Dollmaker

There is something certain about naughty children and dolls. Maybe it's because it gets a little unpredictable when something so cute and innocent shows the opposite. There is a plethora of films on the subject such as. Chucky or Annabelle to name a few. Dolls are also available in a whole bunch of photographs and montages, but that does not stop me, I also want to be involved and play ... The right doll I think some dolls already look a little nasty. There is something about the sneer some have or those who look like a mixture of a small child and an adult. I've had the idea for quite some time and a little consciously looked for that "right" doll to fix. But time passes and the right doll is hard to find. Every time I have been to a flea market, I have tried to keep my eyes open, but it is difficult to find the right one. I gave up that idea a bit and thought that I would invest in a doll in more correct material and that can sit and move my arms and legs. A doll that was not in porcelain or cloth. Then it appeared one day. Some may think it is wrong to "destroy" a doll? Maybe because it looks so human? Maybe because it's a toy? I have to admit that it felt a little funny in some steps but what a phase. The world is full of dolls and there are worse things than destroying a doll in this world. In fact, it was not destroyed either, just changed. But how did I do then? Will try me on a small tutorial but unfortunately I forgot to photograph / film all the steps, which was the idea to make a film. Instead, it got to be a blog post: o) 1. After watching a number of different tutorials on youtube, I came to the type of look I wanted. It is possible to make a variety of styles. So my imaginary style required that I first paint the whole doll in black acrylic paint. 2. When the black paint dried, I used an off-white acrylic paint that I applied with a roughened sponge to not get it completely covered. I put the clothes in a bowl of old coffee to get a little dirty. already now the doll looks quite spooky! 3. The next step was to get some burnt, old skin. I made a landing of hobby glue and water which I brushed all over the doll. Then I cut strips out of a thin, almost transparent bag. My bag was gray but it probably goes just as well with white or transparent. I wrapped around the whole body, arms, legs, face with the bag and let it dry. 4. Now it was time to get the bag to slip around the body and melt just enough so it looks like melted, old skin. I used a hot air gun. Be careful the doll gets damn hot. 5. When the doll has cooled down, it got a little more color. Both skin tones and some wound colors. I cut two fingers and cut a jack in the forehead down over the nose. I also try to paint a little in the hair that does not feel quite right. But it's hard to get good. I also cut the clothes and tear them a little. Then I paint the clothes with different colors to get a dirty look. 6. Now I'm going to try to burn the doll. I use a little chemically pure petrol and lit a number of times a little here and there to get soot and burns. Here, too, the hair got a little burnt. I also lit my clothes and stomped and stomped on them. 7. I took pieces of charcoal and stomped into the clothes. Crumbled ash and coal and rubbed into the hair of the doll. A small thin layer here and there with glue and water and then I blew ash that got stuck. 8. Again, it was time for some painting and try to get some "meaty" wound effects on the body. I also splashed some "blood" here and there on the body and on the clothes. First doll ready Now the doll is drying again and I think my first doll is ready and ready for photography. Hope to be able to make some scary pictures both with people and maybe on the doll itself. I really think I will make more dolls in other styles because this was fun. Hopefully I can do a video tutorial that time. If you have any questions or concerns about the doll, please let me know. mafoto.net@gmail.com Instagram: @ mafoto.se

Dollmaker