OOAK fashion and repaint doll

by the french artist Corinne Thorner

of Créations COTHO

 

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Pièce unique, poupée mannequin d'artiste

par l'artiste française Corinne Thorner

des Créations COTHO

 

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   Some Explanations

text in english

 

before/after

photos

 

 

Complete  facial make-up

 Reine des neiges

photos 2002

 

 

 

Technique of paint 1

Violaine

text in french 2006/07

 photos 2005

Technique of paint

2

Lise

text in french 2007

photos 2005

     Some Explanations

"To create" something with his hands, with its heart and its imagination is really very enthralling and enriching. This pleasure is doubled when the public appreciates work  finished: the complicity which settles thus between the author and the amateur pushes with going always further! I selected to make only OOAK (unique doll) what gives an interest and an additional value to the doll (and especially I don’t like to remake the same thing twice!)

I continue to improve the painting of the faces of my dolls and the quality of finishing and details of clothing and accessoires.

avant=before      après=after

Each of my dolls has its face entirely erased and thoroughly repaints hand made  with paintings of quality, according to the style, colors of its outfit and "character" or of emotion which I want to give it: an appearance mischievous, serious, moved, sophisticated... I root also of the eyelashes, of the wicks coloured in the hair, I remake the hairstyles (perm).

My subjects are various inspirations: historical costumes with serious research, the high fashion, but also of the very fanciful things from movies, fairy tales, legends (Brocéliande for example) or simply of my imagination.

 I draw my models but it often happens that it is while touching or by associating fabric, lace or ribbon which the ideas are born. But like many people, I don’t enough of time to do all that I will want!!! nor inevitably the good material to do it, then certain projects "sleep" a long time before being born!

Clothing, accessories (low, hats, sunshades...), and jewels are made  and finished carefully in materials of quality. I am meticulous and I don’t hesitate to remake several times what I do not like! Ilike much to embroider beads and sequins hand made and recently I make embroidery with the silk ribbon, I like to invent the pattern much, to see progressing my work and to decide if finished that I like once or not!! I don’t use never of glue!

One doll requires between 10 and 60 hours for its realization including approximately 4 to 6 hours only for the painting of the face and the hairstyle.

I’m also the chance to be able to present all my dolls on my Internet website  designed and maintained by my husband Michel, it presents a great quantity of pictures very beautiful quality. Web enables me to correspond with many people of which some become good relations!These people are, with my husband, my children and my family, of faithful supporters who don’t hesitate to applaud but also to review each one of my new creations!! ( I’am also a great success near the children when I present my work in the schools to them!)

I’am often several dolls started at the same time: to have the impression that I think longer it, to prolong the pleasure: because it’s during their development, of the first idea to the last detail that I’am this kind of pleasure and excitement to see what that will give once finished; I am often satisfied (but it happens that that likes more the others than me!!) and I waite impatiently review of my supporters! that does enable me to continue to improve me, to progress, to have desire for creating… always with this satisfaction that it does get to me and that it also gets for the audiance…I invite you to look at.. to like or not…

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Complete  facial make-up, hand-made, with rooted eyelashes and  hairstyle (perm) 

doll: Reine des neiges (end 2001)

My progress:

Before/After (end 2002-2003):

 

 

 

 

 email:email c.cotho@orange.fr

I am by no means affiliated with the initial manufacturer of these dolls.

 The images of this site are the sole property of the artist and must not be reproduced in any form without her authorization.

 All rights reserved-Copyright 2001-2014 -Corinne Thorner for  Creations Cotho

Creations Cotho dolls aren't toys. Not for children.

They are dolls colector's.

Je ne suis pas affiliée au fabricant initial de ces poupées.

Les images de ce site sont la seule propriété de l'artiste et ne doivent pas être reproduite sous aucune forme sans son autorisation.

Tous droits réservés- Copyright 2001-2014- Corinne Thorner pour les Créations COTHO* marque déposée.

Les poupées des Créations COTHO ne sont pas des jouets. Ne conviennent pas aux enfants. Ce sont des poupées de collection.