I've used the name "Batchix" on the net since
1996 when I was still in high school and started using the net to
make interactive paperdolls called KiSSdolls. Now, 10 years later,
I am a 25+ artist with a degree in Interactive Media- which is a fancy
way of saying I can do art and I know how to use a computer. My real
love is sculpting and working in three dimensions. Although I started
out as a computer animation major, then a sculpture major, I only
completed one year of either degree. I learned the basics of plaster
mold making as a sculpture student. Since then I have taught myself
how to sew doll clothes, sculpt, and cast in resin and silicone.
For sculpting I use paperclay for the heads and super sculpey firm(gray)
for the bodies. I sculpted the dolls from scratch, then did junk casts
of the entire body. From those molds i cast the dolls in plaster and
smoothed all the lumps and bumps, then re-cast the dolls in silicone
again. From those casts came the final casts.
At the moment I live in Kansas with my husband of 7 years and a round
orange cat. My other cat lives with my parents in the St. Louis are,
and I can be found there at least three or four times a year. Sculpting
and sewing are my full time jobs at the moment, so I guess I'm a professional
My biggest influences on my sculpting and design aesthetics are Brom,
the pre-raphealite painters, Jody Lee, Labyrinth, the Last Unicorn
and various models and actors who's features I enjoy. I have a thing
for noses especially. At the moment one of my favorites is Christian
Bale. I'm also a hopeless fangirl for Batman(Batman the Animated Series
and Justice League being my favorite), Transformers, Teenage Mutant
Ninja Turtles, Drizzt and Zak, Firefly, and Mercedes Lackey's books.
Outside of my dolls I collect cartoons and props for my dolls. I'm
a sucker for miniatures which is why I'm working on a 1/12th scale
doll for my next project.
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