Gloriana – first large procelain Enchanted Doll is completed!

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This is her – Gloriana! Please excuse the domestic setting. I didn’t have time to set up a photo shoot, so I snapped some pictures of her around my apartment before stuffing her in a carry-on suitcase and flying to Kansas City for her premiere at the Spectrum fantasy convention tomorrow.

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Gloriana – a symbolic name I chose to signify a threshold of a Golden Age, is my new platform for creative expression. I’ve got big plans for these big dolls, namely tattooing them. In fact, the only reason I decided to create a big Enchanted Doll in the first place, was so that I could have a bigger canvas to engrave stuff on. Just imagine all the fine detail I’ll be able incorporate into my tattoo designs on a scale like this! If I wasn’t so exhausted and jet-legged right now, I’d be jumping up and down in excitement and anticipation of things to come.

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But, now that this first prototype is finished and I know it works and can be replicated; now that I’ve developed a working production formula, I will have to take some time off from the big doll before I can bring myself to make anther one of these giantesses. She really burned me out. And she it taking over my bed, apparently.

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Working on this scale and facing all the challenges that came with it, really put my small doll in perspective and made me appreciate them even more.

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Enjoy these candid shots of Gloriana on random surfaces in my home. I’m off to (hotel) bed. Tomorrow I’ll show you Theodora.

37 Responses

  1. Jenny Hunter says:

    Congratulations Marina! She is absolutely stunning!

  2. Annina says:

    wow Marina, she is amazing, congratulations on completing her, you did it! wishing you sweet dreams! ;)

  3. Binnur says:

    She is truly breathtaking, Marina. I was skeptical about a large Enchanted Doll but I am skeptical no more. She is truly a unique and utterly beautiful work of ART….. The labor pains must have been painful but you have delivered a wonder into the world ….Congratulations….

  4. Alexandra says:

    Marina congrats! I’m very happy with your new success! She is gorgeous!

  5. Alex says:

    Congratulations Marina!

  6. jacci says:

    absolutely beautiful. I love the candid shots, and can’t wait to see some tattoos on other (future) larger dolls. do you think you’ll ever do a Rubenesque doll in this size? I know that would be a whole different mold, and torture all over again, but just wondering. congrats though, she is stunning.

  7. Anthony says:

    Marina I truly have no words….. Once again your stunning works of art have taken my breath away…. She is GLORIOUS…. I was afraid that an Enchanted Doll in this size would somehow loose the fragility and vulnerability I so love in your Enchanted beauties… But this gorgeous creature looks just as delicate and stunning as her tiny sisters…. I can not wait to see your tattoo engraving on this scale!!!! And I can’t wait to meet you and her tomorrow Marina!!! I haven’t been able to sleep for the past 2 days because of the excitement!!!

  8. Merri says:

    She is utterly captivating…..a dream come true!

    (P.S. the world map in the first photo definitely needs some red dots on Australia!) :)

  9. Jayne says:

    I love her! Simply love her. I think she is just beautiful and she is a wonderful size.

  10. Crystal says:

    Gloriana is Glorious! Just a fantastic first ever! History has been made! and I can’t wait to see many more of these larger dolls and all the wonderful designs and pictures you will create on them!

  11. Marina says:

    Eto prosto neveroyatnaya krasota!!!she is so beautiful

  12. Els says:

    Wow, she looks amazing!! I look forward to seeing photos of Gloriana and her smaller sisters.

  13. Sonia Anne says:

    I’m speechless! She is breathtakingly, amazingly, beautiful! She can take up room on my bed,anytime! I do really, love her size! Anthony, you lucky guy, to be able to see her in person!

  14. Sonia Anne says:

    I am speechless! She is breathtakingly, amazingly, beautiful! She can take up room on my bed, anytime! Anthony, you lucky guy, to be able to see her in person and to meet Marina and Chad!

  15. Sonia Anne says:

    Oh, and I really like her size!

  16. Absolutely gorgeous, those eyes and lips. I was so worried that she would be more fragile and maybe harder to post. but i was so wrong, WOW!

  17. paulina says:

    My congratulations Marina, she is absolutely awesome :3 !!! Who cares about the photo settings, the camera and all of us have fall in love with her, and i think that she deserves to rest in any place of your house that she want, she is a little beautiful stunning princess. I love love love your talented hands! <3 <3 <3

  18. gdfgssdg says:

    Well, I too didn’t like the idea of a larger version at first but I’ve completely changed my mind. Glorious. Have a safe trip.

  19. Danielle says:

    Totally beautiful. One can only dream.

  20. Sabrina says:

    I didn’t think I would like her size at all, but I love it, just love it!!

  21. Irine says:

    She is amazing!!!!!! I love her.

    I am glad that you overcame all difficulties during the process and at the end created such a beauty.

    Thank you for your talent and determination to succeed .

  22. Annina says:

    you guyze did you see this photo of Gloriana coming out of the suitcase on twitter, *amaze*:
    (lol sorry, the amazingness made me type in stupid-talk ;)

  23. Dark angel says:

    She is just PERFECT !
    I understand so well the burn out feeling, but you did it, and she is mesmerizing !!!
    Just take some rest and enjoy her presence !


  24. Debi says:

    Wow, she is SO COOL!!! Really, you did an amazing job. I look forward to seeing what else you do with this size – although I must admit, more than tattoos, I am hoping to see one this size in a costume ^-^

  25. Sailor_Orbit says:

    can i see pictures of her ears? I am waiting to see the details on those XD

  26. joan says:

    I really enjoyed the pictures. I saw another picture on the internet of you hold Gloriana. She is a BIG doll. How tall is she?



  28. Gio Drakes says:

    I am absolutely in LOVE!
    Don’t think I could afford a porcelain one though, unfortunately. But will this size ever come in resin?
    If she ever does, I MUST have one! I bet she would become my favourite doll, too. I am totally smitten <3

  29. Anne Pecaro says:

    I, too, am holding my breath for a resin girl. Oh, my, what a love! Rest and reward yourself!

    • Gio Drakes says:

      Still stalking Gloriana :D lol
      Any word on a resin version yet that you know of? :)
      I haven’t heard anything yet.
      Still wishing for her though :)

  30. Jennie clark says:

    She is stunning!
    I’m sorry if I missed it but how big is she?

    • Gio Drakes says:

      I read somewhere she is about 3 feet tall.
      Still waiting and hoping she will be available in resin sometime.
      I would pull one nasty layaway to get her lol
      I want one so bad.

  31. Tilden says:

    Marina, congrats to this giant masterpiece of a marvellous Enchanted doll. Hope Gloriana
    will come out one day in resin. She is one of three favorite dolls in this world they find
    their way to Vienna one day, I hope so.
    Kindest regards and all the best for your creative work.

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