I'm just going to copy and paste this from my gallery journal, sorry
(Sounded a bit like Prof Farnsworth there...)
I've released my old tutorial, Armature to Art Doll.
It's been up on the website Doll Makers Dream for the past couple of years to encourage people to do their own research (easy to find if you googled 'art doll tutorial') but I see no harm in taking it out of storage.
I'd like to point out (as I have in the first part) that it is dated. I don't personally make dolls like this anymore. In fact, amongst other things, I completely scrapped wire armatures recently in favour of plastic ball-and-socket armatures. However it serves a perfect purpose of getting you started in the basics of doll making
One thing I would add is that I haven't made armatures for the feet in a long, long time. When I used wire I twisted a little loop in the end with pliers to stop the fimo from spinning or the wire from coming out. Also copper can discolour fimo over time.
Another thing I would like to mention is that if you make a doll with the tutorial I would LOVE to see it! You can submit it to the open folder at
named "First Dolls"!
So one and all.. Enjoy!In group news,
there is a new folder for your first doll. Submissions are automatically approved! You do not have to be a member to submit.
There is also a new folder for tutorial submissions! If you have a doll making or doll related tutorial to share please submit it there. It can be specifically for making art dolls, or it could be sewing tips, or it could be a pattern, or how to dye fur... Anything you think is relevant. A reminder of the rules
Only one rule, please don't submit more than one deviation of an art doll. One image in the gallery is enough to draw attention.