Handmade Dolls Inspired By Characters From Games, Movies And Pop Culture

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 definetly 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!


#1 Camren Bicondova inspired Selina Kyle

#2 Final Fantasy IX boss – Kuja

#3 T.G. Ayer “Dead Embers” Valkyrie

#4 Lestat de Lioncourt from “Interview with the Vampire” movie

#5 BIOSHOCK Infinity Littel Sister – second doll I ever made!

#6 Final Fantasy – Tifa lockeheart

#7 Rise of the Guardians – Jack Frost

#8 Kiki and Jiji from Ghibli’s “Kiki’s Delivery Service” animated movie

#9 MARVEL inspired Emma Frost doll

#10 These are still waiting for adoption – Studio Ghibli inspired Mei and Satsuki from “My Neighbor Totoro”

#11 Harley Quinn before-after picture


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