Attempting to Sculpt a Doll Head

I wanted to make some different size wigs but didn’t have any different sized heads, so I figured I’d make my own! I’m not going to do a faceup on these so I didn’t sculpt the eyes, ears, or lips.

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I found a tutorial somewhere that used aluminum foil for the basic shape of the head, so that’s what I did here.

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Here’s the sculpt from the front.

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I cut part of the head off since I thought it was a bit too long, and then I started sculpting!

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You don’t have to worry about getting the face completely smooth during the sculpting phase since you can sand it down once it’s dry.

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And here’s the dry head! Now to start sanding.

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The head is pretty smooth which is what I was aiming for.

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The rest of the face is a little bumpy, but I smoothed out the area where I’ll be making the wig cap so it comes out okay. I spread the clay really thin, so there were spots where it all got sanded away. It’s pretty much evenly sanded though.

This was actually a really fun thing to try out! I’ve wanted to make my own custom dolls from scratch for a while, and I think this was a great first step! Stay tuned if you enjoyed reading!

To see some of my faceups, click here!

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