I'm often asked to recreate a piece I've sold. I always have my reservations about this as I really find it quite impossible to do. I certainly can recreate certain elements of a piece clothing, colors etc.... but each doll comes out with it's own personality no matter what I do.
I think this is a really unique thing about being an art doll artist. Just as no two people are ever alike such is the case of an art doll (if molds are not used of course)
I'm really considering making the decision to no longer accept an offer to recreate a sold piece. Of course it's flattering and let's face it who doesn't need the extra income of such a sale but I feel once a doll is made she will always be completely unique from any doll I make in the future.
This is a doll I recently was asked to recreate.