© 2015 Natalie Taylor

© 2015 Natalie Taylor

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Will you make an artdoll tutorial?

I have a YouTube channel where I show parts of my process -> youtube.com/creaturesofnat

 

How did you learn to make art dolls?

I spent a lot of time researching about doll making and plushie making, you can find a lot of information on Google and YouTube. I experimented A LOT, I experimented with different style and techniques until I found one that worked for me. I think for an artist, you need to have your own way of making art - it gives your work it's own signature style.

 

What material do you sculpt with?

Check out my video on clay's and tools:  https://youtu.be/3uZMpd2_s4E

 

What materials do you mould and cast with?

Check out my video on silicone's and resins: https://youtu.be/TDSpAvi2deM

 

What do you make the body out of?

I make my bodies out of different faux furs, I may airbrush or hand paint them to achieve different markings and colours. I also design my own body patterns based off realistic animals bodies. 

 

How do you dye the fur?

I have a few videos on my channel about dyeing faux furs: 

https://youtu.be/b7AvaGVT1LY

https://youtu.be/bi4RrrIWzPQ

https://youtu.be/TThSo4I2ZoU

 

What do you stuff the body with?

Check out my video on what I stuff my dolls with: https://youtu.be/MxTFJFQIxi0

 

How do you attach the fur fabric to the face? 

This is my most asked question, I just simply glue the fur body to the face. I use a good quality fabric glue that dries clear. 

How do you full fur the face?
This is a process I have developed through trial and error and to be honest, I don't really want to give away my technique. If you really want to do it, just try some techniques and you will develop your own method. 

 

What type of armature do you use and how do you attach it to the parts?

Check out my video on the armatures I use: https://youtu.be/itNfPr8awN4

 

What type of paints do you use?

Check out my video on what paints, varnishes and glues I use: https://youtu.be/KH57GXWAfAY

Where do you buy your faux fur from?

I buy a lot of my fur locally, I also buy from Furaddiction who are based in Australia. I also rarely buy thing from eBay and Etsy. 

If you're in the US, try some online stores like fabricempire.com and fabric.com

 

Do you take commissions? 

I do, intermittently. If you are interested, please send me an email through my contact me page.  

 

You can also follow me here: 
creaturesofnat.com
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