How to Sculpt a Ball Jointed Doll Character with Paper Clay
with Noemi Smith
- 10+ Video lessons in HD
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- 30-day access to instructor
- Over 10 hours of in-depth instructions
- Lifetime access, anywhere, anytime
- Available on desktop, mobile and tablet
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What you will learn:
About the instructor
Materials needed and tools
The concept of a character
- Drawing the design
- Making foil core for everything (start with legs).
- Adding clay (limbs first) and bake
- Make the head
- Making the torso
- Finishing arms and legs
- Finishing modelling the head (ears, etc)
- How to make balls and molds.
- Head: cutting open take foil out.
- Adding principal balls (shoulder and thigh)
- Mark and cut torso.
- Add ball to torso, make it fit.
Mark and cut limbs
Add balls to arms, make it fit.
Trying on Arms
Add balls to legs and fit
- Finishing the head with magnets
- Fitting for a professional looking doll
- Making hooks
- Assembling the whole doll
- Tips for a perfect ball jointed doll
- Perfecting joints
- Painting a bjd
- Making Removable Horns
About the course
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Curious Mondo: Making a Ball Jointed Doll Character
Basic / Intermediate / Advanced
Sculptors, art dolls artists, anyone who loves sculpting or want to start a new hobby or career.
Learn how to sculpt ball jointed doll character.
About the instructor
I am a student and a lover of the Arts since I was a little girl. I started my art career by drawing and painting just as a hobby. I was a student of Technical design and worked for several years doing ACAD Computer Technical Drawings in my country Peru. I never had the opportunity to show my Artistic skills, until I came to live in the United States in 2005. That is when I started making figurines in Cold Porcelain and also when I found Polymer Clay. I was so amazed with the art of doll making. I fell in love with! I started making figurines in Cold Porcelain; a type of clay used for modeling in South America. As for my language, it was easier for me to learn from what I found online, even how to make my own clay (because this clay isn’t for sale in the USA). Later on... well I learned English of course! That is when I found out about Polymer Clay, I was so amazed with the Art of Doll making... I fell in love with it! I started researching about it, learning from videos online, collecting information from here and there. I became a self-taught Artist. My inspiration is the female figure as well as children and animals. I started sharing my knowledge with new beginners, especially my Hispanic fellows, in this wonderful world of Doll making.
Nowadays started making something more than dolls as was captivated with fantasy characters and creatures, and still constantly strive to improve my skills. I'm able to work in different mediums such as clay, polymer clay, fabrics, yarn, wool, anything that can get my hands on!