|photo taken at night and the yellow cast is from the table lamp|
My second custom in progress
Her name is Winter Raven
the vision of this doll came
as I was inspired by a dark, but beautiful
French children's book
She began as a Simply Mango Blythe
which is an RBL face mold
The 2 photos above show her after
carving and sanding was completed.
I bobbed her nose a bit more
than my first girl
but the nostril carving is
pretty similar to Snow's
The mouth is also
different than Snow's.
next come a layer of artists chalks
and a protective layer of MCS spray
|This photo was taken with OTT lamp lighting and truer in color|
I have no idea at this point, how many layers will be involved
I stopped counting
when I did my first custom, Snow.
Simply Mango has orange yellow hair
which would clearly not work for my vision
so I sent the scalp to a Blythe/Flickr friend
also known as La Dee Dolly on Flickr
She does amazingly beautiful re-roots
I told her a bit about Winter Raven
what I felt she needed
which was long dark, dark hair.
We agreed she should have raven colored
alpaca, and so the process of re-rooting began.
|raven colored alpaca re-root by Deb Howell|
When I got the scalp back, I was over-the-moon thrilled
I asked for a side part
and she even put the braids in for me.
Alpaca is extremely soft
and a bit difficult to keep tame
..so while I work on her face
her hair stays in a protective net
After a few more layers of chalk
and two carefully placed beauty marks
she is almost....almost