Saturday, August 28, 2010

市松人形カスタム Ichimatsu boy doll customize 上半身2 Upper body2

Upper body is almost completed. All I need to do next is, to make a hall to insert neck  and paint.

I made shoulder blades. I think Ichimatsu dolls have much more simplified figures compared to ball jointed dolls, so I guess this is the limit of adding details.

It seems like his smile came back to his face with the new body that is steadily approaching to its completion. The lower body and legs are coming next. I'm still thinking what to do with hands.


Ascension said...

Estas haciendo un gran trabajo, seguro que quedara fantastico.
Animo, que las manos te saldran muy bien.
besitos ascension

Ayano said...

¡Muchas gracias! Estoy disfrutando mucho este trabajo. Espero que pueda mostrarle lo más pronto posible su nuevo cuerpo ;)

Lisa said...

You add so much detail to your dolls. I am looking forward to seeing the finished product.

Ayano said...

Hello Lisa :)
I feel it is very difficult to make simple, not-so-detailed dolls since I have been making relatively real-looking ball jointed dolls.But it is interesting and I'm enjoying it!

crafternoon said...

Hi there,
I am also making an Ichimatsu doll at the moment, but I am making his head also! I am really interested in how the joints work on the traditional dolls, and I think they are joined with rope or string. Do you have any information on this?

Ayano said...

Most of old Ichimatsu dolls don't have joints. They are made up of head, body, two arms and two legs. Each limb is attached to its body with fabric and there is a wire inside. Only few has complex structure body such as "mitsuore", which can sit up straight with folding legs. This type of ichimatsu has joints and its structure differs depending on the doll maker. Those old dolls, joints are connected with wooden screws or wood stick with fabric strings. Later, joints became ball-like sphere and structure became similar to the one of modern ball jointed dolls.
I don't know what type of ichimatsu doll you are working on/what you mean by "traditional", but I hope this information helps :-)