Somewhere along the way of this artistic journey I've been on my dolls got pretty. Of course pretty or ugly is completely subjective and this is my opinion. I have no idea how or when this happened. Truth is, it's been a progression I was completely unaware of. Above is Virgina a current dolly and below is Bethany, a doll I created 2 years ago.
Whats funny is when I made Bethany I never set out to make an ugly doll. I was still fairly new at this art doll stuff and she is just what came out. When I set out to make Virginia I didn't intend to make a pretty doll, again she is just what comes out these days.
I'm very grateful and honored that people see something in what I am doing, even if my talent wasn't or isn't still yet honed.
If I had any advice for a new and budding doll artist (or any artist for that matter) I would say that though your technical skills may not be what they will be in the future always create what is true in your heart. Work to achieve what you want to say. From my experience people will still be able to feel and appreciate that even if it's not yet the best you have to offer. Art is a continuous, ever exciting journey that never ends.