Bratz Yasmin Repaint

Posted on October 15, 2012 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (1)

I attempted my first Bratz doll repaint recently.  Not sure about the results :)  Originally a Yasmin Bratz doll, she had some damage to her make-up so I removed all her facepaint and began again with a view to giving her a more natural look...

I found repainting her a little difficult as her features...

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What If We Live Here Now - Illustration

Posted on January 19, 2012 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (0)

This is the first illustration that I've done for a while, I got kind of burned out!  This is something of a departure from my usual style and process.

It uses mainly modified photos (of my own).  It was semi inspired by disturbing film 'YellowBrickRoad'.  For me, the sign of a really good horror film is that it makes me really, really scared of the concept of hell... YellowBrickRoad does.

I think it's also influenced by the conscious and subconscious guilt I often ...

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Dolls & Art

Posted on December 7, 2011 at 8:55 AM Comments comments (2)

We've all heard the phrase 'life imitating art' but it seems that simulated life is also just as likely to imitate art... here are some of the best examples :)

Recently Mattel released the 'Museum Collection' set of Barbies based on the works of the great masters Leonardo Davinci, Gustav Klimt and Vincent Van Gogh...

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Thinking Doll Custom OOAK doll no.3 The Tree Fairy

Posted on September 10, 2011 at 4:55 AM Comments comments (0)

The Thinking Doll proudly presents custom one-of-a-kind doll number 3 - The Tree Fairy.

She began life as a rather harshly painted generic fashion doll.  Don't get me wrong, she is well made, not unlike the dolls made by Simba toys, but her face-up was rather garish and harsh, and by the time she came to me she was also a little battered and naked.

I immediately felt t...

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Introducing the Very First OOAK Thinking Doll Custom

Posted on June 3, 2011 at 3:00 AM Comments comments (0)

I have finally completed my very first custom OOAK doll.  She began life as a Disney 'Belle' doll from 'Beauty and the Beast.  She was in very poor condition when I rescued her from a mixed lot of very battered dolls on Ebay.

Here's her 'before' shot (she also came to me nude).

I completely rerooted her using alternating plugs of 'Proper Copper' and 'Chocolate Drop' ...

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Book Review: The Complete Book of Dollmaking by Pamela Peake

Posted on April 9, 2011 at 3:56 AM Comments comments (0)

I sequestered the book 'The Complete Book of Dollmaking' from the local library recently and can highly reccomend it as an excellent source of knowledge and inspiration.

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Proof of Mermaids in Whitby!

Posted on September 7, 2010 at 4:39 AM Comments comments (2)

We saw actual mermaids in Whitby at the weekend!  Very cute, but I have no further information, so if you know more about the artist please let me know :)


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DRUMROLL PLEASE the Insect Circus Museum

Posted on September 2, 2010 at 3:00 AM Comments comments (0)

I told you I was going to save the best until last didn't I?  Well, I'll put you out of your misery then and spill the beans...


The most magical part of the whole Sheffield Fayre has to be the astounding and beautiful Insect Circus Museum!

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Home made Paper Clay recipe...

Posted on August 29, 2010 at 12:51 PM Comments comments (1)

Just a quick and dirty entry today (literally!).  I happened upon this paper clay recipe the outher day, which is allegedly cheap and easy to make.  I hope to try it out in some dollmaking (if I ever have enough time), lol!

Kitchen Sink paper clay

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Angel of Compassion illustration by me.

Posted on August 26, 2010 at 7:40 AM Comments comments (0)


My first full painting in Art Rage