We reached the conclusion quite a while ago that your sculpts are the highest quality of any artist offering. Technically, your sculptures are flawless. Anatomically, the details are superb. Artistically, you are able to capture with realism a wider spectrum of facial types, expressions, and ages than anyone else. And your aesthetic sense in color schemes is wonderful. Your sculptures seem to be caught in the act of living. I love it! And I believe I’ve mentioned before, but no one else’s finished clay feels the way yours does either. I suspect that has everything to do with sculpting technique & baking practices.
The entire process of buying from you is a pleasure. There is the beautiful auction lay-out. The friendly e-mails. The professional, but personalized shipping. Never any breakage. Never any lost packages. Never a delay of a week or more before you ship. Your pride in your work and your love of sharing your creations is very apparent.
I feel joy when I look at your sculpts. Joy that it seems to me comes personally imbued in each creation directly from you. I think it is a very rare gift to be able to translate your own apparent personal joy in this creativity and share it so entirely with your audience.No one else seems to communicate so much of the energy of their creations into the final form. Much less to do so with technical expertise. You are most impressive!
Deb Wood, you are nothing short of a master of your craft. I’ve poured over your online work …gasped and stared at your finished pieces, silenced by your talent. To say I am enamored and awe stuck would be an understatement. On one hand, I want to burn everything I’ve ever created and hang my head in despair…on the other, I want to create more and more, striving to become half the artist you are.
This mere mortal can only marvel at your talent and settle for what I can. Thank you, Deb, for everything. Please never stop.
Write a book…I want to buy it and read it again and again (sign mine please).
DEB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! After I picked up my lower lip, lol, all I could do was STARE AT HER FOR AN HOUR!!!!!!!! GORGEOUS, BEAUTIFUL, CLASSY, DETAILED, HER EYES ARE ALIVE, her FACE is stunning!!!!!!! COSTUMING LOVELY!!! THE WINGS look fit for an ANGEL! And her SKIN…the coloring is PERFECT!
Well, you’ve gone and done it Deb…spoiled me from other artists. I tell ya lady, once someone has one of yours, they’ll be very picky and scrutinize anyone else’s work. You raise the bar! Hmm, I wonder if I should go back on your commission list and get in line just in case, I want another Deb fae!
My daughter and I just spent some time on your website. She kept saying, “Oh, that is my favorite!”, with every click. There are many I haven’t seen and many more that took my breath away. I love your work and am grateful to have someone like you in the world that can create such beauty week after week.
Your live seminar marks the beginning of my being able to learn to be a doll maker. You are a master and great teacher and your work is amazing. Every time I looked at your sculptures I thought about how natural they look. I was so impressed with your description of how you set Rhapsody’s skirt to flatten the seam! I thought only crazy bridal gown designers thought like that! Your technique for making the leather bustier was so convincing it completely fooled me.
I am now really tuned in to the importance of understanding the structure of the human body and will immediately start learning about muscles and skeletons. I know I asked a load of questions and hovered behind you all the time, but for me it was a critical opportunity to understand the basics of doll making and seeing you working was a giant help.
Thank you for your generous sharing of your knowledge and the encouragement you gave to everyone.
Just writing to say that I always enjoy light bulb moments when I’m learning to sculpt and particularly with you, Deb, as you’ve given me 2 now – the first was on the Flower Fairy tutorial where I discovered the little kink in the neck when making an armature and now here on the Jolly Old Nick tutorial there’s another – and that’s the dot of rose in the corner of the eye, then washed along the inner eyelid with alcohol – killer! Another “I will always do that from now on” moments that I could have gone years without realizing how to do it properly. THANK YOU DEB
Deb- you are a born teacher –you have such wonderful talent and a way of expressing a comment that says it all in a few short sentences! To be able to give an honest and good critique while smiling and being gentle is an art-------This is such a great opportunity for all of us and if this is a new adventure for you- I want to sure be in on the coming ones!
This being such a large class, it will be near impossible to please everyone, all the time – so please, just keep on giving it your best effort and we will all be the winners! You already have shown me more than in any other class I have taken – I can’t wait for the coming weeks, thank you so much -
I just have to let you know, your information and detail is beyond any other persons I have seen, I learnt more in one night of reading your classes than I have in the last 2 years. You are amazing, keep up the good work and Thank you so very much for sharing.
I am very privileged to have stumbled across your art at a time when I can afford to acquire it for my very own. But your art speaks to me from the photos of your sculptures as well. Even were I not to have any for my own collection, I can feel wonder & vibrancy as I look at pictures of your works.
Deb, I greatly enjoy all your projects! You are a fount of knowledge and you graciously share it with us all. I wish I could afford to take all your classes, but I take every one I can swing. Thanks again for these yearly freebies you give to us.