For several years now I’ve been wanting to give my dolls a more articulated hip joint, which would allow them to tuck their knees up to their chests. I’ve been torn over this, because adding more articulation inevitably breaks up the flow of body lines, interfering with the aesthetics of the doll. The last few months I’ve been tinkering with the hip joint, trying to come up with the most balanced solution to the conflict of form and function. It was the most difficult joint I’ve had to design, but I’m quite pleased with the result.
Those of you who are not fans of this new anatomy, not to worry, this is just an alternate hip joint to the original one, not a replacement. From now on, both of them will be featured in my dolls. It’s something I needed to try in my search for growth and that elusive perfection. Can’t expect to get anywhere interesting doing the same old thing over and over again, can you?
I’ll post more pictures within a couple of days, but in the meantime, what d’ya guys think? First impressions?