Step 1: Armature and head
Step 2: Add some boots, bake, and put fringe on boot tops and paint (watch for tassles later)
Step 3: Add makeup (acrylic paint) and tears in eyes and cheeks (sculpey glaze), and wrap armature in cloth
Step 4: Add clothing! I love this part, it took me about 5 or 6 hours to complete the clothing, after the clothing I made the hands and placed them on the armature.
Step 5: Hair
Final Step: Accessorize
Here is the story:
Sarah has a broken heart, her lover has left her with nothing but a box of memories.
Sarah comes with her box of memories, containing a photograph of her lost love, some dried flowers from their first date, a letter from him, and a tiny white ring box.
Sarah is a one of a kind art doll sculpted by myself, Waxela Sananda. She is a mixed media sculpture and she sits only 4.5" tall. She took me about 22 hours to complete.
You can see more pictures of Sarah, including "The Making of Sarah Lost her Lover" on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/spiritmama/sets/72157612451809277/
"Sarah Lost Her Lover" is for sale in my shop on Etsy.