We had the biggest meetup ever this afternoon; five people attended: me, Lyrajean, vermont chick, goldi and Megan, a newcomer. Here are the best of the 177 photos I took:Continue reading Chittenden County Doll Club, 02/09/13: everyone’s dolls!
Lyrajean, vermont chick and I attended a meetup yesterday at the Brownell Library in Essex Junction. I brought Flower and Ginevra. Flower's stupid ear fell off in transit, so that's why you're only seeing him from his good side. :p
I took some quick pictures of Ginevra and Flower because a fellow DOA member wanted comparisons between male and female Soom Faeries. The photos are nothing special, except for the last shot of Ginevra, which captures her petulant beauty and her striking, glowy resin color.
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So Ginevra got some 8mm eyes with irises of silver glitter and white pupils. They really pop! See?
Ginevra's so beautiful. I'm really glad I didn't give her hair because I enjoy all the details of her sculpt. I love her ears!
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Today I worked on Ginevra, a Soom Spider Faery Sprite in magenta skin. First I tried gluing the magnets into her wings and back so that she could have articulated wings. One wing got stuck together at the magnets, so it couldn't pivot. When I tried to separate the magnets, the resin cup on her wing holding one of the magnets broke. There is no way to fix it unless I want a static, unpivotable wing on that side, which I don't, so I guess she's a one-winged fairy. Note to self: When gluing in magnets for future dolls' wings, let the Super Glue dry thoroughly on one part before hurriedly trying to assemble everything together.
Anyway, I then gave Ginevra a faceup. That means that I gave her brick red lips and very stylized eyebrows, and that was it. I'm not really one for detailed faceups, so good thing Ginervra didn't need one. She just wanted a little color to bring out the beauty of her headsculpt: the long eyes, the arched brows, the Roman nose, the plushy lips.
After sealing Ginevra's faceup, I dressed her in her full-set outfit minus the armwarmers and shoes. The raw edges of the black and magenta fabric, the loose layering and the mess of danglies all go well with my simple, messy faceup design.
I've had the hardest time deciding what type of hair to give Ginevra. Then, when I was taking pictures of her in her current eyeless and hairless state, it hit me: Like Sardonix and Noodge, Ginevra doesn't need hair! This solution appeals to my laziness and to my aesthetic sense. Any hair on Ginevra's head would distract from the beauty of her headsculpt, which I love for its hilariously crabby expression. So she just needs some eyes [the 6mm ones I got were too small — she needs 8mm!], and then she's done, waiting for her fairy comrade Flower, who will have two wings successfully attached.
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