Friday, August 2, 2013

Troll Doll - Take 2

[caption id="attachment_1630" align="alignleft" width="200"]Troll before Troll before[/caption]

A few months ago I posted this troll. I put a bunch of energy into him but even then I didn't feel satisfied with the results. I wanted to do something "woodsy". I tried leaves, felt and in the end I used green wool for hair. He was ok but he looked cranky and felt unfinished.

I wasn't sure where to go with him. I listed him in my shop (I don't name most of my creations). A  couple of weeks ago I decided to revisit him. I knew the first thing that had to go was the green hair. It was too coarse and the color didn't look foresty just weird.

So I started there. I got some Tibetan lambswool and used that. I left it long, that added to the rustic look I was trying for. That made a difference. I couldn't really change the clothes too much since they were glued on but I added some buttons on the vest,

He still looked too grouchy, he needed something to add a touch of feeling so in his other hand a gave him a small bird. Admittedly I could probably do more but for now, I'm stopping.

[caption id="attachment_1631" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Troll After Troll After[/caption]

I relisted him in my Etsy store, FantasyClayStore. Now I working on another doll; this time I'm taking my time a little putting the body together, I'm not sure where I want to take her. Her head is done but I need to decide on the next step so I don't go through this again - although I probably will.