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:D Hi i'm Valentina. I'm Nigerian. I enjoy drawing, sculpting and just crafting in general. This is basically where i post my creative process along with everything i find interesting. Thanks for visiting.

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Posts tagged sculpting

Aug 13
Picked up this sculpt yesterday and realized I absolutely hate its thighs. So I ended up cutting a good amount of its lower extremities off and re built bits. I think it looks better now. Completely different joint system. She isn’t as flexible as she originally was but then again I feel like it isn’t as choppy so I’m not complaining.

I’ve also come to accept that if I want double jointed knees that work I have to be willing to accept that when bent it might be a bit boxy. I know how to sculpt knees that don’t look as sharp bent but just aren’t very functional when she stands. They seem to buckle because of her weight she isn’t even that heavy so it really doesn’t make sense. I’ll keep experimenting though.

#ladoll #airdry #clay #sculpting #artistdoll #designertoy #bjd #balljointeddoll

Picked up this sculpt yesterday and realized I absolutely hate its thighs. So I ended up cutting a good amount of its lower extremities off and re built bits. I think it looks better now. Completely different joint system. She isn’t as flexible as she originally was but then again I feel like it isn’t as choppy so I’m not complaining.

I’ve also come to accept that if I want double jointed knees that work I have to be willing to accept that when bent it might be a bit boxy. I know how to sculpt knees that don’t look as sharp bent but just aren’t very functional when she stands. They seem to buckle because of her weight she isn’t even that heavy so it really doesn’t make sense. I’ll keep experimenting though.

#ladoll #airdry #clay #sculpting #artistdoll #designertoy #bjd #balljointeddoll


Aug 9
Tonight I carved, built up, shaved, and sanded this little one. Also worked on her shoulders, hand’s, feet and head. Its coming along.g nicely I think. I really like her body :) #ladoll #airdry #clay #bjd #balljointeddoll #sculpt #sculpting

Tonight I carved, built up, shaved, and sanded this little one. Also worked on her shoulders, hand’s, feet and head. Its coming along.g nicely I think. I really like her body :) #ladoll #airdry #clay #bjd #balljointeddoll #sculpt #sculpting


She stands!!! Though her legs still look funky as heck. Lol and now I’m tired. #Goodnight #ormorning

#ladoll #airdry #clay #sculpt #sculpting #bjd #balljointeddoll

She stands!!! Though her legs still look funky as heck. Lol and now I’m tired. #Goodnight #ormorning

#ladoll #airdry #clay #sculpt #sculpting #bjd #balljointeddoll


Aug 6
So spent some time on this tonight. Again I was mostly carving away at parts that didn’t quite look right. Soooo rough at the moment but once I sand it things will improve. Lol she poses pretty well so I’m happy with the direction of this sculpt.

#ladoll #airdry #clay #sculpt #sculpting #bjd #art #doll #fashiondoll #carving #teststringing #inprogress #WIP

So spent some time on this tonight. Again I was mostly carving away at parts that didn’t quite look right. Soooo rough at the moment but once I sand it things will improve. Lol she poses pretty well so I’m happy with the direction of this sculpt.

#ladoll #airdry #clay #sculpt #sculpting #bjd #art #doll #fashiondoll #carving #teststringing #inprogress #WIP


So in love with this dolls silhouette. Some lines are still a bit too sharp for me but hopefully when I sand it things will soften up a bit. I think the upper arm might be too long. Its an easy fix though.  Almost done balancing her but I still wont be able to tell untill I test string her with feet.

I haven’t given up on double jointed knees but rather than just stay stuck I decided to sculpt single jointed knees and keep moving forward till I figure something out. Still looks nice either way :D.

#ladoll #airdry #clay #sculpt #sculpting #bjd #balljointeddoll #artdoll #art

So in love with this dolls silhouette. Some lines are still a bit too sharp for me but hopefully when I sand it things will soften up a bit. I think the upper arm might be too long. Its an easy fix though. Almost done balancing her but I still wont be able to tell untill I test string her with feet.

I haven’t given up on double jointed knees but rather than just stay stuck I decided to sculpt single jointed knees and keep moving forward till I figure something out. Still looks nice either way :D.

