Wednesday, March 16, 2011

River Tam... Can Kill You With Her Brain.

I can not believe I forgot to post about this!!


As I have mentioned recently, I am an active member of the craft website Craftster.org. One of the best things about this site is their organized craft swaps.
They work like this, one person figures on a topic of craftiness to organize a swap around. This could be a type of crafting [there have been embroidery swaps, recipe swaps, postcard swaps] or a theme of crafted objects [favorite tv show, series of books, wall art, nerdy stuff, something for my kids etc]. Then users sign up for the swap and are partnered. You are then responsible for making something awesome for your partner, and they do the same for you.

I don't know about everyone, but I get a lot more joy out of making something for someone else than doing it for myself. This means I don't have to wait for birthdays and holidays to craft for someone!

Last week I signed up for a round of the Whedonverse Swap. If you don't get the reference than you must have been living under a rock for the last 15 years and are obviously not interested in awesomocity should look up Joss Whedon.

This is the second round of this swap I have participated in. Last round I made the River Tam [a character from the much loved and sadly missed tv series Firefly] doll pictured above. She turned out AMAZING and I am so surprised at myself for not having posted about her here. Anyhow, now proceeds my raving squee of fangirldom!


I started with this frighteningly made up Liv doll.


Through a long process of resulpting and repainting her face I ended up with a result I am pretty proud of.









I even made a little box for her to send to my swap partner.



Here is a reference picture of River from the show.




*Update* I have posted about my process and the tools I used to rework her face. You can find the info here.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

WOW!! Lucky, lucky crafter who swapped with you!

The Harper Family said...

That. Is. AWESOME!!!!

How did you resculpt her face??

Trude said...

Came here from Epbot - can't believe the difference! Amazing job!

Mary P said...

Amazing!

Leigh Ann said...

Hi! I came over from epbot too, because the awesomeness of your River is irresistible. I adore River and you did an amazing job! Your swap partner is a lucky (I'm going to assume) lady!

Anonymous said...

Awesome! I WANT one! How'd you get the lips to stop being so...filleriffic?

Rhissanna said...

Hi! I found this through Epbot. This is brilliant! I love dolls, but heck yes, those Liv dolls are creepy. This is just amazing. Can I pick your brains for what you used to clean off the paint and sculpt her new features? Pretty please?

Foodycat said...

Also from Epbot - you are amazing!

Anonymous said...

Also stopping by from Epbot, this is amazing! I'm also curious about what you've done/used to resculpt and paint the face?
Nikki T

elesa said...

I cannot get over what you were able to do to her face. I never would have looked at that Liv doll and thought you ever could have gotten it to look like River. So impressive.

Silvana Kathryn said...

I have posted a response to all your lovely requests about how I went about sculpting and painting the doll.
http://curiocloset.blogspot.com/2013/03/not-new-but-relevant.html