4/03/2016

Dark beauty art dolls: part II Noir

This is the second part about my handmade dark art dolls where I'm goint to tell you about Noir, the sister of Lenore. As her name reveals, her favourite color is black. And would it be very strange if her idol was Morticia Addams?... :)
Before we go with the pictures of Noir, you might want to see some of how these dolls were made, please visit the previous post. There I've explained my creative technique (sculpting + painting + sewing) in some photos from the process.
And now that you know the great time, effort and passion invested here, let's enjoy Noir! 


She's the opposite of her sister, she loves fun, dark humor and masquerade parties. She's always ready for innocently devilish plans. She's a bit eccentric and always wants to stand out. Just look at her exravagant hairstyle!...

4/02/2016

Dark beauty art dolls: part I Lenore

There's been a while since my last blog entry, which means the creative muse has been very persistent lately; she just didn't give me a respite until the project was oficially finished. If you're following me on Facebook or Instagram you might already noticed some outlines: I've been posting photos from the process. Now I can finally put all the story and pictures together and show you the result of this long concoction!

I present you Lenore and Noir: two sisters and one-of-a-kind dark art dolls inspired by the Mexican sugar skulls and the Day of the Dead. Though in this post I'm going to speak only about Lenore because I don't want to make this entry never-ending, there are too many photos I want to show you so I decided to dedicate a separate post for Noir, Lenore's darksome sister. 


But yes, I'm going to show you the creative process which is the same for both dolls. They are handmade in mixed technique: sculpted in paperclay, painted and sewn. Actually, I've never been too much into sculpting, but now I'm in love with it and I'm sure I'll continue to enjoy this creative technique again and again. So many ideas, so little time!...