Halloween is just around the corner and I thought what better way to kick it off with a custom repaint of the gruesomely seductive queen of macabre, Elvira - Mistress of the Dark.
This doll underwent hair restyling to better replicate Elvira's. As with all my custom repainted dolls, I remove the original factory makeup. I then repaint the character's features paying attention to precision and accuracy as well as true to life facial expression.
Repaint is a new form of pop art, wherein the doll's face is treated like a three dimensional canvas, with the added challenge of painting within a very small area and an even greater challenge of recreating a real person's likeness. Since dolls are basically miniature pieces, brush strokes and shading have to be very controlled and precise.
-- acrylic paint and ultra fine brushes
(Note: I am not in any way affiliated with the Tonner Doll company
For me Anna is a protagonist of a love story with a happy ending. I could imagine her as a main character in one of the novels written by the famous British Victorian novelist Jane Austen.
In the novel "Pride and Prejudice", Anna could be a sister of Elizabeth Bennet, who has madly fallen in love with Mr. Darcy. One could also imagine her as one of the Dashwood sisters from "Sense and Sensibility". The personality of the doll is so inspiring that there is no limitation for your imagination
She is a young marriageable noble woman. Anna likes to stroll bare-footedly across the lands of the county. She loves raspberries with whipped cream and the poems of EE Cummings. How will Anna's story end, will she become the wife of Mr. Right?
On her tender fingers Anna wears three gold rings, which she has inherited from her maternal grandmother as well as the wonderful cameo also a heirloom of her grandmother’s. Anna always carries her small beaded handbag with her, in which she keeps handkerchiefs besides a special love letter.
Anna (Homo gracilis) 2010 22" One of a kind Material: Porcelain, with china paint, applied in several layers, each layer fired elaborately in an individual process. Ball jointed Doll, BJD: 14 with leather lined joints, the elbow and knees are double joints. Eyes: lavender, mouth-blown glass eyes from Lauscha. Hair: blond real hair. Clothing: Dress in Empire style braided with fine cotton lace, a lace scarf with Japanese Delica Beads, a bonnet and a small handbag beaded with Japanese Delica Beads. Specials: Three rings moulded out of Porcelain (moulded on) connected with her hands, gilded with 24k gold.
Well here is my latin girl , after paint her today when i was making her paintig job, stoping by to take pics i figured out i don´t have enought hands to do a tutorial alone people must see how i aplly the painting and how i smooth to understand well so i will any other day , make a video for now i hope at least one person can follow my tutorial and can make a good work
Rosa - sleeping Beauty in a fairytale dream "Homo gracilis" 2011 - One of a kind - 56cm / 22 inches Porcelain with moulded on ribbon and delicate lace out of Porcelain. Appliquéd roses out of porcelain on the clothes, crystal-glass eyes, leather, painted fabric. - 14 point Ball-jointed, elbow and knees are double joints. Upholstered chair of painted wood.
Based on Margaret Mitchell’s Pulitzer winning 1936 novel, Gone with the Wind became an epic historical romance in 1939.
The production of Gone with the Wind was troubled from the start. Filming was delayed for two years due to David O. Selznick's determination to secure Clark Gable for the role of Rhett Butler, and the "search for Scarlett" led to 1,400 women being interviewed for the part.
This original art was created for Linda Jones Enterprises launching their new Fine Art license for Gone with the Wind and is currently being displayed at the Chuck Jones Gallery in San Diego, California.
On a personal note, I grew up with this artwork all around me, as my mom is a huge GWTW fan. So she was thrilled when I told her I was created licensed imagery for fine art reproduction.
-Created with Derwent Studio Colored Pencils on tan Mi Tientes paper, 16”x20”. For information regarding the purchase of this piece, you must contact the gallery directly.
Bora (Homo gracilis) 2010 22" One of a kind Material: Porcelain, china-painted in additional fired layers. Ball jointed Doll, BjD: 14 with leather-lined joints bjd, the elbow and knees are a double joint. Eyes: brown, mouth-blown glass eyes from Lauscha. Hair: black, ruffled real hair. Specials: Porcelain moulded and moulded on jewelry pieces.