Those of you who follow my blog know that I have been working on a Pilgrim doll called Prudence in a class by Mo Manning (the doll based on one of Mo's wonderful digital images) for quite some time now and was waiting for the lesson on her clothes and hair to finish her. Poor Prudence had been waiting on the shelf for far too long so I decided to go ahead and complete the doll. Prudence is sculpted from PaperClay - which is an air drying clay - and although the clothing was to be made from cloth I decided to sculpt it all in the PaperClay.
I have used this medium in the past to sculpt dolls but had not used it for a long time, and most of these dolls also had cloth clothing, so it was going to be interesting to see how creating the clothing in the PaperClay would turn out. It was fun to take it in stages, adding the clothing layers as the previous one dried and then painting the pieces after they were completed. In the class Prudence originally was holding an apple behind her back, but in the digital image of Prudence she is shown carrying a basket behind her so I also changed that to her carrying lots of apples in a basket.
Prudence is happy, I am happy and I do hope you enjoy seeing the finished doll.