially the softer clays.

As I've said many times, most of the good quality air-dry clay videos and tutorials come from South America, so, if you don't understand the language, just mute the video and follow along visually.  Christina has done a fine job of clearly showing the camera each step in the process and moves at a slow enough pace so we can tell just what she is doing without the need for a lot of words!  


Similar tutorials have been previously posted.  You might also like:
Create a Dolls Head with Cold Porcelain #1
Create a Dolls Head with Cold Porcelain #2
Sculpt a Fairy Head the Hannie Sarris Way

4 comments:

  1. muchas gracias por este lindo video, admiro mucho su trabajo, tien unas manos maravillosas, que dios se las conserve siempre, estare al pendiente de su pagina gracias, un saludo desde lima peru

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  2. desde santiago de chile mis agradecimientos por el video

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  3. Thanks so much for this beautiful tutorial that even I, being German, can understand!

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