to long ago, a Lady asked me to make a Portrait of her
grandchild. After I made her an offer, she wrote me, that she
allready has a portrait doll of her grandchild, made from an
artist and that she is not satisfied at all with it.
My challenge was not to make a exacly copie of the child, I
wanted it to look younger, like she´s looked like as a Baby.
After looking at the templet and the pics from the artist
portrait, I was sure, that I could sculpt her much better.
from some other artist
basics and the first trait were done, I started
working on the acuteness of the mimic. This is the
most importend phase to make the face look just like
on the pics, that the likeness apears.
ears were not to see on the pic so I deside to
sculpted hand and feet for Demi are done now, I did
not had an templet for it.
a better controll of the fine mimic on the face, I
´m taking lot of pics from each side, to see the
comparing the original pic with the pic of the
portrait to see if everything is right and to
controll the proportions. The portrait was
photographed couple times durig the sculping
step-by-step and to controll the likeness and the
pics were send to the orderer to proof it.
the end I put the portrait pic on top of the
origianl to have a good comparison and to send it to
the orderer, becouse she is the one, who have to
deside if I did a good work on the portrait and if
the likeness is there or if I should still change
something. After the orderer is satisfied with the
end result, I bake the doll and paint her.
Demi is compleatly done with body, arms and feet and
dressed to see Grandma.
To see more
satisfaction of the orderer from Netherlands is shown here
in pics and letters:
has send me:
SITZEN HIER STUNDEN UND SHE MICH DIE BILDER AN,
DARIAAAAA !! DIE DEMI IS ZO GENAU MEINER
DEMI,MEIN GESWISTER UND DELILAH MEINE TOCHTER
,ALLEN SAGEN SI,YVONNNNNN DIE UNIKAAT IST JA
ECHT DEMI,DARIA DU WEIST NICHT WIE GLUCKLICH DU
MICH GEMACHT (HAD) HABEN.SOO NOCH MALS..VIELE
DANK DARIA FHUR MEIN UNIKAAT DEMI..GRUS DICH
IS BEI HANNES,UND ICH SOL DICH COMPLIMENTIEREN
VON MEINE KINDER,UND IN BIZONDRES DEMI,S
PAPA,UND IN NOVEMBER KOMT NOCH EIN BABY,UND ICH
WERDE GERNE NOCH MAL BEI DIR KOMMEN FHUR EIN
UNIKAAT VON DIE BABY ?UND DEMI IST ETWAS
SPECIALES FHUR MICH,FHUR DEMI BIN ICH ZO WEIT
WIE JETZ,DU WEIS SHON WAS ICH MEINE,UND AUCH
SOLTE ICH DICH COMPLIMENTIEREN VON MARGRIET
GEERLINGS.EIN GROSE KUNSTLER IN UNIKATEN IN DER
NIEDERLANDEN,UND NUN DARIA SAGEN ICH NOCH MALS
FIELE DANK FHUR MEINE DEMI,EIN BILD FHON DEMI
MIT DEMI MAILEN ICH WEN DEMI BEI MIR IST FHUR
EIN FOTO.JETZ EIN BILD FHUR DICH,IN DIE KLEIDER
FHUR WHEINACHTEN,GRUS DICH UND DANKE DARIA..YVON
(HOFFEN DU KANS VERSTEHEN)
Thank you Yvone for giving me the chance
to make this little sunshine and write
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