- Paperback: 167 pages
- Publisher: Mckinley Book; First Edition edition (March 1991)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0962882100
- ISBN-13: 978-0962882104
- Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 7.5 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #843,054 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Dollmaking: One Artist's Approach Paperback – March, 1991
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This book covers every aspect of the dollmaking process. From sculpting the head and hands, drafting a body pattern, constructing the body and armature, to drafting and constructing the costume and finishing the base. Every stage of creation is documented in step by step photos of a single doll, which is an especially invaluable feature unique to this title.
I was fortunate enough to have met Bob briefly and this book captures not only his working methods but also the giving nature of his personality. We are all of us fortunate indeed that this book was written, and that this information is still available to anyone willing to learn and grow as an artist.
It shows step by step the process the late Robert McKinley
used to complete one of his dolls. Excellent!
The book ... hooray, hooray! I feel as if I have a master class in my hands. Flipping quickly (back to front) was such fun of discovery .....Oh, THAT'S how to do that! Wow, why didn't I think of that? I felt as if I was learning this elder lady's life story - which in a way I was. The close up photos and simple explanation of each step are what makes this book incredibly good. The photos of forming the hands are wonderful. Coupled with the down-home conversational tone of the instructions the author inspires, teaches and conveys the enjoyment of crafting art.
My background is also in fashion design, and I love to "tell a story" when I design. I can't wait to begin my next doll using the techniques in this wonderful book. I think I'm going to have fun!!