Portrait of a BJD

Portrait of a BJD
Rag Doll (C) 2011

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Annual Halloween Sale in my Etsy Store

Save 10% now through October 31st.  Use coupon code ALLHALLOW10 at check out.  You must spend at least $10.
  Many new products have been added to my store check out my stock of M Graham Acrylics and Watercolors.  Turtle Child Studio on Etsy

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Resin Prototype is finished and heading to the factory, and announcing NEW projects!

Hello everyone!  I am so sorry it has been MONTHS since I have posted!  I will not be so neglectful from now on I promise!  I have just been so hard at work on my prototype for RESIN production!  My first!  Here is a few preview shots of her unpainted...she is actually two dolls...Monday and Tuesday, they are very goth twins (and have a famous older sister).  They were loosely inspired by the illustrative work of my good friend Mab Graves (with her approval of course).  She did a wonderful illustration of them which I then just had to translate into dolls!

I will post more pictures of my twins in other posts but just had to share some quick snap shots!  There are two dolls, as I said, so there are two face plates.  The one pictured here is Tuesday.  I will post pics of Monday as well, later on.  I don't want to spill all the beans right away. It is exciting!  Not long now and they will be winging their way off to the factory for production!   It will be a few months before the finished results are back and I can reveal some final looks.  Whaat you are viewing in these shots is just a hand poured resin PROTOTYPE that I made here in my studio.  While I wait for the return of my beloved twins, I will post some concept drawings and some costume designs.  That way you will get a feel for the final product! 

I am really excited about two new projects I have in my sketchbook that as I have been working on this prototype for the last year plus, have been dying to get out of my head and into form!  The first is a series called " MAD WORLD".  This is an Alice in Wonnderland series of dolls that I have had in my mind forever.  She will not be your usual Alice, but a dark and brooding Alice with "issues".  I am still not sure if I will be making these dolls in porcelain or hand cast resin (in my studio).  And yes, these WILL be ball-jointed dolls!

The next project I am excited about is " MUFFY AND MISS S"... Who are Muffy and Miss S, you ask?  It is Little Miss Muffet and her spider friend of course!  No details on this set...lets just say, I think you are in for a surprise!  Again, not sure of the medium, or whether these will be available as one of a kinds or a small edition series.  Still debating these details.  Well, anyway...that catches you up on news from my studio.  I will post some more pictures of "Monday and Tuesday" in the next few weeks   Until then!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

New project in the works! My first RESIN BJD!

Picture shown here is my new BJD (work in progress), soon to be available for purchase in RESIN.  She is shown in her original polymer sculpted form with a face-plate in wax (which is why it is brown).  This is just a quick glimpse as I work on her this week.  She is approximately 14 inches high has 20 points of articulation!  She is extremely pose-able!  She will be available in the coming months for purchase in a limited edition!  Stay tuned for more WIP pics and news about her! :)

Friday, January 31, 2014

Save 15% in my Etsy Store...through Monday Febuary 3!

***SALE***Save 15% when you spend $20 or more in my Etsy store! This sale includes all items...tutorials, tools, art supplies, etc!! Today Thursday, January 30~Monday February 3! Use coupon code WINTER15 at check out!  Happy New Year to all....continuing customers as well as new customers!  Let's make this the best CREATIVE Year yet!!

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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year! Sale save 15%!

Happy New Year to all!  I hope this year will be especially creative, joyful and prosperous for you!  I have many new items coming this year.  I am in the process now of finishing my first BJD for RESIN production!  I am very excited about this doll and can not wait to share her design with you.  This doll will be available for pre-sale in the spring!  I am also making a prototype for porcelain BJDs.  These dolls will be sold in limited editions and also one-of-a-kinds in porcelain.  As a thank you to all my customers past, present and future I would like to extend savings of 15% on all items in my Esty store.  Please use coupon code NEWYEAR15 at check out.  Thank you for your continued patronage and support!

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Friday, November 29, 2013

New Sculpting Tutorial from Turtle Child Studio!

New Tutorial available in my Etsy store. "Sculpting Feminine Hands" It is available now for PRE-ORDER and will be shipping in time for Christmas! Check out my store-wide Etsy Sale and save 20% storewide including on this tutorial! Sale ends Monday, December 2 at Midnight (MST-US). Use coupon code BLACK20 at check out!
Link to: "Sculpting Feminine Hands Tutorial"

Huge Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale!

Please check out my Etsy store for Huge savings and the deepest discount I have ever offered!  Save 20% on ALL items in my Etsy shop including ALL TUTORIALS!!  Use coupon code BLACK20 at check out to get the discount (Must spend at least $10 to qualify for savings).  Shop now! Turtle Child Studio