Artdoll Making Resources
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Published: November 23, 2015
Here are some helpful resources and tutorials that are made by amazing artists which can assist you in making artdolls!

FULL POSABLE ARTDOLL TUTORIALS:

Storybookcreatures:
How I Art Doll - ArtDoll Tutorial
- Table of Contents -
- Updated 2019 -
Just a quick guide showing how I make my dolls.

What is an art doll you might ask? Everyone will tell you something a little different, but most artists agree that it's a piece of art created for display, and not made for play.
They can be made from any media, with infinite methods, in any style. I mostly make furry animals, but that is just one small corner of the art doll world.



     My way of creating is definitely not the only way to make art dolls, every artist does things a bit differently, find what works for you! I'm still trying new things myself. Feel free to ask me questions or drop a comment! I love to talk about arts and crafts. small heart - aqua I am most active on Instagram(StorybookCreatur

Eviecats:
Posable Doll Tutorial By Eviecats

Magweno:
Armature to Art Doll Part 1
Armature to Art Doll Part 2

ZombieHun:
Basic art doll tutorial

AliatheGhoul:
The Making of An Art Doll, Part 1
The Making of An Art Doll, Part 2

SCULPTING:
Limitlessendeavours:
How to sculpt a head / face mask
How to sculpt paws

XPantherArtX:
:.Sculpting Materials.:
:.Sculpting tools - Tutorial.:

Sculptor101:
Making figurine hairs animal fur tutorial part 2
Making figurine hair fur video tutorial part2

PATTERN MAKING:
Custom patterns:
Plushie Pattern Tutorial
Making patterns and sewing toes

SEWING:
How to sew ladder stitch [link]

MOLDING/CASTING:

LimitlessEndeavours:
How to make a two-part mold
How to make a one-part mold
PDF Plaster Shell Mold Tutorial
Plaster Shell Casting Tutorial
How to make a resin cast in a one-part mold

GLASS EYES: 
Painting glass eyes [link]
Custom Cabochons [link] 

FUR:
How to dye faux fur with acrylic paint: [link]

I'll add more to this journal as I come across even more helpful tutorials!
There are definitely many many more tutorials out there and I urge you do some of your own research and don't be afraid to try something new! 
I don't have enough time to make my own tutorials but someday I will make my own as a lot of people have requested c:

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VixessRinHobbyist General Artist
This'll be super helpful! I've been wanting to try making an art doll but didn't know much to start :C this'll help out a lot~!
CalicoGriffin's avatar
CalicoGriffin Artisan Crafter
Great base of knowledge. I feel like I'm gonna try it one day :)
WigglyCharizard's avatar
WigglyCharizardStudent Digital Artist
The link to the fur tutorial no longer works....
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ImaCherryPieHobbyist Artist
Thank you so much, this is really helpful!
Rianach's avatar
RianachHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for putting this list together! This is so helpful! ;u; you are an amazing inspiration, and I can only dream to be as talented as you! 💕
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LimitlessEndeavoursProfessional General Artist
Thank you so much for the many mentions! I'm gonna check the other tutorials out! Always good to learn something new ^^
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AliatheGhoulHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you for putting this list together, and also for adding mine. :)
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AnyaBozProfessional Artisan Crafter
This is one great list! I'll have to add it to my tutorial resources on my FAQ
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FoamWoodsHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Great list!
Feel free to add my tutorial if you like: foam-addict.deviantart.com/art…
I know my methods are not the norm but it might be useful to someone.
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Omg thank you so much for this list its very much appreciated!
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