#ladoll #airdry #clay #sculpt #sculpting #bjd #balljointeddoll #artdoll #art


Jul 30
Started this body sculpt a few days ago. It needs A LOT of love from a sand paper and more carving but I like where its going so far.

Trying to come up with some nice double jointed knees that wont break up its overall silhouette and make the doll look too choppy.  Going to finish up its arms before I tackle the knees though. 
#ladoll #airdry #clay #bjd #balljointeddoll #artdoll #designertoy #art #sculpting #1/6thscale

Started this body sculpt a few days ago. It needs A LOT of love from a sand paper and more carving but I like where its going so far.

Trying to come up with some nice double jointed knees that wont break up its overall silhouette and make the doll look too choppy. Going to finish up its arms before I tackle the knees though.
#ladoll #airdry #clay #bjd #balljointeddoll #artdoll #designertoy #art #sculpting #1/6thscale


Mar 27
oh this is what became of the hands and feet in my previous post. Now i just need to fashion a body or some sort of character for them :D maybe and art doll? Don’t know yet.
LOL gosh the people upstairs are noisy. 

oh this is what became of the hands and feet in my previous post. Now i just need to fashion a body or some sort of character for them :D maybe and art doll? Don’t know yet.

LOL gosh the people upstairs are noisy. 


5:09am… … I should be asleep. lol i’m starting to feel like i should start every other entry with that statement. Anyway just spent the last hour and some change watching Frozen and sculpting those tiny hands and feet with the last little bit of old super sculpey i have left. Thinking about my problems and just burying myself in work to help me forget. :D I love sculpting these things its kinda like solving a puzzle. Working out the joints and such. I’ve conducted so many experiments that these days i don’t really even have to sketch anymore i just think about the type of joint i want, sculpt it and drill my channels knowing that YES THIS PART WILL WORK. The only issues is making  a working part that’s also aesthetically pleasing and casting perfect bits in resin… that’s the hard part. I’ll figure it out one day though.
I feel like i’m rambling… Anyways goodnight lol or rather, good morning.

5:09am… … I should be asleep. lol i’m starting to feel like i should start every other entry with that statement. Anyway just spent the last hour and some change watching Frozen and sculpting those tiny hands and feet with the last little bit of old super sculpey i have left. Thinking about my problems and just burying myself in work to help me forget. :D I love sculpting these things its kinda like solving a puzzle. Working out the joints and such. I’ve conducted so many experiments that these days i don’t really even have to sketch anymore i just think about the type of joint i want, sculpt it and drill my channels knowing that YES THIS PART WILL WORK. The only issues is making  a working part that’s also aesthetically pleasing and casting perfect bits in resin… that’s the hard part. I’ll figure it out one day though.

I feel like i’m rambling… Anyways goodnight lol or rather, good morning.


Nov 16

LOL spent more time playing with this and taking pictures than actually carving and sculpting anything. I think its coming along nicely though. Still needs a lot of work but i like where this is going.


Oct 23
So my beloved crappy little camera broke :( after  years of abuse lol. Now i have just my phone so sorry if this picture is a bit blurry.
Used my dremmel to create the eye sockets today :D and i must say i really like how they turned out not sure what eye sizes can fit in there though. Probably 6-8mm eyes. Still needs quite a bit of sanding and tweaking on the insides of the head cap but nothing broke off so i’m really happy. Not that i cant fix it if something did break off… its just a pain. I think from now on i’m just going to sculpt the eyes this way. In retrospect it isn’t really a short cut but i just like how clean the sockets looks this way. 

So my beloved crappy little camera broke :( after  years of abuse lol. Now i have just my phone so sorry if this picture is a bit blurry.

Used my dremmel to create the eye sockets today :D and i must say i really like how they turned out not sure what eye sizes can fit in there though. Probably 6-8mm eyes. Still needs quite a bit of sanding and tweaking on the insides of the head cap but nothing broke off so i’m really happy. Not that i cant fix it if something did break off… its just a pain. I think from now on i’m just going to sculpt the eyes this way. In retrospect it isn’t really a short cut but i just like how clean the sockets looks this way. 


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