The Flapper is a 1/12th scale miniature doll sculpted by me in ZBrush, 3D printed in resin and meticulously hand painted using acrylic paint.
I've always been fascinated by the glitz and glamor of the 1920's and wanted to combine my artistic impression of the era in this piece. I like my dolls to be as true to life as possible. To achieve this, her skin tone took several layers painted over several days. When I paint, I like to build up a slight skin texture by adding subtle variations of color, skin highlights and shadows for as much realism as possible.
She is costumed in a dress style that was popular during the era. I created the textile for her costume by creating the pattern on my computer and printing it out on fine silk. Her costume is then adorned with Swarovski crystals and silk fringe. Her hair is made from Tibetan Mohair in shades of brown and cut in a style reminiscent of the era. She has a headband made from gold thread and adorned with feathers and flowers. She also wears a bracelet and a dark pearl necklace.
She is about 5 1/2 inches tall. I aimed to give her personality, pizzazz and an aura of confidence. I hope this comes through in her appearance and my use of embellishments, faux enamel flowers, silk fringe, feathers and metallic hand painted lace . She is posed holding a cigarette holder and wine glass and stands on an intricately carved base. Her base and all props are included with this listing. The Flapper is an OOAK piece and will never be duplicated by me.
She is signed and dated behind her thigh and will be accompanied by a certificate of authenticity. The price of this listing includes international shipping by DHL.
I have been an artist for over 20 years, working on different aspects of dollhouse miniatures and fantasy sculptures. My work has appeared in the International Doll Collectors Magazine in Oct/Nov 2006 and the Winter 2021 edition of "A for Artistic". I live in a tropical paradise called Trivandrum, which is in South India with my husband, daughter and fluffy little Shih Tzu called Sparky who has us all wrapped around his little paw.