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Ball jointed doll tutorial part 1

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I will be uploading the rest later, which I am already very close to finishing.

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KingAdelbertHobbyist General Artist
So a 8 to 11 in. doll is good for a Toddler while the Adult size would be between 22 to 27 inches?
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DeskleavesProfessional Digital Artist
The size is entirely up to you!
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KingAdelbertHobbyist General Artist
aah ok! Well I think I'll go with that then!
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JanemoffetStudent Traditional Artist
I made most of the blueprint and need to ink and add feet and hands, also mine is a fairy so I'm adding wings that is going to be interesting. 
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DeskleavesProfessional Digital Artist
That sounds cool! I have seen people make them with wire and shrink wrap, but I can't figure out how they get it so neat.
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Really useful (((o(*゚▽゚*)o)))thank you for sharing
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DeskleavesProfessional Digital Artist
Of course!
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IzumiUsagiHobbyist General Artist
hi i was wondering if polyform model air porcelain clay is good for making dolls?
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DeskleavesProfessional Digital Artist
I have never personally try it, but a lot of people say cold porcelain is super great. Just in case, I would try making a small, thin piece. When it dries, check how difficult it is to break it. If it breaks easily, I would avoid it, or use it only for casting a master mold.
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Thank you for this tutorial series! It's extremely helpful!
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DeskleavesProfessional Digital Artist
Sure!!
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i will be the doll man
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DeskleavesProfessional Digital Artist
YOU CAN DO IT KEVIN

FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS
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why thank you! my name is actually calvin, kevin is a certain.. u n s a v o r y gentleman
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DeskleavesProfessional Digital Artist
Pleased to meet you, Calvin! You should still FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS
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Canadafan98255Student Digital Artist
okay this will be so fun to do. I plan on making play scenes for my photography  theraphy and this would so help and save me money on stuff
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sakuraskys13Hobbyist General Artist
Aaa! This tutorial is so useful!>∆< plus it's very easy to follow!^^ I have currently just finished my blueprint and plan to start modelling today^•^ again, tysm for this tutorial! It is really helping me make my first bid!>•<
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DeskleavesProfessional Digital Artist
Sure!! Glad I could help you.
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sakuraskys13Hobbyist General Artist
*bjd* not bid lol PS the strange '>∆<' symbols are supposed to be emojis lol
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KinomiHyuugaHobbyist Traditional Artist
I've seen in a previous comment that you don't have much experience casting, but in case you happened to know, how would I go about keeping the middle of the parts open when casting? If you don't know then no worries!
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DeskleavesProfessional Digital Artist
Well I'm not sure which parts you mean. o . o
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KinomiHyuugaHobbyist Traditional Artist
Like when casting the arms and legs, how would you keep the empty space in the middle without making the piece stuck in like silicone (if that's the molding base I decide to use) am I just thinking too far into this?
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DeskleavesProfessional Digital Artist
Hmm,I think people allow this space to be filled by the mold material.. Otherwise, if you don't allow the mold to fill the space inside the pieces, you won't have hollow pieces when you're done.. Just solid lumps of clay!

I'm sure you can find video tutorials on it through YouTube, try searching for ''2 part mold casting.'' You will need a 2 part mold to make hollow pieces.
There's this girl who does mold making videos, she does it for BJD parts, too! www.youtube.com/channel/UCJ0Ip…
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IskaltHobbyist General Artist
Yes thank you for this, I'm sculpting out of super sculpey polymer clay, and looking for a casting resin.

Do you have any recommendations on what to use?
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