Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy new year und einen guten Rutsch!


Dear friends and readers of this blog und hallo liebe Leser und Freunde meines Blogs:

Ich wünsche euch allen ein schönes und gesundes neues Jahr!
A happy and healthy new year for you all!


Hugs,
Alex

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Minibaby WIP, one of these days...




I am trying something new... my drawing teacher told me to work in a bigger scale, both with my figure drawing and sculpting. So this baby is not really a miniature, it is about 25 cm and sculpting in this bigger scale is fun :)

But, yesterday I had to learn something new... my armature, while strong enough for a dollhouse size sculpture, is not able to hold so much clay on a bigger sculpture. Arrgghhh! Both legs broke in the oven and I was lucky that it did not crush on its head.

I will need to make an armature from stronger wire, brass tubes and epoxy.

Happy sculpting and have a nice day, my friends!
Alex

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Candy Elf, pictures


The first snow... now the candy canes grow real fast. This little candy elf is harvesting the first fruit...




Hugs,
Alex

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Another sculpture WIP - bigger this time


I will post pictures of my newest dollhouse girl tomorrow, the glue is still drying... only some little details and she will be ready for picture taking :))

While waiting, I decided to work on another project, a bigger sculpture (about 8 inches, probably).
I think it is a little different, and I can't decide if it is male or female... mmmmhhh...
Only the head and upper part is sculpted now, here we go:




Have a nice day, my friends!
Alex

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Dollhouse child, WIP-2


I remembered just in time, that I am making a wip (work in progress), lol...
In this stage the upper body is sculpted, and I started the clothes...

Have a nice day, dear friends :))
Alex

Monday, November 22, 2010

Finally another dollhouse child, wip1

The last days I was busy with head sculpting, there is so much to learn... I use a lot of pictures for sculpting but the real thing is always best! I'm so lucky that I have children that I can bind on a chair for sculpting practice, heheheh... just kidding!

But, sculpting exercises will not get you these cool comments, like: "you're the greatest sculptor I ever met.... etc." (I am dreaming now, LOL!) They are boring to look at, I'm afraid...


This head is for my newest dollhouse girl or boy, it is already baked once and will now be baked a second time for the first layer of the genesis paint. I hope you will enjoy this work in progress.

Hugs,
Alex

Thursday, November 4, 2010

I need to practice... sculpting hands...






You may think that I have been idle the last weeks, but I was really busy... studying the anatomy.

So, I was a good girl and did some hand studies, not in dollhouse size though, that would kill my eyes, lol!

Also, I wanted some space to work on, so these hands are the size of about a 8-9 inch doll.
Can you see, that I had a lot of fun making them? I even numbered them, I am so proud of myself :)) And I am going to make some more... I think, feet will be next :))

Hugs,
Alex

Sunday, October 31, 2010

My Give-Away: Drawing the winner

Hello and welcome to the drawing of the winner of my give-away!

I will make it short, lol, please say hello to my helpful little assistent Lea,
she is doing the drawing:



And the winner is: Anna!
Gratuliere Anna, sobald ich deine Adresse habe, schicke ich die kleine Elfe los...



Have a nice day, my friends!
Alex

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Just a head - african dollhouse doll


This is my latest project, another african-american doll... I'm just a step before the first
baking, but before that she needs more smoothing...

Will be back soon :))

Hugs,
Alex

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Links to my favorite ooak doll sculptors

Hey girls!

I'm still waiting for the links :))

Here are some sculptors of dollhouse children, that I love:

http://cheridegruccio.com/SCULPTINGSITE/HOME/HomePage.htm

I find her detailing amazing, her dolls and toys are awesome :))


http://carolmcbrideminidolls.blogspot.com/

I love the cute expressions and colors of her dolls :))


Finally, I wanted to show you, Tatjana of Chopoli Art is not sculpting in dollhouse size, but I have to show you her latest piece of art, Michel and Fabian, these two guys are just awesome:


http://chopoli.blogspot.com/2010/09/i-have-something-new-for-you.html


Hugs,
Alex

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

I'm back...



Hey all!

I hope you had a nice, warm summer :)) Here in Berlin the weather seems to be reduced to winter and summer this year. The short hot summer is over and it feels like winter already...

The last two months were very busy for me, I had barely time to sculpt... but you know how it is, you make plans and then life happens, lol!

The last days I went with my children chestnut harvesting... my two little sweethearts, Ben (5) and Lea (2) had a lot of fun, as you can see in the following pictures. When I edited the pictures some of them made me laugh so hard my belly still aches :)) Can you stay serious when watching them practice making faces?

Chestnuts, chestnuts...

Making faces...

Ben loves soccer...

Looking for duckies...

Hugs,
Alex

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Sisters, new ooak miniature dolls

These two dollhouse sisters remind me of my own children. When my son Benny was born his big brother Simon would smile at him in such a cute way, and he still does... though Benny is now an already 5 years old whirlwind, lol!




Hugs,
Alex

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Donna, African Dollhouse Girl



Here are the first pictures of Donna, another african miniature doll, she loves to dance... I'm really happy with her and her happy smile :)



After finishing this sculpture my fingers are already itching to sculpt another one, lol!
Everyone of these little guys are such a joy to make...

Hugs,
Alex

P.s. I did not like the dress anymore, so I made some changes, this is how she looks now:



Monday, August 16, 2010

African Dollhouse Girl, first pictures




In the last days I practiced sculpting african faces, it is quite fascinating... You probably remember the two heads I posted some days ago, here is what I made from one - a little girl. I think she is very lovely, and now I only have to decide what dress and hairstyle she will wear :))

Hugs,
Alex

Sunday, August 15, 2010