A portrait doll can bring a memory to life.
Holding a moment in time , never to change,
never to age. Always in your heart.
To have a
portrait or likeness doll made requires good close up photos.
Professional photographs are not needed. Quality photos of the
front and profile of the subject are the minimum. Preferably,
many angles are requested. The best results can be achieved if
the following guidelines are followed:
1) Take the
photos against a dark background. If you have a black piece of
material, hang it over a door and take the picture while the party
stands in front of it.
photos are preferred over 35 mm.You can e-mail the very best images
3) If possible,
take a series of 8 photographs. A front and back, and then turn
the party in quarter turns. i.e.: front, 3/4, side, 3/4, other
side, back), one angled down on party and the other angled up
at the subject. The idea is to catch all angles of the individual.
If the artist can not see the angles then she can't create a likeness.
Using a camera lens greater than 50mm will prevent distortion
in the facial features in the close up picture . I use a zoom
lens. Taking pictures outside and away from direct sunlight will
also result in a nice close up ,showing clear facial features.
A doll will take about two months to complete. Portrait doll prices
begin at $500.00 if nothing elaborate is involved. $100
in deposit is required to begin the process. I will send a picture
of the doll when completed. The final payment will be expected
upon your approval of the doll. I will do a "layaway" payment
plan. You can view other examples of my commissioned portrait
sculptures by clicking here
are interested in having a portrait done you may e-mail
and we can
discuss the price of the doll.