Dea Vivente video: Gemma

Dear friends!
Today I’m presenting to you a short but very appetizing video with Gemma in the lead role. Enjoy!

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Gemma and new feet

Last time I was telling you about a new doll Gemma, and now I want to show you her assembled. Ta-dah! – Gemma is standing on her toes (a bit below about them):

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I continue working on the doll, and little by little, I put my ideas into life. While working on the doll image, I often imitate it by putting different comprising elements to the doll, and take mock-up photos to be sure I’m moving in the right direction, and if it needs something else to add or change in the original idea. As a rule, this process really draws me in, and I can contemplate a future doll for a long time, re-creating the image from my head into reality, to feel deeply the image and to “live” with it. In the following photo, I put locks of hair to the doll to imitate the hairdo.

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The face painting is still in process here. I’d thought up a bright image for Gemma, thus the make-up should have been appropriate. I was making such a rich and saturated painting of lips and nails for the first time, and as for the lips, it was important to me to get a combination of a quite dark cherry- burgundy colour with a very moderate satin finish. There are many nuances and tricky peculiarities in work with bright red colours, but in the end I’ve succeeded with this task.
For the image I’ve chosen the ‘bob’ hairdo with a slightly shortened fringe. It gives Gemma’s face and eyes openness and highlights her character’s naughtiness and the slight female cunning. The photo shows the wig in process before the haircut. Black hair colour really suits her!

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And here is the ready doll’s portrait. Gemma is quite a complicated persona, she likes to be in the center of attention for sure! She adores glance and shining, so she loves putting on expensive jewelry with stones.

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I got interested in the idea of combination of porcelain with jewelry inlays of artificial gemstones about 2 years ago (remember my sketch?), and at last I’ve succeeded in putting it in life successfully. Gemma wears a set of necklace and bracelet incrusted with outstanding Swarovski Zirconia gemstones. They highlight the girl’s brilliance beautifully, as well as the black filigree of the jewelry looks marvellously on her tanned body and complements her fatal image perfectly.

Also, today I’m presenting new feet for high heels to you.

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I like the look of female high-heeled feet very much, they have something magnetic. Probably partially because high-heeled footwear that implies such bended feet, adds femininity and makes legs more graceful and elegant. Besides, these feet are so playful!

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What is remarkable, I’ve succeeded in making a good balance, and the doll can stand on her toes without a backing. Gemma demonstrates it perfectly in the first photo, balancing playfully on my working table. And no tricks with strings!
The rest of the high-heels photos can be seen in the Flickr gallery.

As the work on Gemma is not complete, she will take a bit of rest being a nude, and before setting about to her outfit, I will finish the last girl of the current mini-series of nude dolls Familia.

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New face of Dea Vivente

I haven’t written anything here at the site for a long time, but I continue working hard, and now I’ve made it a rule to take more ‘work-in-progress’ photos that I try to publish at least once a week or two. You can follow my updates using the line of thumbnails at the main page of the site, or at the galleries at Flickr and Facebook.

Half a year of my works has resulted in this portion of “dollmaker’s soup” – this is how I called this bowl while unloading the kiln after high firing. :-)

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In the photo you can see that there are more parts than for one doll, and I have quite much news, but I won’t reveal all the secrets at once – all in good time.

Right now I’m working on a girl that I’ll call Gemma.

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In the photo one can note three new elements: new tone of porcelain, new face, and the small breast that has been turning up here and there in ‘work-in-progress’ photos.
New porcelain colour is very interesting and beautiful. It’s close to the flesh tone that I’ve already been working with, but richer and darker.
The following photo shows the new face of Dea Vivente from different angles:

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Gemma has a slightly snub and upturned nose and a half opened mouth that bares pretty teeth. Personally, I like when the teeth are seen, and I’ve wanted to make such a doll for a long time.

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Unlike the predecessor face mold “Taiga” which is full of calmness and serenity, this face is more playful and naughty in temper. The new girl is going to be very self willed!

I feel very excited and can’t wait when I see Gemma finished. And now painting waits for me, which is one of my favourite and the most interesting doll processes that defines so much in the doll’s image.
I’ll try to publish photos “directly from the work table” in a timely manner, so stay tuned and thank you for your attention!

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Celestial girl

Meet the delightful beauty Celia, a girl from ‘Familia’ mini-series!

Her eyes are bright and deep as the sky itself. One has just to look into them, and one may sink into this celestial ocean at once. Even it’s a pity a bit that I haven’t looked much into these eyes!
The doll’s owner came up with her image, and called her by the Italian name, which means “the sky”.

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Looking at this light and soft girl, one can feel warmth, tenderness, tranquility and grace.

Celia has successfully reached her new home, and I hope her warmth will be passed to everybody who keeps company with her.
You can look at the other photos of the doll in this gallery.

The image of the last doll from this mini-series is determined, so the preorder is closed and the first ‘Familia’ series is coming to the end.

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The renewed Vilena

Today I’d like to share this piece of news with you – Vilena has got an owner! Recently they have got acquainted, and now the girl is living together with her. This was how I prepared her for the move:

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A new home means a new life: Vilena has been wearing 2 hairdos before, but her keeper wanted to coddle her with several more wigs to create some fairytale images. The owner was especially fascinated by Vilena with the extra long hair, so it was decided to make almost all the new wigs below the knee-length, and here is one of them:

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Together we have defined which hair colours suit Vilena best, and now she happily tries on four new images. Wavy extra long hair adds the doll a certain portion of romanticism, while the light blond wig makes a bold fatal beauty out of her.

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It is so cool when one has the possibility to change the image easily and quickly – and that is a special charm of different doll’s wigs!
I hope Vilena will always bring joy and beauty into her new home!
You can look at the other photos of the doll wearing her new wigs in this gallery.

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