I'm sorry if I'm overstepping since your faq said not to ask much about the dolls but how do you get your needle felted dolls to stand on their own? is it just like balance and luck? I'm assuming you're using a wire framework so is that the key?
Yes and no!
As loosely felted as the puffs are, the small wire frame absolutely gives them the structural integrity they need to stand.
The real key, however, is balancing the doll and providing them with either a flat, solid surface, or a “tripod” to balance them. Eridan’s cape is actually too thinly felted to act as a tripod (and he’s actually difficult to balance, though he can and does stand on his own, it isn’t stable like my larger armature dolls)
The real key though I would say are the “half eggs” I make for their feet. They’re baked, hard clay with a flat bottom. The wire from the doll is inserted directly into a small hole [I also bake the feet on the exact same type of wire I use as the felt skeleton, so the hole will fit perfectly when the foot is moved to the doll itself. But baking your hard parts on a wire or a very small rod allows you to handle them and paint/glaze them without ruining them).
The combination of the wire and the flat, hard foot gives them enough surface to plant them and the wire then acts as a skeletonto support the doll. They still don’t stand perfectly on their own just due to how small they are (and how light they are, a sigh could knock them over lol) but they stand well enough that I can pose them and photo them. I usually either prop them against something, hang them off of something, have them sitting or use a small stand to display them though.
I finished Mituna a few days ago! I just now got some pictures of him!
He’s about 6 inches tall and made using a special technique I developed recently for making really sculpted/posable looking plush dolls. I thought about making his body suit, but I really love the bee costume from the Ministrife so I decided to go that route with a few little tweaks of my own.
Horns are poly clay and rooted deep into the head so they won’t budge at all if you touch them :D teeth are sculpted. I’m actually very proud of him. I think he’s my best plush yet.
My (late) christmas present to myself! hohohoehehehe!
didn’t get as much done on him this weekend as I wanted. What a difference in the eye and head shape it makes once the eyes are actually set. Check out that slightly changing expression depending on the angle~ tohoho.
(because this one’s mine I gave him freckles. HAA HA HAHA I love vantas boys with freckles. stupid crabs)
W… OOOOOOOOOO BOY FINALLY. I took pictures of him! I was dreading photographing him because he’s such a high contrast design and I knew he would be super difficult to photograph and light, but I finally did it.
I was originally intending to make an actual quote-set for him, but the printer is out of ink… so hopefully photoshop quotes will suffice!
Kankri is one of my absolute favorite personal fan-art dolls I’ve made and I wish it hadn’t taken me this long to photograph him, but between being busy and not wanting to mess with him… it took a while! Just like all of the others, he’s fully posable and everything you see was hand-made by me from scratch. All patterns are mine, all that good stuff.
About 7 inches tall. (and yes, his shoes work :D )
Well, I’ve been meaning to do a giveaway for quite some time… and so I took some time out of my personal weekend projects to make, just for you guys, the single-most requested character I’ve gotten since I started making fanart plushes from Homestuck! So in celebration of reaching several milestones that all went by too quickly for me to celebrate (and still coming, yow!) Here it is!
BIG GRAND PRIZE:
twwo royal curvved horns
a shock a vviolet hair proof enough a this princely heritage
a piercin gaze fittin only a wwell hatched troll a the sea
a friend for evven your most genocidal a powwwwowws
stunnin sense a dress enough to strike fear into evven the most foolhardy a landdwwellers
a matesprit any abdicated empress to be wwould a been lucky to havve
powwerful wwretched wwhite science incase the wwould be empress abdicates too hard and accidentally eschewws your advvances
its not magic man wwe talked about this
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I took a ton of shots, and I’m bending my “if I get it done by midnight” by just… 40 mins, but whatever.
YAY I FINALLY FINISHED TEREZI. First time I’ve ever made a pair of… crocs. uhh. (detail shots will follow later). Everything’s made by me, from scratch, blahblah. Check out my sewing tag if you wanna know/see more!
the scalemate is like, two inches tall. Itty Bitty Pyralspite