She is finished as of 5/7/09. Bottom picture shows original concept sketch. I stayed pretty close to the original design--even had the odd head pom pom things on top of her head. For some reason, I drew her corset on backwards ;p. The corset is a beautiful and extremely detailed antique doll's corset. The bust is in my etsy shop.
I was going back through pictures of my old work today and came across a picture of the first head I sculpted about ten years ago. I didn't know much about sculpting at that point, but I was eager. I kept the head (which is about 3/4 of an inch tall) because I wanted to remember it. I am glad it's small because it's so awful looking to me now :].
Circa 1998: It's a beautiful young woman.... do you see it?
2008--one of the newest heads I've sculpted.
It's amazing to look back and see how far you can go when you really want something. I am always excited to see new sculptors. Who knows where they will be in 1 year or 5 if they keep at it? It's wonderful to see work evolve and transform.