Funny-looking Old Doll

It’s amazing what one might find while rummaging through art boxes looking for some pretty shells! I started this doll back in 2008, think it was the first of its kind, with face, hands and feet sculpted out of DAS clay, and the body crocheted. I learned a lot about building the body with this one, and my following dolls were either built around a strong wire base, or had their limbs attached separately with a movable joint stitch.
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I remember abandoning her after getting extremely frustrated with the hair, I couldn’t get it to stay where I wanted it to, and it kept getting horribly tangled up. Still no idea how to work with that stuff 😛

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The tip of her nose and one of the ears got chipped after all the moving, but strangely enough I find it endearing… for now. I can’t remember why I started making her though, it wasn’t for any school assignment, but I remember going out to buy all the materials I needed, which I never used for anything else.

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I felt a little silly putting a date on her foot at the time, but I’m really glad I did. Wish I datestamped all of my old doll stuff.

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And this has been another edition of “I’m still animating, so look at this other thing in the meantime”. Have any of you discovered any old creations lately?

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