Saturday, June 13, 2009

BJD's and more

I'm working on a couple of different things. I love Ball Jointed Dolls (bjd's) but they are so pricey that I only have one, and its a bobobi sprite, (only $150). I would rather make my own.  
Here's a look at a face up I did on a cheap plastic head just for practice and a leg that I worked on. I use dowels and wooden balls, sometimes I use styrofoam and wire, They are then placed in my doll cemetery where they serve as anatomical studies or reference.  I figure one day I will make a complete one but for now just spare parts.  
I used white sculpey for this demo leg and acrylic paint and pastels for the face up.
BYE for now!


Sue said...

I love bjds! Have never attempted one and love to see wips of those artists that do!

Rosanna Pereyra said...

Hi Sue,
You should try one sometime, its easier than you think. If you mess up a limb, you just redo that one piece, not the whole doll. The stringing is the difficult part for me.


Joanna Thomas said...

I love BJD's too! Your faceup is wonderful! I would love to see you make one!
I have a Narsha which is not a very expensive one but I love her... I tried to make one a couple of different times but the whole process confuses me... LOL

Rosanna Pereyra said...

Thanks Joanna,
I crave a souldoll, they are so pretty. I would love to have a few days straight to work on one but thats not gonna happen any time soon. One day I will make a whole one, but until then if there is anything I can help you with just ask. I know how confusing the process can be.


Debra said...

I love the Super Dolfie's but the $$ makes it a dream, not soon to become reality. I do own a couple Pullip dolls though. I have watched several YouTube vid's where they re-work them into different dolls. That and the Blythe dolls. Maybe one day I will try a BJD they are too cool. You did a great face up, by the way! I am sure "when" you do your BJD it will be fabulous.

Rosanna Pereyra said...

Thanks Debra,
Have you checked out the Bobobi Sprite or Elf they are around $150, that's the one I have. It's a great beginner and it gives you a hands on idea of how to make one and put it together.