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Project by mpounders posted 10-03-2010 12:35 AM 1882 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a doll I started as my second project at War Eagle. Adina Huckins is known for her dolls and it was a chance for me to practice an additional female face. I had a lot of fun carving her, but she looks too real…it is strange takeing photos, so I had to buy her a dress before uploading photos! Thanks for looking!
http://picasaweb.google.com/mpounders1/Hitty#

-- Mike P., Arkansas, http://mikepounders.weebly.com





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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#1 posted 10-03-2010 01:41 AM

Real nice Mike,
She looks just like an old antique doll.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#2 posted 10-03-2010 01:54 AM

this is wonderful!
she is so precious and I like her dress as well.

her hair – wow

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Bearpie

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#3 posted 10-03-2010 03:38 AM

At least now when you get bored you have someone to play with! You really did a very fine job on her!

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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TJ65

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#4 posted 10-03-2010 05:24 AM

you did a great job on her face, it shows up well on the photo taken on the side a bit.
I hate doing faces in any medium as people know what they are suppose to look like!!!!

Hey just looked at your link for her, she does look pretty real. But is there any particular reason that her legs are thin? is it so you can attatch them easier? ( I was never a doll person!) :-)

-- Theresa, https://sites.google.com/site/tmj65treasure/

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Dark_Lightning

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#5 posted 10-03-2010 05:39 AM

Wow, that’s some good carving! That’s pretty realistic.

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mpounders

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#6 posted 10-03-2010 06:49 AM

I’m not sure about the thin-ness of the legs…. the over all design and size of the doll is based on the original Hitty doll, but the leg shape and details are as I was taught. The legs and arms have some antaomical accuracy but I was reminded somewhat of the flat-plane carving style that uses minimal cuts to represent features. I am working on an idea I have had for a toy that will be using more complex joints for the figure, which will be a young boy, and we’ll see how that works.

-- Mike P., Arkansas, http://mikepounders.weebly.com

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tdv

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#7 posted 10-03-2010 11:59 AM

Nice one, but ooooh! didn’t she complain about being sat on a cold bandsaw table?

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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Dale Robinson

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#8 posted 10-03-2010 07:14 PM

Female faces are notoriously difficult to carve. Great job.

-- Dale, southeast Misouri http://www.makingwoodentoys.net

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