DIY How to Make Your Own Art Doll
What you'll learn
- This guide will help students to develop the skills they need to make professional quality art dolls.
- Basic understanding of drawing and painting is helpful but not essential to getting started. You'll need a large clean work space as well as the tools and materials listed in the class materials document.
Art dolls; so many artists online create these beautiful sculptures from clay, wire, and fabric, but how do they do it and how can you learn to make your own? The guides available online can be sparse at best, often glossing over many of the intricacies involved in the process, making it difficult if not impossible for some to know where to start. When I was first learning to make art dolls, it as a long process of trial and error which cost me a lot of money on supplies I didn’t need or didn’t know how to use. That, coupled with the frustration of making simple mistakes never addressed in the tutorials, made making my own art dolls a daunting task. There were, and still really aren’t, many comprehensive guides on how to make these dolls from start to finish; until now.
This lecture series carefully aids you through every step of the way and addresses many of the common hurdles and trade secrets you need to know to make professional quality art dolls. From sculpting to sewing, I demonstrate through step by step videos as well as through supplemental written guides how to design and build your own one of a kind art doll. I have scowered the internet to find and answer the most commonly asked questions people have about art dolls, hoping to answer as many as I can to save others from the headaches of trial and error. How much does it cost to make an art doll? What materials and tools do I need to get started? How do I make patterns for the legs and body? All of these and more are answered in detail throughout the guide.
Along with this, the lecture includes supplemental texts such as a character coloring guide, a beginner’s sewing guide, and much more. There are free line arts to use as you please to help you get started designing your character right away. So what are you waiting for? Let's get started!
Who this course is for:
- Artists interested in learning to make their own, one of a kind dolls. This guide helps students to develop skills that are useful for many other types of art, such as sculpting and sewing.
I am a self taught artist with over 15 years of experience in a wide range of media. My primary focus is creating works using acrylic paint and colored pencil, though in recent years I began to branch out towards sculpting and sewing. Art is something I have a passion for, and I hope to be able to share that passion with others and keep the love of art and creativity alive.