Demi

Not 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.

Original pic Portrait made from some other artist

 

The 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.

 

 

The both ears were not to see on the pic so I deside to imporovise.

 

The sculpted hand and feet for Demi are done now, I did not had an templet for it.

 

For a better controll of the fine mimic on the face, I ´m taking lot of pics from each side, to see the little mistakes.

 

I´m 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.

 

On 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.

 

 

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The satisfaction of the orderer from Netherlands is shown here in pics and letters:

Pics, she has send me:

11.10.2006

HALLO DARIA,ICH 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 DARIA..YVON

14.10.2006

HALLO DARIA.DEMI 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 her story!

 

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