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BJD: Step 1 by shmekldorf BJD: Step 1 by shmekldorf
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I am my first BJD and I am so excited! She is going to be my OC Oki. She will hopefully end up being 12 inches tall and super adorable. I'm planning on following this tutorial very closely. I'll keep posting pics of my progress. I was planning on getting ALL of the suplies I need today, but the art store I went to only had the finishing spray paint! Such a disappointment, but I did get a free paint brush.
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CJM99 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
I had a go at making a BJD and ended up using this site for help : [link]
as I too was making out of clay rather than casting in resin I used straws to create the hollows in the arms, and used foil for larger areas like head and body - as I left openings I could rip it out with pliers after it was baked hard. hope this helps you or anyone else trying to work out a way to keep clay BJDs hollow :)
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shmekldorf Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the advice and the resource! I had trouble finding something sturdy but thin for the core of the arms, but I eventually settled with some pencils. The clay I am using air drys so I can just slip it right off when its dry.
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CJM99 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
I had a play with air dry, but I'm not fast enough lol.
maybe another time. I'll be keeping an eye out to see how your project goes :)
experimenting is fun :)
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shmekldorf Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how fast it drys actually XD I still need to get some elastic. Everything in the stores is too thick XC
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CaveCritter Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh, i'm excited! 0:
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shmekldorf Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Me too!
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stosphia Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Student General Artist
Good luck. Twelve inch mature figures are tough! Lots of fine details.
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shmekldorf Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gosh I started carving the foam and you are right! Both arms snapped in half before I finished, but I will prevail!
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stosphia Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Student General Artist
Foam? For the armature? I use masking tape and news paper and cardboard to make figures that I want to keep copies of, and I just sculpt in solid plasticine BJDs that I'm going to cast in resin or porcelain.
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shmekldorf Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, I'm not actually doing a resin casting so I guess it's not a true BJD but it works for me. I don't know how to cast such complicated pieces! Plus I'm only doing one or two dolls, so I don't need molds.
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