Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Blue Heron

Every industry has it's A-listers. A few people whose artistry and experience earns them the highest respect within their profession or vocation. Including doll making. I've mentioned some already, and will feature more over time. And here is another well known name, Deanna Hogan of Blue Heron Dolls.
Recently she placed a very nice tutorial on her blog about creating finger and toenails, that certainly illustrates the level of thought and attention to detail that explains why Deanna is one of the top in our field. Many of her dolls have a vintage repro feel, remarkable illusion of depth in the painted facial features, while other faces are made three dimensional with fabric over clay masks. I want to say that her dolls have purity of line and clarity in their faces and costumes that highlights the craftsmanship of the manufacture. Plus she really takes wonderful doll photos which stand as examples for all of us.

1 comment:

Deanna Hogan said...

Hi Robyn,
Thanks for the feature, and the wonderful things you've said about my dolls!

You have a really nice blog here. I've added a link from my blog to yours, so I can visit regularly.

Thanks again,