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 Post subject: Re: Velour Vixens Dragoness Doll Commission
PostPosted: Sun Oct 06, 2013 11:08 am 
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Kaiya wrote:
OMG, that's so cool!

Thanks Kaiya :mrgreen:
ChikkinNoodul wrote:
I wonder whether I'll ever learn to sew like that. This is absolutely fucking awesome.

mad-scientist-edward wrote:
I have to admit, coyote, you are one of the big reasons I decided to come here! I'm absolutely enamoured by your skilled craftsmanship! I'm a bit of a tinkerer with dolls and pushes, and if you don't mind my asking, how did you start with this? Do you have a definitive first project, or idea that brought you to this?

Thanks ChikkinNoodul & mad-scientist-edward.
I feel there are several key points / skills that I needed to bring together to do this work as well as several artists influencing me.

I haven't been sewing for very long. My mother gave me a lesson sewing a stuffed dog before going into the 8th grade.
She said "I've shown you how to cook and clean and now how to sew, but I can't teach you the things you'll learn in a shop class."

I've been doing woodworking for years working first in cabinet shops and later as a stringed instrument repair tech and building my own guitars and basses.
As an artist I've always had a aptitude for sculpture.

I started sewing again after I inherited my mothers sewing machine in 2007, a Bernina matic 810 made in the 1980s
Nothing fancy but nice and solid.

My first experiments in doll making was using some modified patterns for the outer skin of the "Woven Woman" http://www.longago.com/MA.html
I was trying to sew the legs on to the torso with the machine.
Hated it.
That's when I found Dollmakers Journey. http://dollmakersjourney.com/index.html
I bought two patterns from them. These combined a lot of different techniques btw the 2.
One showed how to make Sculpie eyes and inset with eyelids over them.

Both used the hidden ladder stitch to attach simple pieces to each other to create more complex shapes.
This was the most powerful thing I learned.
Learning this technique takes some practice but is well worth the effort.
I recommend practicing on small scale test projects with with cheap fabric until you feel confident with you're skill.
I did five 4' partial dolls in polar fleece just focusing on sewing the breasts and hips.

Next important skill is pattern making. As I was practicing on those 5, I would alter my patterns slightly to see how it would affect the final shape.
Be willing to screw stuff up. If you can't make you're own patterns you'll never have complete control of you're work.

Skeletal design is also important. Everyone has their own ideas, but I have found that in making soft joints, potential for breakage greatly reduces.

I also have 400 hrs of clinical musculoskeletal anatomy, And work with live human bodies on a regular basis.

As far as inspiration, looking at Lisa Lichtenfels work, made me believe that anything is possible with fabric based sculpture. http://lisalichtenfels.net/index.html

I started reading Heavy Metal magazine in the early 80's as well as other comics and comix.
Some of my favorite artists and influences are:
Vaughn Bode'
Check out his interview here: http://www.markbode.com/site/vaughnbodetwo.html :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:
Frank Frazetta: http://frankfrazetta.net
Richard Corbin: http://www.corbenstudios.com
Sam Keith: http://samkieth.blogspot.com
LeRoy Neiman: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Femlin
Ron Embleton: http://www.comicartfans.com/galleryroom.asp?gsub=19544

Finally, try to look at as many different approaches to doll making as possible.
Not just here at TDF, but any doll making info helps shape you're idea of what is possible.

Hope this helps. I'll look forward to seeing your work.

Peace,
Coyote9



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 Post subject: Re: Velour Vixens Dragoness Doll Commission
PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 1:59 pm 
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Well I seem to have been in some kind of silicon hell these last couple of weeks, but I feel like back on track now. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
After casting a mix that I have used many times before, this last batch came out really firm.
After talking with the distributor's tech, who kept talking about the Ecoflex line, but I didn't realize they had a gel.
I found this stuff hidden on their site be accidentally taking a breadcrumb back a layer to a page that appears to be redundant except for this gel product.

I'll be continuing with Ecoflex gel 000-35.
I've mixed and am ready to pour.
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Casting in 10" paper plates will help give me thin layers to wrap around the existing breasts.
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Doing two casts nets me 8 disks.
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Pink polar fleece is laid out with 1 layer of silicon.
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Then stacking cut pieces of silicon, to give more mass towards the bottom.
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 Post subject: Re: Velour Vixens Dragoness Doll Commission
PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 2:04 pm 
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If you didn't live so far away, I'd commissioned an plush gorilla. I found one, but it's to expensive.



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 Post subject: Re: Velour Vixens Dragoness Doll Commission
PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 3:37 pm 
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Then layering some silicon for the back bottom of the breast.
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I'll fold the polar fleece over and stitch the top edge and trim
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Then I'll sew the top and bottom together and trim.
The implant can now be turned out.
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Both came out around 1# 3.8 oz.
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Doing a little test fit over the breast and in the breast skin.
I'm filling the remainder of the space with a little premium polyfil.
Unfortunately I'm a little low.
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I'll pick up some more poly fil up tonight, and see if I can't get this done tomorrow.

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 Post subject: Re: Velour Vixens Dragoness Doll Commission
PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 8:06 am 
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Mistress Angela wrote:
If you didn't live so far away, I'd commissioned an plush gorilla. I found one, but it's to expensive.

I could make it purple, with a little voice box that says "grape ape"
And everyone will say "look... It's a gorillalalalalalala"
:razz:

I'll continue by sewing the breast implants to the overlay.
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Then pulling the top skin over the implants.
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After sewing the breasts down, finishing the remaining edges, and giving the neckline a "V".
I'll do a test fit on Caramel...
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And on Penellope.
Unfortunately the inner liner has become a little too tight for the original breasts to slide into.
I'll let the liner out and stitch in some more fabric to correct.
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I'll see if I can't get the liner corrected and the nipples done today.

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 Post subject: Re: Velour Vixens Dragoness Doll Commission
PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:22 am 
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I've had some trouble with the fit of this "breast vest".
It should be able to slide over the original breast with little problem, instead of sitting on top of it.
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I'll start by removing the inner and outer breasts from the back and under breast straps.
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Then making new inner and outer breasts with a little more width at their attachment point.
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These layers are sewn together with the back straps in place.
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I'll finish by sewing the breasts to the under breast strap and sewing on the nipples next.

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 Post subject: Re: Velour Vixens Dragoness Doll Commission
PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 11:32 am 
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Still working on these? Been so long since last post on this board.

I miss reading and seeing your work, great stuff.



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 Post subject: Re: Velour Vixens Dragoness Doll Commission
PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:20 pm 
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_Numbers wrote:
Still working on these? Been so long since last post on this board.

I miss reading and seeing your work, great stuff.


Sorry - I was meaning to show her off - just been busy! :P

Here's a gallery!
http://imgur.com/a/4m6JV


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 Post subject: Re: Velour Vixens Dragoness Doll Commission
PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:55 pm 
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The "breast vest" looks great, it blends in so well.

Thanks for showing her off. =)



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 Post subject: Re: Velour Vixens Dragoness Doll Commission
PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:07 pm 
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I enjoyed seeing the build of the dragoness, would like to have one for myself


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