I started painting this doll more than a year ago and had to set her aside for other projects. When I got to work on her again, I couldn’t remember what my vision for her had been. Usually, this doll sculpt is painted in gentle, soft colors and she’s very sweet and old-fashioned. I had black liner around her eyes and had laid in smokey eyelids and darkly blushed cheeks–Hmmm… I’m guessing that everyone has come back to a project and wondered “What was I thinking?” I’m still not sure what my original plan had been, but Modigli became a dramatic, freckled girl with raspberry lips. I made her a pigtail wig out of silky black Tibetan lamb.
The IMDA dolls are sculpted by a Korean artist named Lim Dong a. He has been in many prestigious exhibitions, has been an art instructor, and is now a director at Soom (a successful manufacturer of art dolls). I always assumed that the sculptor of these dolls would be female since they are so sweet and feminine, but the references I’ve founds say “he.” The IMDA dolls have angelic round faces and cute pear-shaped bodies.
Here is a photo of the body from their website and some links if you want to learn more about the artist and the dolls. One of the things I like best about this doll artist is that he provides free sewing patterns for us crafty types!!
Here are a few more pictures of my Modigli.
And lastly, having a little fun with some photo editing:
I purchased this stroller from Ed at “Happily Ever After” toy shop in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He carries of full line of this furniture.
Click to Visit Happily Ever After
Click to Visit the Photo Editing Site I Used to “Antique” the Photo