Sketch of the week- Corset.
Introducing a new, weekly blog feature: sketch of the week. Every Monday I will choose a page from my sketchbook and post it here. The sketch can be a recent or an old one and will not necessarily be doll-related.
This corset sketch have been shown at the Villa Terrace museum during my solo show. I made these concept sketches a couple of years ago when I took a lost wax casting, jewelry class. I’ve been dreaming of creating metal clothes for my dolls for several years and when I began familiarizing myself with wax carving I knew right away that this method would allow me to do it. So, after my first class I came up with this very ambitious design for a 1:6 scale, silver corset. I’ve yet to make it, though I have a feeling that it won’t be long now. However, now that I have some experience with carving jeweler’s wax, I’m not sure that this design can be replicated by hand. I will most definitely give it my best shot, but this might be better suited for a machine carving. I really want one. One day I’ll get it.
Anyway, my first attempt at carving a functional, silver corset for a doll turned out like this. It’s not bad, but I can and will do better next time.
You can find this corset in the Cinderella gallery. I’m thinking about making it available for orders at one point, only without the breast cups. I don’t know exactly yet.
This entry was posted on Monday, August 3rd, 2009 at 5:56 pm
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