Wednesday, February 24, 2010


My first completed For Sale doll was Ben.

Ben was originally going to be a zombie. After playing around with his coloring a little though, I went darker and saw him emerge as something totally different. I call him a lizard baby, and some people refer to him as the lizard demon ;)

The name "Ben" comes from Ben Chapman. He was one of the actors who played the Gill Man ~ aka The Creature from the Black Lagoon & that is what Ben reminded me of when he was finished.

Ben is painted with a light green acrylic paint mixed with black to make it darker. He has some "dirty" yellow on his finger and toe nails and on his belly button. His original eyes were replaced with plastic, yellow "cat" eyes.

The ridges above his eyes and his tongue are both made out of Milliput Epoxy Putty Some great stuff that works like clay yet doesn't need heat to set.

Ben is one of my proudest acheivements because he was all experimental and turned out so cute! He, along with one of his brothers, was my first sale on Etsy. He now lives in Germany.

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