How To Make A Fantasy Fox Posable Art Doll

with Jenny Roemmich

Join us for this fun, fast pace course as we go step by step through the process of making a fully posable Fantasy Fox, Art Doll. You’ll see how to sculpt the head, and paws of our fox in polymer clay. We’ll cover how to make, attach, weight and pad the dolls unique posable armature. Finishing it all off with pizazz and character through coloring faux fur, pelt patterning and sewing your doll.

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Placing the Sockets for Look Alike Puppets with Barry Gordemer

“There. So I’ve got an iPad pattern here, and I think this is going to be too big for George’s eyes, but I think it’s going to be perfect for doing the eye sockets, which should be a little bigger than the eye. There’s the center line. It looks like a man for back. When yeah. Yeah. A creepy, creepy Sheriff that here and there. But again, here, I’m really trying to keep that narrow, Clooney head and I was worded and I put it up here and then the top of the head would start to get a little bulbous compared it probably would have been okay in retrospect looking at it now, but I thought, ah, let me go ahead and trim it and see where that happens. So we’ve got the eyes in there. They’re roughly straight enough. And so I’m going to mark a line about halfway through there, and then we’re going to poke through here with our scissors and snip the front half of the foam all the way through that’s where the big sitters kind of help it’s back there.”

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Creating the Lips for a Look Alike Puppet with Barry Gordemer

“And we’re just going to do a little piece, right about in the front there. This is a quarter-inch cable cord. And it doesn’t really matter if it’s nylon or something like that. It tends to really frame the stuff around the edges once you cut it. So I go in there with a little bit of hot glue and stop the firing and I get my fingers in a little water to avoid the pain. And then we can just go roll that around. Nice and neatly there. So a lip that will go right about there. That’s a little big, I think I’ll just get to take a little off the side there. It doesn’t need to be very big. So I, use rope for creating thing, little accents, like lips and, wrinkles. If I want to do it like a wrinkly forehead on something rope works really great for that.”

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Placing the Cheeks on a Look Alike Puppet With Barry Gordemer

“So what’s going to happen here is this foam piece is going to go in inside the puppet there, and then the fingers will go underneath there. And so that’ll do it. And then this piece of foam core is going to go on the top because just my fingers in there, it’s going to cause that foam to push up and the foam core will give it just a little bit of rigidness sort of grips. But remember now I shortened the edges. We shorten those inside edges, to make this face a little more narrow. So I think I just want to shave a little off that inside back edge. So we keep those proportions nice and tight. Take taken off about a quarter. Won’t seem like much, but a quarter of an inch, five millimeters, add them together and it adds up to a half, an inch, 10 millimeters. Then you are talking about a significant noticeable change in the, in the features of the face.”

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Tracing Features to Create Look Alike Puppets with Barry Gordemer

“So one of the first things that you can do, and again, this is something you can clearly do with tracing paper is just trace his features and this is both valuable and completely not helpful at the same time. And we’re going to show you what’s good and bad. So what I’m going to do is, trace over his features. And what you’re going to see in the tracing process is that the features that make up our face really aren’t the features that make up who we are. We are somehow more than the sum of our facial features. ”

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