Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Commission









Happy Tuesday All...

This is a commission for a miniature Doll that we had. Chinese Empress...1:12th scale .... Hand Sculpted in Polymer Clay over complete armature. Hand painted and printed clothing. Fan hand made from shaved thin wood. All furniture hand made from wood...you can't see in picture but she also has bound feet. Her hair is a combination of hand worked Art Papers and shaped and stiffened mohair. Love these speciality commissions...makes us really do our homework...

Thanks for taking a peek...

Jodi



36 comments:

Ara said...

wow - she looks almost real! fantastic job - especially with the hair... it looks perfect :)

Judy C said...

Wow, this work is stunning. I had never realized how much research goes into your dolls. She is simply beautiful.

Jodi said...

Hi Ara...

Thanks so much...yes, we were really pleased with the hair...many times the hair can make or break a doll...whew!

Jodi

Jodi said...

Hi Judy...

Thanks so much. There is tons of research involved...but to us...that is one of the most enjoyable parts... little history lessons in each piece...

Jodi

Debbie said...

Amazing sculpt Jodi, her face is incredible.

Cate and David said...

Exquisite!

nikkinikkinikki72 said...

She's beautiful and every last little detail is out of this world.
You are both so clever.
Did you know in china the females had (maybe they still do) a secret language and they would send messages to each other on handmade fans like this one showing here. Perhaps not an Empress though.
They would sit in their groups with the older fmeales teaching the young girls and together they would sew and tell each other secrets and stories through their fans. They would send or have them hand delivered and because of the secret language the men would not know a thing.
A fascinating fact and quite a usefull tool i would imagine.
I have a book somewhere all about fan and one about chinese fans and shall have to hunt for it.
Beautiful work yet again!
Nikki x

Whittaker's Miniatures said...

So calming and tranquil a doll Jodi and Richard. Love all those incredible ageing details in the face, such a wonderful old lady. Kate and John xx

rosanna said...

You have two new fans: Matteo and his friend Nicolas. They are both in awe at the Empress. They specially noticed the hairdress, I noticed that she could be Tzu Shi in person. Amazing and wonderful

Tina von Wiesen said...

You are my heroes. When I first got interested in sculpting you were one of the first artists that I found browsing the internet.I just fell in love with your work. Your work is incredible I just love every piece you do, and all 6he details. And of course this one is amazing too!

I am so happy to have found your blog.

Tina

rosanna said...

Only one thing ( and hate me for it): she lacks the nail shields that Empresses wore. The kept their nails VERY long and they could do virtually nothing because of them. Combined with bounded feet Her Royal Highness was phisically unable of doing anything but cospiring. Will you forgive me? hugs

Sans said...

Oh, a museum piece for sure!

moti said...

... stunning and fantastic work!!!!!!! congratulations!!!!
Eli

Designs By CK said...

WOW ~ Absolutely gorgeous commission piece Jodi!

Have a great week lady!

Chris (-:

Jodi said...

Thanks so much Debbie.... so nice to see you again... missed you

Jodi

Jodi said...

Hi Cate and David...thank you so much...glad you like her


Jodi

Jodi said...

Hi Nikki...

Thanks so much...don't you just love the tales in history...just so inspiring

Jodi

Jodi said...

Hi Rosanna...

Thank You so much...and please tell
Matteo and Nicolas Thank You...


Jodi

Jodi said...

Hi Tina...

Thanks so much...you are very sweet to say that....

Glad you found my blog...


Jodi

Jodi said...

Hi Again Rosanna...

I do know about the nails being kept long...and had plans to do this... but the collector did not care for that part.

I never ever have a problem with anything you might say...

Jodi

Jodi said...

Hi Sans...

Thank You so much... such kind words

Jodi

Jodi said...

Hi Eli...

Thank You so very much

Jodi

Jodi said...

Hi Chris....

Glad you like her...it was fun to create...

Great week to you as well

Jodi

Joanna Thomas said...

Such perfection Jodi! I LOVE the hair! How the heck did you do that? LOL.. And the costume is truly amazing. I wish I could see the shoes!!!
xoxox

julie campbell said...

She is stunning Jodi. The costuming is just perfection , I am in awe of her hair !!! really beautifully done and the perfect crowning glory to a face so full of character and wisdom.
I always get excited to see your new pieces,there is always so much detail to feast the eyes on :0)
julie xxx

Debie Lyons said...

Shes wonderful, you cant really encapsulate in words just how wonderful she is. She must of taken an age.

Debie xxx

LDWatkins said...

She's stunning. I love the facial details. Everything about her is wonderful!

Sabiha Barkey said...

Wauw.....beautiful!!!!!

Jodi said...

Good Morning Joanna...

Thank You so much...glad you like this little lady. The hair was so much fun...as I said, a combination of actual art paper and mohair...stiffened....always like trying to figure out a puzzle...lol!
The shoes were actually sculpted and hand painted (bound)...her legs wrapped in vintage silk.

Jodi

Jodi said...

Good Morning Julie...

Well you made my morning...such kind words...thank you soooo much.

Jodi

Jodi said...

Good Morning Debie...

Thank you so much.... I can't remember just how long we worked on this particular piece... but on average we would about 1-2 weeks...that includes research time. Some take lots longer depending on the amount of accessories and details involved...

Jodi

Jodi said...

Good Morning LD...

Thanks so much for th kind words...
Happy you like this little lady of ours..

Jodi

Jodi said...

Good Morning Sabiha...

So nice to see you...thank you very much for your kind words

Jodi

Jodi said...

Good Morning Kate and John...

Oops...I almost lost your note...thank you sooo much for sharing your kind thoughts with us...
Means a lot

Jodi

twinklescrapbooks said...

I love her smile the best! :)
tina

Jodi said...

Morning Tina...

Smiles are very important...some say the eyes are the key... but the smile can tell the tale...ask the Mona Lisa!

Thanks

Jodi