My name is Isabela, I was born in the mid-eighties in Warsaw, Poland. I am self-taught artist, who loves to give items new life, learn and try new techniques.
For past 10 yrs [from 2006] I specialized in painting and converting board game miniatures and wargame terrains…
In the meantime, I learned how to sew clothes and plush toys. Next step in my career was doll customizing – miniatures are static – they have one pose, and are exact the thing sculptor [or game designer] wanted them to be, what was a bit limiting to my creativity. So I wanted something more, new medium, that would allow me to create characters living in my imagination. Then my BFF’s daughter was into Monster High and showed me the dolls… and I thought “If I can paint these tiny miniatures, I could try with dolls… Bigger model – more ways to use it”.
And that’s how it all started. I thought if I can repaint so small parts as 28 mm boardgame figurines, I definitely could try with bigger ones, e.g. dolls. So I tried – and I fall in love with it! I am on this business for a year now, and still don’t have enough time to make all characters I’d want to!
Rise of the Guardians – Jack Frost
T.G. Ayer “Dead Embers” Valkyrie
Final Fantasy IX boss – Kuja
Lestat de Lioncourt from “Interview with the Vampire” movie
BIOSHOCK Infinity Littel Sister – second doll I ever made!
Final Fantasy – Tifa lockeheart
Kiki and Jiji from Ghibli’s “Kiki’s Delivery Service” animated movie
Camren Bicondova inspired Selina Kyle
MARVEL inspired Emma Frost doll
These are still waiting for adoption – Studio Ghibli inspired Mei and Satsuki from “My Neighbor Totoro”
Harley Quinn before-after picture
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