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Artdoll Making Resources

Journal Entry: Sun Nov 22, 2015, 7:41 PM
Here are some helpful resources and tutorials that are made by amazing artists which can assist you in making artdolls!

FULL POSABLE ARTDOLL TUTORIALS:

Storybookcreatures:
How I Art Doll - ArtDoll TutorialAn insight on how I work, and a guide with tips!

  🌟What is an art doll? I'm not really sure, but to me it's a handmade doll, from scratch with love by an artist.
Featuring JeunKwang(Korean for Lightning Bolt), my kitsune doll!

🌟About this tutorial🌟
  🌟This is my creative process plus all the information on art dolls I have collected through research. A guide for you and a collection reference for myself!
  🌟I've broken it up into different journals because it is text/image heavy, and for you to easily navigate the different parts.
  🌟These instructions are not the only way to make art dolls! There is no right or wrong way(although there are few no-no's like paint sealers that are incompatible with polymer clay). Your dolls do not even need to be poseable, they can be made stuffed a

Eviecats:
Posable Doll Tutorial By Eviecats

Magweno:
Armature to Art Doll Part 1
Armature to Art Doll Part 2

ZombieHun:
Basic art doll tutorial

AliatheGhoul:
The Making of An Art Doll, Part 1
The Making of An Art Doll, Part 2

SCULPTING:
Limitlessendeavours:
How to sculpt a head / face mask
How to sculpt paws

XPantherArtX:
:.Sculpting Materials.:
:.Sculpting tools - Tutorial.:

Sculptor101:
Making figurine hairs animal fur tutorial part 2
Making figurine hair fur video tutorial part2

PATTERN MAKING:
Custom patterns:
Plushie Pattern Tutorial
Making patterns and sewing toes

SEWING:
How to sew ladder stitch [link]

MOLDING/CASTING:

LimitlessEndeavours:
How to make a two-part mold
How to make a one-part mold
PDF Plaster Shell Mold Tutorial
Plaster Shell Casting Tutorial
How to make a resin cast in a one-part mold

GLASS EYES: 
Painting glass eyes [link]
Custom Cabochons [link] 

FUR:
How to dye faux fur with acrylic paint: [link]

I'll add more to this journal as I come across even more helpful tutorials!
There are definitely many many more tutorials out there and I urge you do some of your own research and don't be afraid to try something new! 
I don't have enough time to make my own tutorials but someday I will make my own as a lot of people have requested c:

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VixessRin Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
This'll be super helpful! I've been wanting to try making an art doll but didn't know much to start :C this'll help out a lot~!
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CalicoGriffin Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2016   Artisan Crafter
Great base of knowledge. I feel like I'm gonna try it one day :)
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WigglyCharizard Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2016  Student Digital Artist
The link to the fur tutorial no longer works....
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ImaCherryPie Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you so much, this is really helpful!
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Rianach Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for putting this list together! This is so helpful! ;u; you are an amazing inspiration, and I can only dream to be as talented as you! 💕
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LimitlessEndeavours Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much for the many mentions! I'm gonna check the other tutorials out! Always good to learn something new ^^
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AliatheGhoul Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you for putting this list together, and also for adding mine. :)
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AnyaBoz Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is one great list! I'll have to add it to my tutorial resources on my FAQ
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FoamWoods Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Great list!
Feel free to add my tutorial if you like: foam-addict.deviantart.com/art…
I know my methods are not the norm but it might be useful to someone.
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TrainxHeartnet Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2015
Omg thank you so much for this list its very much appreciated!
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