Category : fan art

6 years, 3 months ago 42
Posted in: fan art, site news

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AMAL!

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From the moment I saw this entry in the email inbox, I knew it was a contender. It encompassed everything that I hoped this contest would be, from the early brainstorming stages to the final presentation. I can see the process involved, yet it isn’t overwhelming and excessive in it’s information. She stuck to the contest outlines, and came up with a great entry. I look at them as a triptych, but really, it’s the Doppelganger idea that is the true winning entry. It has this mysterious “how would that look in 3d” feel to it that keeps drawing me back to it, as if my mind is trying to solve the puzzle of how to make it. I love working out projects, and I sense that with this piece.

The 7 runners up will receive special gifts from me, while the 2nd and 3rd entries will receive even more special gifts, but the grand prize of the nude doll goes to Amal for her beautiful, thoughtful, and challenging submission. The grand prize doll will be a variation of a Lily doll.

THANK YOU to everyone who entered, I loved all the entries. I’ve been going back and forth through them all day and I am still amazed at all the great ideas. Congratulations are in order for everyone, as you all came up with very creative ideas. I’m already looking forward to the 4th annual contest next year!

Once again, Congrats to Amal!

6 years, 3 months ago 19
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Valentine by KarolinFelix

I liked this one when I looked at it, but became really intrigued by the idea of a transparent filigree torso, once I read the proposal. This hadn’t occurred to me before. I like how the artist addressed the practical issue of the fragility of porcelain given such a narrow waist, but proposing that it’s made entirely of metal. I want to make this doll!

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by Amal

I love this project not as three separate entries, but as a triptych. They are most effective not separately, but together. The most intriguing is the idea of capturing the idea of time travel and non-linear perspective within one doll. I think It’s a very challenging concept to address, and a very ambitions one to propose. I would love to see more cards in this series!

by Maura

I adore this entry for the beautiful rendering of Anne Boleyn and the rendering of the idea of her being the mother to Queen Elizabeth the Great through a gorgeous tattoo. I particularly like the creative solution to the clothing vs tattoo conflict:  one usually has to exist at the expense of the other, but in this piece both function together as a whole.

The top ten candidates all displayed a completeness that I look for in the entries: An interesting, coherent idea, effectively articulated and  combined with a beautiful presentation, originality and emotion. It was very hard to choose, and I wish I could  make twenty winners instead of just one, because there are many good proposals.

These are the top three that really speak to me, but who will be the winner?

I’ll decide by midnight. That’s all I’ve been doing all day. :)

6 years, 3 months ago 17
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It was a very difficult ordeal to try and pick a winner from all the fabulous entries. A big thank you to everyone who entered, such great and diverse talent out there. I’m honored to have such fans.

I have narrowed it down to my ten favourite entries. One amongst them will be named the winner.

They are listed in no particular order:

A Jui Gui by Ran

“Through endless night she walks alone, never stopping, never resting, weeping for her daughter. She is lost in the shadows, swallowed by her inner universe, shattered to a million pieces reflecting bits and pieces. She stumbles in her dress, once dark gray, now pale and faded, but doesn’t stop. Her black hair loose, blending into the eternal darkness. Once lavishly decorated, no jewels adorn her now, her neck bare and defenseless. Once the most happy, she now forever mourns her heart, left in the hands of that the most beloved, the one who took it all. In this dark void, the nowhere place, she weeps for her lost child, life and love.

She is the shadow of Anne Boleyn.”

Anne Boleyn by Iris

Rozalba by Madaline

Valentine by KarolinFelix

The Soprano by Miss LK

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by Amal

By Emily

by Maura

by Adriatzin

Laila: The Spider Woman by J. David

The grand prize winner will be announced before midnight Pacific time.

Here comes the hardest part.

6 years, 3 months ago 32
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My birthday is here, which means the annual birthday contest is also here.

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All the entries have been posted online, here.

There are so many great entries that I’m still narrowing it down. A final announcement will be made later today.

Thank you to everyone who entered and to everyone who wished me a happy birthday.

So check out the entries and choose your favourites while I choose mine.

7 years, 3 months ago 47
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Here are seven more runners up in no particular order. Including the winner and the second and third entries, there are 10 favorite gifts all together. I really didn’t know when to stop choosing favorite entries, I wanted to include them all on this list, but I realize that editing was really necessary. There are so many more that I love for different reasons, but here are some of the reasons I love these entries.

Enchanted Doll Rag Doll, inspired by Lily.

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I made dozens of little rag dolls when I was a kid, but never one as big as this one. It’s so playable. Perhaps I’ll make a costume for Raglily one day. Thanks, Andrew!

