Sunday, December 22, 2013

New Izannah Walker Reproduction Doll finished.

This little doll who is about 22" Tall and weighs 1 3/4 pounds is all finished and so I thought since she was one of the dolls who was made using the 3 step ageing method, I would show you how she finally turned out. I copied the antique doll Patience to make this doll, who I did not name. I will put the antique's picture up here so you can see the likeness. Making this doll has sparked  a desire to see how close I can come to re creating different Izannah dolls. I know that those of us who are making the Izannah dolls already do this, but for me, it is different. I would like to make some really true reproductions, just for the sake of seeing how close I can come to them. It's the challenge and the reward of having these dolls when I finish.  The new year should be fun and I am looking forward to making these reproductions, as well as the Alabama babies and a few other kinds of dolls. I am still working on the painted head rag dolls. I would like to step up to another level on these type dolls too. I think the most challenging thing on making reproductions is to go by the book ( so to speak ) doing what is right in front of you, not deviating, or ( falling off the wagon ) during the process, and going in another direction which is so easy to do. My respect and admiration for the master forger is tremendous, because of the discipline, focus, and attention to every detail that they adhere to when creating an exact copy of any object. Years ago when I was learning to paint, I read books, studied art courses, watched painting shows and followed along with TV artist, but my most important learning tool was by copying other paintings. If you want to learn how a thing is done, then set about to copy it, this will teach you by trial and error what works, what absolutely not to do and techniques to get the look of different images such as hair, clouds, realistic rocks, water, tear drops, glass, distance, perspective, and all this adds up to being able to make a copy of something or to make an original. So, off into the new year with a brain full of ideas and a plan to make some of Izannah's beauties all over again. Can't wait.






9 comments:

  1. She is lovely Martha. Wishing you and your husband a very Merry Christmas!

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  2. You've done an excellent job on her Martha....I love her face. She truly looks like an original antique Izannah Walker Doll. I'm sure you'll do well in the upcoming New Year.

    Bethann

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  3. She's beautiful Martha. I am looking forward to seeing all your new creations in the coming year!

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  4. I love the comparison photos, and your learning method. Look, and more importantly: SEE.

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  5. What is nice baby! Happy Holidays !

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  6. I think this doll is one of your best, perhaps being more Izannahish. I also love seeing the photos for comparison. And, with Christmas on my mind, I can't help think how happy some little girl would be to find one of the precious dolls under the tree on Christmas morning...this doll of yours or this doll of Izannah's.

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  7. Wonderful doll Martha....Merry Christmas!

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  8. Martha, she is BEAUTIFUL! I can't wait to see the beauties you will create come 2014.
    Merry Christmas ,
    Julie

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  9. Martha, she is BEAUTIFUL! I can't wait to see what beauties you will create come 2014.
    Merry Christmas,
    Julie

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