It has taken weeks and weeks to get to this point with these new collage figures, although it may not appear that way according to this Blog. There has been a lot of time in between each stage of this construction. These are the first painted parts I have and from here I will, through a lot of trial and error design the body pattern. I will begin with correct body proportions and work from there. It will change a lot from this point as I am not trying to make a perfectly anatomical figure, this is a doll after all. I will keep tweaking the body parts until they look and feel right according to the figure itself. I think that I shall make a painted cloth body for the doll, but quite honestly I really haven't a clue as to how it will be embellished further. Usually, I will make sketches and have a vague idea of what I want the finished product to look like. But rarely does it turn out that way. The real beauty of all of this is that they seem to develop a life of their own at some point and the end results are quite a surprise, even to me ... I just love what I do.