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Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
Netherlands
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My name is Shirley and I’m a self-taught sculptor. I create fantasy art dolls, mostly Trolls, Fairies and other fantasy creatures from polymer clay.

After drawing and painting for a big part of my life, somewhere around 2011 I discovered the (huuuge!) world of Art Dolls. Overly excited, I ordered my first pack of clay and the sculpting journey began!

Over the years, lots and lots of Trolls and other creatures joined the fantasy family, which is still growing bigger and bigger every year!

Feel free to visit my Website, the Etsy store or my Facebook page :aww:

If you happen to have any questions about the Trolls, the creation of them or adopting them, you can find more info at the FAQ page
Also, feel free to contact me anytime via Deviant notes ;)

Kind regards!

~ Shirley

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Shirley's Studio
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  1. How long have you been on DeviantArt?
    I've been on Deviantart for about 7 years now. I've started sharing drawings first on my first account and later on I discovered sculpting (trough Deviantart!) and created my Shirley's Studio 's page to upload sculpted pieces.

  2. What does your username mean?
    Well, that's easy :D Shirley is my first name and since a lot of sculptors used to call their workspace "Studio" I picked that name too. My username used to be "Tilluna" which was my character in a game I played quite a lot, World of Warcraft :)

    Ian's lost thumb! by ShirleysStudio


  3. Describe yourself in three words.

    Creative, Kind and Shy. I am very shy in real life but am the happiest while being creative and/or while helping people. I find it important to be seen as someone that is always open to questions or chit chat. I'm still learning and I do make mistakes, just like everyone else!
     I love to help other creative minds and give advice or help when they have questions or trouble with their creative process. I think we should all help each other to grow as artists which can make the world smile and enjoy what we are creating!  Ah, this is a tad more than 3 words.. Oops! ;)

    Bent by ShirleysStudio

  4. Are you left or right handed?
    Right handed! But my left hand is very well trained not to squeeze clay while I'm working on a sculpt.. Trial and error..! ;)

  5. What was your first deviation?
    My veeery first deviation was a photo manipulation  but my very first uploaded sculpture was uploaded december 2011. A little fairy. Such a difference with my latest sculpture from this year!

    Nadia the wind element fairy by ShirleysStudio December 2011
    Norin by ShirleysStudio  July 2015

                         

  6. What is your favourite type of art to create?
    I love to sculpt and to sculpt mainly fantasy themed creatures. Since I've discovered the clay medium I was in love with it right away. I used to love drawing and painting but just couldn't make enough progress to enjoy it or to get to a higher level. With sculpting I'm learning so much every day and although I'm miles away from the level that I want to reach, I push myself hard to get better and I don't feel as frustrated as I did with drawing. 

  7. If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?
    I think it wouldn't want to, I love the journey with getting better at what you do. But if I'd have to choose, I would go for drawing :) I loved it in my early years and still enjoy it every now and then. I would love to draw on paper what I have in my head.

    Maud II by ShirleysStudio


  8. What was your first favourite?
    My very first favorite was a drawing of Hiro from the serie Heroes. I loved that show!
    My first favorite that made me try sculpting myself was the work of the lovely :iconlindajanethomas: . My mind was blown away by the amount of detail and the use of fabric and hair. I used to think sculptures only had sculpted clothing and hair and I didn't like that. It was such an eye opener for me how much you could do with mixing clay and other media together!
    Ruby Slippers Face by LindaJaneThomas

  9. What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?
    Sculpted art, especially fantasy creatures like Trolls, Elfs and Fairies. I also love drawn art, fantasy themed. Or pictures of nature... I think I don't have one particular type of artwork I prefer over others :D

  10. Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?

    Oh my gosh! This is an impossible question to answer! I love the work of so, so many deviants that I'm too afraid I might forget to mention someone in this long list. Let's say that I take the time to comment, fav and watch the deviants which works blow me away ;)

  11. If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?

    All of the people I've met on Deviantart that changed my life for the better. I would love to thank everyone personally whom probably have no idea how much I appreciate their comments and adding my work to their favorites etc. You change the life of a person for the better, just doing a relatively small thing like leaving a comment or press the +Favorite button. Please never stop doing that, even tough most artists probably won't respond back for (insert any reason at all), I believe they appreciate the time you've taken to appreciate their work :)

  12. How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?
    Where to start?! I owe so much to the deviants which took the time to Watch me, add my work to their favorites, shared my work and adopted my Trolls from the very early sculpting to now. I mean, I have this as my job now! How insane is that?! All because of the people who supported me along the way, you guys have no idea how thankful I am! :hug: 

  13. What are your preferred tools to create art?
    I have a small set of tools I use, here they are! ;)
    Sculpting Tools by ShirleysStudio


  14. What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?
    Mostly in forest environments or just people I meet along the way. I get inspired by many place :)

  15. What is your favourite DeviantArt memory
    Getting my first Daily Deviation was one of my favorite memories. I was just clicking away on the site only to see my messages go up an insane amount all of a sudden. It wasn't even on my latest sculpt but one from months back so I really didn't understand what was happening! After I noticed one of my earlier sculpts received a DD, I was so happy! I immediately started responding and thanking people for commenting, Watching and adding the picture to favorites. Not much later I got a warning that I was spamming and couldn't post anything on other people's pages anymore for a certain time. Woops! :D

    Let's rest for a moment here, gentlemen by ShirleysStudio My first DD!

    More of my work!


    Little trolls! by ShirleysStudioAngus with his new Chair! by ShirleysStudioBrennis by ShirleysStudio

    Elisa the House Guardian by ShirleysStudioKeenan and AIlis II by ShirleysStudioAlvy by ShirleysStudio

    Hot Air Balloon Travelers! by ShirleysStudio

    Sheldon by ShirleysStudio (anyone recognizing his silhouette gets a virtual cookie! ;) )



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SkekKel Featured By Owner 8 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Your art is so beautiful, heartwarming and cute! I would buy all your dolls from you! They make me happy :XD:
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CrazyLadyDDC Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your little trolls and pixies. Your work is absolutely amazing! I look forward to seeing more!
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ShirleysStudio Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awww! I'm blushing now! :blush: You're so sweet! Thank you very much! :hug:
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Baureal Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Wow a new big THANKS to adopt my lil' Charlie :D !!!
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CabinetFantastica Featured By Owner Edited Jun 12, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi Shirley, really love your work! You're an inspiration :)
I'm Dutch and I know you speak and/or are (part) Dutch, we met at the Castle Fest last year.... will you be there again this year? Would love to have a chance to pick your brain about a few things...
X Angelique
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