Cinderella Taking Shape

5 years, 10 months ago 10
Posted in: New Doll

This is a first, in-progress glimpse of my new Cinderella, which will be going up on ebay auction in mere weeks.


At this point I’ve already finished the face and let me tell ya, she turned out pretty. In fact, I believe that she is much lovelier and more emotive than my original 2009 prototype from which I painted this face. I suppose this is to be expected, as my painting style had been evolving and crystallizing into a consistent personal style over the last five years. In 2009 I only had 5 years of china painting under my belt, now I have 10.

I guess that for the sake of an experiment, I’ll be making my last Cinderella #3 in another 5 years. I wonder how those upcoming years of painting will reflect on my future aesthetic. How will these Cinderella’s look different and the same from one to another? How will my painting style progress and which direction will it take? Such existential questions hidden in china paint…

I guess that is the whole point of art: To help us confront and to question our existence, and to help us evolve into people we seek to become.

Beauty will save the world – (Dostoevsky).

10 Responses

  1. Anthony says:

    That it will Marina, that it will….. How absolutely gorgeous this girl is turning out. Even in these first few coats up paint you can already see how glorious this girl will be…. Her lips are DIVINE!!! They seem so full and rich. More More please MORE!!!! Gorgeous girl!!!

  2. Marina says:

    You got it, Anthony. More shall come!!!

  3. Jayne Wourms says:

    Such a lovely soulful little face. I can’t wait to see the finished doll!!

  4. Astera says:

    Yes, she is precious. When I first saw her on Flickr I thought it was just an impression, but this face is really a definitive evolution from the original Cinderella. She is going to be quite extraordinary I am sure

  5. Crystal says:

    I love progress photos and this one is amazing! You can tell already she’s going to turn out to be a masterpiece! And like always, I just can’t wait to see more!

  6. Sylvia Leticia says:

    She is truly *Sweet*
    The Face of an Angel!!

    ~Magical Holidays~

  7. Bertha says:

    Amazing new sensual lips. What a treat to the eyes of beholder!

  8. yani says:

    I think she should have a prince, I vote for the parity of dolls!!!

  9. Jayne Wourms says:

    Lol, if you follow the Disney trend of late ie: Frozen and Maleficent, a woman no longer needs a prince to fulfill her destiny.

  10. Sonia Anne says:

    She will be stunning, indeed!!

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