Scheherezade – More Photos
This fabulous doll, amongst others, was sold at the Dragonspace show opening, and I thought that I should post more pictures of her in farewell.
Despite being inanimate objects, some dolls are more photogenic and easy to shoot than others. Scheherezade here, is a very challenging doll to photograph, which totally puzzles me, because she is so beautiful. Yet, I can never seem to be able to capture her true beauty on film. Well, not film anymore, but pixel. Whatever. I always quit my photo sessions with her, disgusted with myself. Her dress comes alive with a hundred sparkling stars under the electric light, yet her skin looks more balanced in daylight. I can’t seem to find the best solution. Perhaps this speaks louder about my lack of photographic skill or proper lighting kit than the modeling abilities of the doll.
Scheherezade features my first attempt at creating a fully metal, sterling silver head dress and shoes. Her ornate ‘helmet’, so to speak, is the first of its kind. I was able to reproduce the slippers later on, but the head ornament is one of a kind. It was theÂ first ever wax carving of a metal costume for a doll and the second wax carving I ever attempted. I’m extremely proud of it. The bracelets are one of a kind too.
Making Scheherezade symbolized a very significant accomplishment, which ushered in a new vision of doll-making for me: The era of Enchanted Doll arrived.
Farewell, beautiful Scheherezade. I willÂ miss you. I promise to make an even more beautiful doll than you.
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