I have made my first Izannah Walker doll. I have researched and looked at pics etc. The orginal doll had a molded face, where cotten and cloth were pressed into a mold with glue and then the faces were painted etc. I drafted my pattern to be something like an Izannah, since I have never seen one in person to know the measurements or anything. So I am guessing at the size head and did the body accordingly. If anybody has an orginal Izannah please email me if you would like to give me some stats.
I made a rag doll body like the ones I saw on the web. I gave the knee and calves a little shape and extend her booty a bit lol. Then I covered her entire head and chest with air dry clay and molded her face the best I could, since I am new at this. I should have looked at a pic but oh well, this is only the first one.
I will gesso her head and breast plate and paint her in acrylics, make her clothes and post another pic of her when I finish. I still have to do her thumbs, they are seperate and added after the hand is complete. I noticed when I posted the pics that one of her legs was sewed accross a bit higher. I have fixed it lol.
It took me all day saturday to make the patterns but once finished, I made the doll right away and did the sculpting today. It was fun.