I have always wanted to be a doll artist. You may notice that all my characters have a doll like impression. You see, I take inspiration from those pretty dolls for my illustrations.
In these few years, I have been involved in other projects for many reasons and could not focus on doll making. Fortunately, I could now head myself in the right direction of becoming a doll artist. So I am broadening my horizons into doll making from my original base of digital art and mixed media.
I am yet to learn about sculpting techniques, but I managed to get a sculpture with the help of a friend.
It's from Mandalay. You might have heard of its name from a poem like 'Road to Mandalay' or the Mandalay Bay Hotel in the USA. The place I am talking about is the origin. It was an imperial capital before Myanmar falls under colonial rule. It still has a thriving art scene. And I am grateful to receive this wooden sculpture from a friend ( a puppeteer who has his own theater) based in Mandalay.
Teak is the best hardwood and Burma Teak is arguably the best. And I am lucky to get my sculpture made with teak. Myanmar (Burma) still has some ample supply of teak so I have been fortunate.
It's height is 4.5 inches and width is 2.5 inches. I did the painting on the sculpture and I am quite pleased with the final look ;) I can now look forward to future doll faces and am really excited. For my own dolls, instead of teak or hardwood, I intend to work on polymer clay and/or air dry clay.
Hmm, I have turned 26 today on February 12. :D My hubby and I managed to travel to a town called Twantay which is famous for its ceramics and clay products. The clay that's produced in Twaytay is for pots and vases so I think they might not be directly used in my future dolls.
On my birthday I reflected on many good things I have received so far. I am pleased with the artworks I have created so far, having a kind hubby and supportive friends such as yourself.
With these positive energy, I look forward to future adventures and challenges.