this is an amazing piece, i do prefer smooth skin but the texture on the face is interesting and gives it somewhat of a paper effect. I love it ^_^ the facial structure is somewhat of a little girl and i just love it ^_^ so amazing and inspireing
Thank you. the tooling of the skin is a style choice like a seamless painting or one where you can see brushstrokes. Its under appreciated and rarely done in realistic art dolls. So , I champion it. On some I do smoothing
Thank you. I find utterly smooth skin dullish in most cases.nothing catches your eye. though I probably make less money than those who smooth smooth smooth. Ive been told that my work looks rushed or unfinished.but I like to leave "hand" to glance off light.
I would have to disagree with those people then Doesn't look unfinished to me... it looks rough and edgy which really adds to the feel of the piece.
Smoothed out skin can be beautiful too, but would not work as great on this kind of sculpt. She's just not supposed to look silky smooth like a factory doll. Sometimes imperfection can be perfection too.
I see something in her chest that might be a trick of the light, but I hope not. Is there a black hole where her heart should be? Personally, I've had a bit of emotional damage follow me around most of my life, and it feels exactly like that. Like there's a big aching hole where your physical heart is, swallowing everything within reach. If that was the concept here, you just totally nailed it in a beautiful, painful way.
Yes thats a heart on her chest with a big hole in it.The heart is also nailed to her chest. The name Dumpling is a play on words. A dumpling is a lump of dough ..like clay and is a cute term of endearment. A dump-ling.. a child dumped or abandoned.
A couple of my child pieces have holes in the chest and symbols of pain if you look closely. I have a lot of emotional pain and I turn it beautiful and help let it go with art.
That certainly explains why nearly all of your achingly beautiful pieces have a haunted or sad or even pained expression. Coupled with the various physical distortions added on and I'm having some serious cognitive dissonance coupled with uncanny valley moments right now.
Yeah, that's incredible. It's amazing when someone nails down exactly how you feel or have felt in a piece of art. The best I've been able to express it was in poetry, and even then, not very well. You've just completely nailed it here, even with the name...it's like you were spying on me when you made her, hahaha.
It might help to know that my particular emotional issue I was referring to is that my father abandoned me before I was born, and it's kind of haunted me all my life, always whispering in my ear that I'm not good enough, that everyone I love will eventually leave.
Yeah, I have the blessing of someone like that in my life, too. The poor guy, though - my heart still has so much trouble believing it's worth loving that it almost pushes him away to test the limits, to see if he'll leave. He seems to be sticking around, though, and I have hope that it will sink in eventually. He's my best friend.
Thankfully, my mom was and is a good, stable parent, but somehow my dad's leaving still left some sort of mark on me (which seems strange, since I've never even met the man, never talked on the phone, never got a birthday card, not even child support, nothing). I know what that kind of horrible emptiness feels like, that physical aching for arms and love and for someone to just grab you and put their hand over your heart and stop the bleeding and tell you you are worth something. I'm so sorry you've felt it, too, but I have hope for healing for the both of us.
My man is my best friend too. its not perfect we have troubles,but hes stayed even when things were the worst. Love is worth risking for.And anything you try to do to avoid getting hurt makes you weaker. Life is about loss,bittersweetness ,pain and growth. it gets you whoever you are no matter how good you have it. yeah I got nothing too not even when he died when I was a teen. Its hard to believe a person could not even put themselves aside for a moment to send a card or whatever for the sake of a little girl. yes theres hope. Im healing already by expressing them and you will heal too :hugs:
I am lost for words, but i'll have a go. Amazing, awesome, insparational, fan-dabbie dosie, painful and beautiful. I have looked all through your gallery and I am totally in awe you are so good its obscene. I look foward to seeing future sculpts and you are my insperation and i will endevour to reach such a dizzing height of skill. Thank you for sharing your talent with us all.