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Cópia de Fantastic Figures - Susanna Oroyan

Cópia de Fantastic Figures - Susanna Oroyan

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TABLE OF CONTENTSINTRODUCTION: DESIGNING YOUR DOLL...................................................................6SCULPTUREGetting Ready..............................................................................................................................13The Workspace............................................................................................................................13Work Surface...............................................................................................................................14Tools .........................................................................................................................................14Working Armatures.....................................................................................................................15Beginning to Sculpt......................................................................................................................16SCULPTING THE HEADBasic Head Sculpture...................................................................................................................19Putting It All Together.................................................................................................................26Tools for Refining the Sculpture...................................................................................................29Discovering and Defining Character............................................................................................30Finishing the Head.......................................................................................................................31Sculpting a Neck..........................................................................................................................31SCULPTING THE BODYHands .........................................................................................................................................35Feet and Legs...............................................................................................................................38Preparation for Curing.................................................................................................................40CURINGPaperclays....................................................................................................................................41Polymer Clays..............................................................................................................................42Ovens .........................................................................................................................................42Cooking Utensils..........................................................................................................................43Loading the Oven........................................................................................................................43Cooking Polymer Clays................................................................................................................44Adding On...................................................................................................................................44Curing Recipes.............................................................................................................................44FINISHING AND PAINTINGPaperclays....................................................................................................................................46Polymer Clays..............................................................................................................................46Wax-Over....................................................................................................................................47Basics for Finishing All Mediums.................................................................................................48Recipes.........................................................................................................................................48CONSTRUCTING BODIESGeneral........................................................................................................................................65Construction Considerations .......................................................................................................68Materials......................................................................................................................................68Coverings.....................................................................................................................................69Weighting, Stuffing, and Padding..................................................................................................69Construction.................................................................................................................................70CLOTHINGCostume Basics.............................................................................................................................72Additional Costuming Notes.........................................................................................................81Wigging........................................................................................................................................82ACCESSORIES, DISPLAY, & FUN STUFFAccessories....................................................................................................................................84Display Stands and Bases..............................................................................................................85Settings.........................................................................................................................................86Fun Stuff.......................................................................................................................................87
 
MATERIALSUnderstanding the New Clays.......................................................................................................90The Old Clays...............................................................................................................................91The New Clays.............................................................................................................................91Toxicity.........................................................................................................................................94Shelf Life.......................................................................................................................................94Durability.....................................................................................................................................95APPENDICESDoll Clubs...................................................................................................................................113Organizations.............................................................................................................................115Magazines...................................................................................................................................115Books ........................................................................................................................................116The Artists..................................................................................................................................117Advice for Beginners...................................................................................................................120Photo Study Exercises.................................................................................................................121Supplies.......................................................................................................................................123
INTRODUCTION: DESIGNING YOUR DOLL
If you are really itching to get to the clay and start a doll, skip right on over to the next chapter and jump in,but do come back and catch up later!
 
Ordinarily, in a class situation, we would begin to work on our sculpture; as the day progressed, we wouldtalk about the elements of "thinking" or "designing" that must be considered in making your own original dolls.Hands-on dollmaking doesn't have to be done in a logical order, but a book does. Thinking you want to make a dollcomes before sculpting, so we will discuss that first. Most books will show you a step-by-step, how-to process thatresults in a specific finished project, like "How to Make the Little Green Elf." Since this book, however, deals withlearning to make original sculpted dolls, not copies of mine, we need to talk about how to do your own originaldesigning and planning—in short, how to turn your idea into a real doll.
 
At some point, you said, "I want to make dolls." (If you hadn't been thinking about dollmaking, youwouldn't be reading this book.) You have already been intrigued by the idea of making "little people," you havealready been thinking you would like to create a character or a costume or a doll that could do something. You haveprobably even spent some time thinking about how to go about it. The minute you started this thinking, you werealready making the doll in your mind. You were getting ideas and playing with design—probably the most im-portant parts of dollmaking.
 
The primary difference between the beginner and the professional dollmaker is that the professional hashad more experience with the planning. He has read a book or two, taken a class, probably made a few dolls; he hashad some learning experiences. The beginner has just not had the opportunity to learn how to think a doll intoreality. When I was nine years old, I had all sorts of dollmaking ideas. I knew exactly what I wanted my dolls tolook like. Like most beginners, I had the skills: I could sew and cut and glue, but my young hands had just not donethose things enough times in enough different ways to be able to pick the best way. I just did not have enough of theinformation that comes with experience. So, I quit.
 
Not too many people permanently retire from dollmaking at the age of nine and a half, and neither did I. Ididn't try again until I was nineteen; although my skill experiences were better, I still hadn't really thought enoughabout the processes to create the desired results. However, the more I tried, the more I learned and the better I likedwhat I made. And, most important, the more I thought about what I was doing and learning, the better I got atfiguring out the best ways of getting what I wanted. Nicola Tesla, the famous engineer, said that he usually built anengine in his head, and then, still in his imagination, without sketches or models, he started the engine and ran it fora week to see if it really would work. If he couldn't visualize any bugs in the design after a week, then he woulddraw the design on paper. So, let's begin to learn how to think about dollmaking.
 
In this country, original home studio art dollmaking evolved in the past forty years. We inventeddollmaking by talking with each other, adapting any craft technique that might work, and by trial and error. Fromobscure chapters in children's craft books, from formal sculpture classes, and from self-study, little by little, ournumber of original doll artists grew. There was however, almost no means of communication beyond the smallnational organization of doll clubs until 1963, when Helen Bullard, Magge Head, Gertrude Florian, and Fawn Zellergot together with seven other dollmakers to found the National Institute of American Doll Artists (NIADA). Welearned by invention, and so will you.
 
What was it we all invented? We invented something that most people would call a doll, but we alsoinvented our own versions of "dollness." Each of us, each time we made a doll, re-invented the term. For some, itwas the realization of a vision of exquisite female beauty; for some, a picture of the spontaneity of children at play;

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