Artdoll Making Resources

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By SPoppet
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
**I have also put this tutorial over on Google Docs, it is easier to edit, looks cleaner and is easier to navigate, I hope it will be more useful for everyone. Here's the link to my new tutorial: docs.google.com/document/d/1NR…  ...I'm not done typing the whole thing up yet... shhhhhhhh, I'm just excited to provide a more useful tool for ya'll that I'm proud of(cause this here is a hot mess).**
How I Art Doll
By Kelsey Wilkins
Storybook Creatures
A reference for poseable art doll crafting basics.
    I have been making art dolls since 2015. They are very complex projects that require skills in multiple art fields and take a lot of patience and perseverance. The style of doll that I make requires the use of these skills: painting, sculpti

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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VixessRin's avatar
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
Great base of knowledge. I feel like I'm gonna try it one day :)
WigglyCharizard's avatar
The link to the fur tutorial no longer works....
ImaCherryPie's avatar
Thank you so much, this is really helpful!
Rianach's avatar
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! 💕
LimitlessEndeavours's avatar
Thank you so much for the many mentions! I'm gonna check the other tutorials out! Always good to learn something new ^^
AliatheGhoul's avatar
Thank you for putting this list together, and also for adding mine. :)
AnyaBoz's avatar
This is one great list! I'll have to add it to my tutorial resources on my FAQ
FoamWoods's avatar
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.
TrainxHeartnet's avatar
Omg thank you so much for this list its very much appreciated!
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