This is a bit of a companion piece to doll…
I’m not a huge fan of toddler type dolls but I made an exception when I found out about Disney Animator dolls. What are they you ask?
These dolls are part of Disney’s princess franchise and they do not disappoint. What I loved about these dolls were their cartoon style and just how adorable their face sculpts are. I actually like the way their faces are done “as-is” but as as repainting goes… those face sculpts! They’re so cute! What kind of adorable variation will emerge once you give them a personal touch?
Meet Snow White…
I did not realize until I got the chance to see them in person how severe the eye sculpts are. The eye lashes are jutting out and the top of the eyeballs create a sharp dip inwards. Most dolls have a wall-eyed look with severe sculpts like this but she generally looks fine from most angles.
Get ready for a make over, Snow White!
See how deep those indents on the eyeballs are? She might actually look cute with real glass eyes but due to the nature of the vinyl used for these dolls, I wouldn’t recommend it. The doll is well made but I don’t think it can handle the weight of inset eyes.
Working on a larger scale doll is a whole different experience than a 1/6th scale variant. Although the process is essentially the same, there’s more room to add more accents and details. Although I could’ve used larger brushes for her, I ended up using the same brushes I use to paint 1/6th dolls because I don’t like to see brush strokes and thinner applications meant no paint glops!
You’ve got blue eyes now, Snow!
Because of the jutting eye lash sculpt, these dolls can use disposable eyelashes and they look great. I’m not sure if more characters are going to be released for this line in this style but I hope so!