nope, it’s a doll. I’m still practicing female faces, only this is a smaller model, which does add to the difficulty a bit. It is a lot harder to detail and being a millimeter off here makes abigger differnce than on a larger carving. But this is a “useful” carving, a toy that can be played with or collected.
It is a little over six inches tall, from basswood, and is based on the classic “Hitty” doll design.
People collect these dolls and dress them up. I’m hoping to persuade my daughter to sew up some clothing for them! The arms and legs are connected with a toothpick for a dowel and will swing together.
Dolls let me also practice a bit on carving the arms and legs and adding some realistic betails to the hands and feet. But I don’t want it to have any delicate pieces that might be easily broken. This will be painted when it is completed. Thanks for looking!
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