This is my FIRST EVER resin art toy. Through my work and growing interest in Art Dolls, I discovered the wide and vast world of Designer Toys! The two worlds really can overlap for me, I think this could be an Art Doll just as much as an Art Toy - I think it just depends on who I am talking to or the world my Patrons might be coming from! Designer Toys are toys and collectibles, usually made for adults despite their names, by artists and designers in a wide range of materials (resin, clay, vinyl, etc.). If you have thoughts or experiences in distinguishing the two (Art Dolls vs Art Toys), I would love to hear more in the comments!
In the pictures above I have my original sculpt, created out of polymer clay (far left), which I used to create a silicone mold. After I create the silicone mold, I create a cast using resin (a type of dense, easily molded plastic). The far right is the finished product after sculpting, molding, casting, priming, painting and varnishing! Whew!