After painting the doll it is like she starts talking to me saying "Hurry, give me wings, I want to fly!". Any doll artist will agree with me that painting is like giving life to the sculpture.
The picture bellow is a bit old, it's when I finished sculpting the body and the shoes, she will have high heels shoes, so fashion!
So I've been learning a lot. I'm totally absorbed by this work. Each step I take seems to be the very right one, it feels like something is guiding me, taking me beyond my own abilities, just amazing.
I've also learned that a commission demands a lot of brainstorming. From the point the collector tells you the kind of doll he/she wants to the time you put your hands on the clay. I've been calm enough to leave my worktable when something was not right, and patient enough to wait for the bright idea to come. I am so deeply grateful that I have been chosen to create this doll. For all the learning experience, for all the love, for all the support. I'm just blessed.
After his head, I started sculpting his legs, it's the first time I start with this part of the body, I thought it would be better to do so because he is standing. He is a very muscular fairy, this is due to his ability of climbing trees. I'm enjoying to sculpt a male, I thought it would be much more difficult but it is not.
I am open for commissions. You can read more details about it on my website. As I read the previous post I thought that maybe I am crazy for accepting commissions. And maybe nobody would commission me after reading that I don't have enough time for my sculpting. Then I thought about the reasons why I wanted to do that. Besides not being happy with the auctions on ebay, I realized that I am trying to push myself (and people around me) to make it work. I mean, if I have a commission I know I will have to find ways to do it. My too serious personality would never allow me to be delayed with a commission, or to work poorly. So I know, I would do anything to make it right. As a consequence, this would be a way for me to work more on my art. I don't know how long I will be open, I think it will be for a short time, so if you have any interest, don't hesitate. Thanks for reading!