Sculpting a Simple Ball-Jointed Doll


In this sculpting class, we will learn to sculpt a darling, ten inch, child-like ball-jointed doll from ProSculpt polymer clay. A BJD is a posable, interactive doll with special joints that give the doll movement. We will sculpt each piece one at a time, and also give special attention to how to sculpt a cute, young face. We will learn about ball-joints and how they work, and how to easily incorporate them into your sculpting process. We will then show you how to sand and prepare each piece, blush the doll for realism. Finally, we will string her together and show how to pose her. Ball-jointed dolls are incredibly popular. Once you understand the basics of their construction, you will be able to add ball joints easily to your sculpting projects.

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Available on Desktop, Mobile and Tablet

What You Will Learn

Class 01:

  • About Apryl
  • Materials needed and tools
  • Types of polymer clay
  • Intro to Ball Jointed Dolls
  • Pattern
  • Beads

Class 02:

  • Head Armatures
  • Sculpting the Head

Class 03:

  • Refining of the head
  • Making ears
  • Oven tips

Class 04:

  • Torso Armature

Class 05:

  • Sculpting the Torso

Class 06:

  • Making Legs
  • Making Arms

Class 07:

  • Making Joints

Class 08:

  • Sculpting hands
  • Sculpting feet

Class 09:

  • Blushing
  • Stringing
  • A little bit about business


  • Ball-Jointed Doll Pattern
  • Hair PDF
  • Hair Video. How to Create a Wig for Your Doll
  • How to Apply Hair to Any Doll PDF
  • How to Make a Simple SteamPunk Top Hat
  • Top Hat Pattern

Open Facebook Group to students of this course:
Curious Mondo: Sculpting a Simple Ball-Jointed Doll

Time table:
9 hours

Basic / Intermediate / Advanced

Target market:
Sculptors, art dolls artists, anyone who loves sculpting or want to start a new hobby or career.

Main objective:
Learn how to sculpt a simple BJD doll with polymer clay.


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