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« on: April 28, 2014 08:38:59 PM »

I made this Art Doll for artsycandice in the Art Doll Swap recently. I am so happy she liked it!





She is a Red Knobbed Horn Bill human hybrid and a burlesque dancer!





Her body and clothes are fabric and hand-sewn. I painted the black on her. She is jointed at her shoulders, elbows, hips, and knees. She is wearing a corset, some bloomers(?), and a bustle. My momma helped sew the shorts/bloomers when I was running out of time. Thanks Momma!  Cheesy

Her face and feet are polymer clay, painted, then covered in liquid polymer clay to keep them from flaking.



The heart on her chest is a polymer clay door into her heart with a small polymer clay cavity inside holding her (felt) heart and a (shrinkydink) feather connected to a chain. Just a weird abstract concept I had.... I mostly just wanted a door somewhere...?

A lot of work went into the feet for no real particular reason except that I get kind of crazy sometimes and things need to be "realistic" to me so all the cracks you see are literally sculpted in there...



I used a lot of new techniques and I think she turned out quite well. Cheesy I am just glad my fabulous swap partner liked her. Thank you for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2014 09:04:34 PM »

And she is awesome and so me!!! I didn't mention that hornbills are some of my favorite birds. I don't "squee" often, but for this, I did. *blush*

I'd like to share the pictures of the door and heart because they are pretty stellar details.



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« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2014 09:11:55 PM »

Just amazing RSloth.  I love the little heart door.  It's such a great idea.  Everything about this ROCKS Grin
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« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2014 01:15:34 AM »

fantastic!
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« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2014 05:24:29 AM »

Aw, thank's for sharing artsycandice! I am really just so glad you liked her. I just picked a bird I liked from your birds you pinned on pinterest. I didn't know they were one of your favorites! I know that she has a male head but I just really loved how the males looked so I figured it was fine. XD

Thanks everybody for the lovely comments. Lots of work was put into this lady. I have a name for her but if artsycandice has one already then THAt one is obviously hers.
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« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2014 06:44:36 AM »

Aw, thank's for sharing artsycandice! I am really just so glad you liked her. I just picked a bird I liked from your birds you pinned on pinterest. I didn't know they were one of your favorites! I know that she has a male head but I just really loved how the males looked so I figured it was fine. XD

Thanks everybody for the lovely comments. Lots of work was put into this lady. I have a name for her but if artsycandice has one already then THAt one is obviously hers.

lol, cross-gender, I love it. Wink
I don't have a name... can I ask what your name for her is? I am very curious to know!
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« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2014 07:31:03 AM »

Aw, thank's for sharing artsycandice! I am really just so glad you liked her. I just picked a bird I liked from your birds you pinned on pinterest. I didn't know they were one of your favorites! I know that she has a male head but I just really loved how the males looked so I figured it was fine. XD

Thanks everybody for the lovely comments. Lots of work was put into this lady. I have a name for her but if artsycandice has one already then THAt one is obviously hers.

lol, cross-gender, I love it. Wink
I don't have a name... can I ask what your name for her is? I am very curious to know!

I named her Glocienne. (Gloss-see-en) it sort of just came to me. She named herself I guess.
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I named her Glocienne. (Gloss-see-en) it sort of just came to me. She named herself I guess.

You know, I think I like that... Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2014 09:20:06 AM »


I named her Glocienne. (Gloss-see-en) it sort of just came to me. She named herself I guess.

You know, I think I like that... Smiley

I concur.  It suits her fine Grin
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YAY! I'm glad you guys like the name. XD
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