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I'm just going to copy and paste this from my gallery journal, sorry ^^;

Hello everyone
Exciting news!
(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 :aww:

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 :iconposableartdolls: named "First Dolls"!

So one and all.. Enjoy!

Armature to Art Doll Part 1 by MagwenoArmature to Art Doll Part 2 by Magweno

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. :)
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FearFurr Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013   General Artist
Thank you for this sooo much! I've been really interested in making these but no matter how much I googled and researched I couldn't find anything on posable art dolls. Thank you!!
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Lace-and-Metal Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Glad to see that familiar image back on DA. (though, I'd had it book marked from the other website before I even saw it on DA). This is such a lovely starting point, and is helping to guide me along my first doll. I'm really looking forward to gathering some ball-and-socket joints for future dolls, once I get the basic process figured out. Cheers! :)
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