Posts tagged Doll making
Sculpting a BJD from air-dry clay: first steps

’m sculpting my second ball-jointed doll and I’ve decided to document all the process! A few years ago when I was just trying to understand how ball-jointed dolls actually work, there was almost no information about the topic. Now, people are sharing a little bit more on Instagram or Facebook groups, but it still is a very mysterious form of art. And if you want to try and sculpt a doll yourself, you’re kinda left on your own. With these posts, I hope to shed a little bit of light on the process and maybe inspire you to sculpt your own BJD!

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What do you need to create a BJD prototype?

Looking at those ball-jointed porcelain beauties, a lot of people ask themselves how one can create something like that? Fully posable and moving doll made completely by hand! Mind blowing isn't it? So lets rewind a little bit and take a look into the very first step of creating porcelain ball-jointed doll – the prototype and what do you need to make one!

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How to create a porcelain ball-jointed doll?

Creating a porcelain ball-jointed doll (BJD) was a dream of mine for ages! But I was so overwhelmed with the process that I couldn't do it. After a few years of doll making, practising sculpting, learning about anatomy and mastering my skills I've finally had enough courage at least to try! Today I'm not going to walk you through each step of making a BJD, but I'll show you what it takes to create a porcelain ball-jointed doll.

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