It has been a while since I last updated and I have not made much progress. With the holidays and other things I have coming up, I may not be able to do a lot of work. Thus progress may be slow until the beginning of next year. But I am going to try to keep working on her even if it is a little at a time.
Originally I had sculpted Arisu's arm prior to creating joints, but I think I should have waited in adding muscle details until after the joints are done. Especially on my first doll since I don't have a clue how to do the joints.
Above is a picture from the post "4.1e Carving Wax (Arisu)" back in August. (Wow, I have been working on her for a while now.) You can see how her arm is sculpted to show muscle contours.
Since then I have decided that the arm is too thin and being contoured will probably make adding joints a little difficult for me. So I ended up dipping the arm in hot wax like a person would dip a candle to add thickness.
Above you can see how the arm looked after it was dipped and how it looks after I carved it down with less details.
This arm is then cut where the elbow joint is and hollowed out. I used the 10mm half round carving wax balls I originally used to cast carving wax 10mm eyes. Two are put together to create a peanut shape.
The elbow joint is a tad over 90 degrees in its angle, but not by much. I need to do a little more thinking to decide how to get a bit more angle while still looking good to me. I was orginally thinking of aiming for a 145 degree angle (Joint Study: Elbow), but I may settle for at least 120 degrees.
There is still more to be done before one arm is done. Then to make the other arm look the same.