Concubine inspired, human scale costume.

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What can I say aside for pretty awesome? This was clearly a lot of work. And I can really appreciate time consuming, attention to detail oriented projects. The jewelry is mine, by everything was made by the contestant. Thank you, Eva!

Little Bear

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This petite, articulated bear stole my heart. I have never particularly liked stuffed toys, but I’ve grown really fond of this one, so much so, that I sleep with it on my pillow. I named him David Bowie, for some reason. I think it has a soul.  Thank you, Sandra!

Shadow box for Enchanted Doll

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The craftsmanship is very pro. I love containers of all kinds, and this one is museum quality. Interchangeable inserts were provided, which allows me to keep my own, precious collection of Enchanted Dolls in there, under the glass. Four dolls can easily fit in side by side. Right now, I keep my first 4 resin prototypes in there. It looks, oh so nice. Thank you, Jayne!

Almost edible, miniature cake

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This little cake is so delicious and realistic-looking, that I almost ate it. Explaining this to the paramedics would have been awkward. It is embellished with Enchanted Doll imagery and decorative elements: logo, tattoo, bows, bead embroidery and a Lotita fan that says happy birthday Marina! Very, very intricate work. Thank you, Kelly!

Little Rubber Stamps

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I like this project because carving is not easy, and this contestant has managed to carve very small, soft rubber blocks with a surprising amount of detail. The application of the idea is interesting and creative. These inspired me to create a secondary Enchanted Doll logo. And now Chad is going a little crazy and stamping them on everything in sight. sigh..So, thank you for that, Trish. No, seriously, thank you.

A poem about being an Enchanted Doll collector

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This poem provides an interesting insight into the emotions of an Enchanted Doll admirer/fan/owner. I get so wrapped up in the demands of the creative aspect of Enchanted Doll, that sometimes I loose touch with the feelings of those who end up owning my work. At times of prolonged detachment, this poem will remind me to work even harder to make even more beautiful dolls for you, Enchanted Doll lovers. Thank you, Els!

Thank you all: those who made it in the top 10 and those who didn’t. I love it that you took the time to make things. Thank you!

All the contest entries can be seen here

7 years, 3 months ago 48
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This is the best Christmas ever!

Uhm, I mean Birthday- it’s the best Birthday ever! Feels like Christmas though, since I’ve never gotten so many birthday gifts.

I wasn’t going to open the entries until the contest deadline of March 13th, but then I thought about it and realized that we would never be able to process, document, judge and display all the gifts on the website in only three days! Therefore, I had decided to begin opening them now, 2-3 gifts a day so as to not get totally overwhelmed when it comes time to choose the winner. Yeah, sure it would have been awesome to open them all on my birthday, but I don’t think it would be fair to contestants because I wouldn’t have time to do it properly all in one day. So, my birthday came early this year and will last for two weeks as I open new surprises every day.

The gifts are beautiful. I’m loving them all, but I’m already wondering what I’ve gotten myself into, because I will somehow have to choose the best one……it will be a very, very tough call. I almost wish I hadn’t started the contest just so that I wouldn’t be in this position of having to choose only one winner out of so many fantastic entries.

My 28th birthday continues….best birthday ever!

7 years, 6 months ago 22
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I have recently received some wonderful new fan art and I wanted to share them:

From Pochysama

From Kim Turner

From Corinna Jasmine

These and more can be found in the Fan Art page in the Galleries section.

If you have any Enchanted Doll inspired art, email it to me at inquiries@enchanteddoll.com with “Fan Art” in the subject line and I’ll add it to the gallery.

8 years, 9 months ago 4
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After being blown away by some of the artwork that my dolls inspired, I decided to create a section on my page to showcase it all.

Click here to go to the Gallery.

I love seeing this type of work, so if anyone else has any pieces please forward them to me and I’ll get Chad to add them to the gallery (email with “Fan Art” in the subject)

8 years, 10 months ago 3
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KiwiDollz from Deviant art made this pixel version of Makhdot.  I just love it.  I want to encourage more fan art, and if there’s enough of a response I’ll make a gallery on the site (with proper credits and links of course).

9 years ago 3
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This painting was done by Elizabeth Lacunza, from Spain. It was inspired by my work, i’m told. The reason i post it up here is because i’m really flattered by the fact that other artists find my work inspiring. It’s an honor. It’s a little bit surreal, actually, to see my work interpreted by another’s hand. It transcends its original purpose and meaning to become something else. But also beautiful.

I believe she is doing a series of doll-based digital paintings and look froward to seeing more of her work.