Dec 102012

Now to decide if I should sell her… and how much 😕

Dec 022012

Atalanta's Arrows


Now to create a stand for her… which I want to have a rock or something for her to do the “Captain’s Morgan” stance on.  Pixiecritter made an excellent tutorial for creating grave stones from styrofoam which I might try to use.

Apr 012012

I’ve finished Atalanta’s quiver finally…

And her bow, plus she now has a headband.

Now I just got to decide how I’m gonna make her arrows and then do it.  Then a stand and seal her face.  Home stretch!

Mar 112012

These are the most enthused boots I’ve made yet…

It took me a couple full days to work out the pattern & to tool them.  Then it took me a couple of hours just to lace them up.  By the time this gal gets her boots on, she’s missed the hunt! 😉

Mar 012012

She has a face now!

Now to work on boots, bow, quiver & arrows!

Feb 272012

So I’ve made Atalanta’s pauldrons (shoulder guards) and bracers (wrist guards).  While working out the design of her boots, I’m working on her face…

She kinda looks like she’s eaten some ambrosia eh?

Feb 202012

I’ve been working on old unfinished projects lately, and Atalanta is one of them.  She was a warrior woman in Greek mythology.  There’s a cool story about her here.

The doll I started with was originally a Movin’ Groovin’ Teresa, one I picked up at Goodwill.

First thing I did was find her a different body… I didn’t like her stiff legs, and I have a preference to the belly button body’s.  I managed to pick up an Artsy Fashionista who’s skin tone is close to this head.

Her original hair needed some work (a lot actually)… so I opted to reroot her totally with 2 shades of golden blonde and a streak of midnight black saran at the nape of her neck (inspired by Shakira).  This took me several months *blush* as I put her on the back burner a few times.  But I finally finished her reroot a couple weeks ago.  Then I braided her hair in tiny braids (16 in total), and gave her a boil perm.

I absolutely LOVE how it turned out!

Now I’m working on her costume… and I’m thrilled with how it’s going.  I just had to share!  It’s greatly inspired by a leather working artist I found on DeviantArt… she made this in people size.  I love the colors and the use of fur bits, and how it’s unsymmetrical.  So I dug out my tooling leather, and this is what I’ve got done so far…

Cool or what?!?!

Ok… I know, she’s missing a face.  That’ll come.  Also, she needs pauldrons (shoulder guards), bracers and boots.  And a weapon… bow and arrows would be true to her legend.

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