Enchanted Doll Cover Feature!

11 years, 6 months ago 20
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Well, ladies and gentleman, I am beyond thrilled to announce that The Enchanted Doll has finally got its first magazine cover feature!

My latest doll Cixi will grace the cover of Кукольный Мастер Magazine (Doll Artist Magazine)  in Russia. I believe the issue has just gone to print and will be out in the media in several days. The cover feature will be followed by a big story on Enchanted Doll in the next issue of Doll Artist.

I am very excited as I’ve been waiting for this to happen ever since the official Enchanted Doll website launched in spring 2006. This is big milestone for me. I wish i had time to celebrate, but unfortunately I’m too busy to leave my desk. If I took time to celebrate every accomplishment, I would accomplish a lot less.

Date of the show is getting closer and i just know i’ll be working until the moment i get on the plane. And then some. That’s always the case with me for some reason. I just don’t seem to know when to stop and cram another project in even though it’s not always best thing to do. Everything is always rush rush rush. I’m simultaneously surprised that so much gets done on a such rapid schedule and disappointed that it’s still not enough.

Anyway, Here is a link to a Russian cite Dollbooks.ru where one of the editors of the magazine is discussing and showing the process of choosing the best image and designing the layout for the cover with Enchanted Doll.

They go through several versions of the layout and explain the basis for their creative decisions.

I don’t know why they asked me for those particular photographs of those particular dolls. I think that there are others that would have worked just as well or even better, but hey, I’m not a designer. The decision was not mine.

I like the final result a lot. I look forward to receiving my copy, holding it in my hands and admiring my handiwork.

Here are some other Magazines that I’ve been featured in

20 Responses

  1. Veronika says:

    Congratulations!!!

  2. miss LK says:

    Congrats!!!!
    I hope I can take some time off from work to see your show between April and June.

    Will the face sculpt of Cixi be made available as a porcelain nude in the future or is she already the Ruby face mold(I wasn’t sure…) but with different paint treatment?

  3. Cay says:

    It’s very cool, I’m happy for you !

  4. Lumina says:

    That is greeat! I am happy for you :).

  5. noxy says:

    congrats marina! You have most certainly earned this. *hugs*

  6. shane says:

    Wonderful. Congratulations!

    Google Translate does a very serviceable job (for *me*, anyway!) of translating the Dollbooks.ru post:

    http://tinyurl.com/2009KMcover-eng

    … and it’s an interesting peek into the magazine’s graphic design process: They obviously want – and work hard – to honour both the delicacy and refinement of your dolls, and that of Chad’s photos … but at the same time, they *also* have to use bright and brash colours and fonts to catch people’s eyes [imagine a rack full of other magazine covers competing with this] and then “make the sale” with large snippets of text about each article inside [which *do* overpower your work in some of their first attempts]. Tricky balancing act, that.

    And I wouldn’t be surprised if their choice of dolls and photos also reflects a nuanced understanding of their particular readership: note the mention of the Snow Maiden and her seasonal association.

  7. Marina, you are such an inspiration! Congratulations!

  8. How lovely Marina! It’s such a thrill to hold a magazine represnting one’s own work… it’s a thrill I know I never tire of… It’s always makes me as giddy-happy as the first time! Big huge congratulations to you!

  9. ~Mia says:

    ♥ !*!*!*! Поздравления !*!**!*! ♥

    YES! I loved seeing your exquisite work of art and Chad’s photography front cover!*!*!*!*
    It is indeed something worth celebrating!
    I admire your strong determination and focus!
    You can celebrate in other ways…like taking a long hot bath!? it will help you rest too! So it’s multi beneficial!

    Here’s to many more front covers in the future

    Cheers!

  10. ~Mia says:

    …ps. Is the magazine sold/distributed in the US also? or online so that we may purchase the issue?

  11. Shiny says:

    Congratulations! And it’s about time!

  12. Peyv says:

    Marina, congrats again! you should hire people to celebrate for you. You could have a very thriving party company on your hands.

  13. meguone says:

    Congrats, great job. :)

  14. chad says:

    @peyv: I already hold that job.

  15. annina says:

    way cool, congrats Marina and Chad! :D

  16. Silvana says:

    Hi Marina, congratulations. His art, tireless work and perseverance are rewarded. Your dolls are beautiful, the most beautiful I have ever seen and deserve to be in all magazines and books of art doll.
    I was the link you posted and I liked the dolls chosen for the magazine, cixi and Echo dolls are mysterious and beautiful face.
    You deserve. When the plane, then you can celebrate … rsrs

  17. Dinkytiny says:

    Wow! I’m so happy for you.
    Your works have been jaw-dropping.
    Now someone can pas a newsstand to see your art.
    Congratulations!

  18. Yuura says:

    Congratulations!!~
    Good Job~
    I’m so happy for you ~
    Great Job~

  19. Sarthak says:

    Congratulations !
    this is some great news ! Hope you get more cover-pages to your name and art in the coming times !

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