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Making OOAK Doll Head Face with Sculpted Eyes – Part 1

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ПЕРЕВОД НА РУССКИЙ
COVERS:
A. TOOLS AND MATERIALS
B. SKULL
C. FACE MAP

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A. TOOLS AND MATERIALS
First, get ready. Collect everything in front of you on the table.
proportions image
brass square tubing 1/8″ and 3/32″
thin wire steel 24 ga
wire cutters
polymer clay
mini calipers
ruler
mini palette knife
X-Acto knife
ball-point stylus tools set
old “That’s the One” tool (original, in dark acacia wood, but more expensive, needs conditioning with oil – remove some of the dark wood stain so that it does not leave dark marks on clay) OR
new “That’s the One” tool (light wood, will not stain clay (!), even smaller (!), less expensive (!), but needs smoothing and fine tuning with a manicure file)
– fine point dental rubber tool
flat smoothing brush/brushes

Now go change into white or light-colored shirt, WASH YOUR HANDS – scrub with a sponge the palms of your hands, the fingertips and fingernails. You will be glad you did. The clay takes from your hands all dirt, oil and dead skins cells and becomes dirty while you sculpt. Use a simple hand lotion for the back of your hands, if you have to (I, for example, feel dry and uncomfortable without my Nivea Soft on my hands) but make sure you wipe the lotion carefully from the palms and the fingertips.

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B. SKULL

First, I am going to make a baked “skull”. It will support the clay while I am making the face and keep me from straying away from my proportions, so that I don’t end up with the head too big or too small.

Cut a piece of 1/8″ tubing.

This time I am using square tubes – they have an added advantage – they do not rotate.

I find it helpful to sculpt the head separately from the rest of the body (the head “module”). The head module goes on another tube (1/8″ fits telescopically with 3/32″), so that I have a handle while I sculpt. The head module goes on the neck part of the armature after the head is sculpted and baked.
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Wrap the tube with thin (24 ga) wire so that clay has something to hold on to and does not slide off.
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Make a clay ball.
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Take calipers or a divider or a double needle compass and a ruler. Human body is about 7.5 heads tall. My doll is 27 cm tall (1/6 scale), her head is 3.6 cm. The width of the head is about 2/3 of the height of the head (2.4 cm). Shape the head. The back of the head is slightly wider than the front.
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Take a flat knife or a needle. Make a vertical line in the front of the head.
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Make a horizontal line in the middle of the front. Front. Side.
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Divide the lower part in half and make a 45 degrees cut.
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Cut off the back of the head. I am making something like this (roughly).
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Shape a chin. Cut off the front layer of clay. After the skull is baked, I am going to replace it with raw clay and make the face.
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Smooth it out.
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Make holes for ear canals.
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Bake.
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C. FACE MAP

The “skull” is baked.
Put a “pancake” of clay on the front.
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Seam the clay to the head and smooth it out to prepare for sculpting.
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Now I am going to make a face map. I will show the lines on the picture of this beautiful woman, and then on clay. Make a vertical line on the front (divide in half). Make vertical lines on the sides (divide in half).
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Double-check the height of the head. Divide the total height of the head in half – eye line. Mark the eye line… … all the way to the ears.
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Measure the width of an eye. I am going to use this “1 eye” measurement to build the map. “1 eye” measurement marks the width between inner corners of the eyes.
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“1 eye” for each eye, obviously. “1 eye” from the outer corner of the eye to the hairline on the temple (approximately).
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Now vertically:
“1 eye” between eyebrow line and the septum (approximately).
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“1 eye” to the bottom of the columella (bottom of the nose). I just looked this word up.
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“1 eye” to the dimple under the lower lip. Two of the “1 eye” measurements to the top hairline – no picture, I forgot to take it.
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Take ball stylus tools in different sizes. Draw the eyes, the nose and the mouth (which is ABOVE your chin dimple mark, NOT ON IT). Draw the hairline, too.
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The face map is done. Additional proportions reference for considering while you are completing the face map. Note the left image: 3 equal parts of the face.
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Continues on Part 2

One comment on “Making OOAK Doll Head Face with Sculpted Eyes – Part 1

  1. […] from Part 1 COVERS: D. ROUGH SHAPE ************************************************************************** […]

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