I just completed a custom order for a doll of Jeff Lynne for a lovely lady. I thought I would share some of my thinking behind the design!
To create the doll, I received a photo of Lynne performing at Glastonbury in 2016 so I based the doll's outfit on pictures from this event. I wanted to find out what kind of guitar he generally prefers, and I found this bit of an interview by Joe Bosso from 2012:
I'm sure you have a pretty nice collection of guitars from over the years. Do you have a tight little set of go-to models?
"... My favorite guitar is a '58 Strat - and the Tele, which is really an Esquire converted to a Tele... "
So, since he prefers the Fender Stratocaster and the Fender Telecaster, Lars 3D printed a Fender style guitar for the doll using his Prusa printer based on this design:
Fender Style Electric Guitar by admica is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution license.
For the doll stand, I embroidered a line from his song Mr Blue Sky: " Mister blue sky, please tell us why you had to hide away for so long, where did we go wrong?", and for the central design, I embroidered ELO, sticking to the colours of the original logo.
And of course, the ever present sunglasses had to be included. These were based on this design:
Putin by REC3D is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution - Share Alike license.
I mentioned in my last post that I was making dolls of figures in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) to raise funds for charities with proven track records for effectively helping people. So, the first charity I've chosen based on recommendations by Give Well is the Against Malaria Foundation. Here are some more dolls I've made. There is a doll of Albert Einstein, Steve Jobs, and Nikola Tesla. You can find them in my Etsy shop and Handmade Amazon shop!