Anatomically correct dolls are hard to come by. Often people use this phrase if their doll features genitalia. However, I feel it means so much more...
When I first started sculpting, my first intention was to get the overall anatomy right. Boy was this a difficult journey! Looking at the master artists it seemed as though some pictures of their dolls were actually photographs of people!
A lot of people can be discouraged by this; thinking that creating a close to perfect doll is some unattainable gem at their current skill level.
I'm here to tell you that everyone starts somewhere. I know you may hear that a lot, but you need to really think about it. Just because you can't see the evidence of a master artists first doll creation attempts... it doesn't mean they don't exist... or were in fact REALLY SCARY LOOKING. You might laugh, but believe me, anatomy is a difficult thing to get right and I can guarantee you that there's an awful lot of people in the same boat as you (or maybe even in a boat worse than yours).
So what can you do to make anatomically correct dolls? The following links will help you on your path.
Male Anatomy (under construction)
Child Anatomy (under construction)
Using a good photo reference is a must if you are first starting out with sculpting. You need to be able to look at a photo and realize what things need altering on your doll to make it look more accurate.
Many people think that
they can sculpt from memory, but very few artists have this talent and
are generally very experienced. It is surprising how many little details
the mind skims over when looking at a face.
These little details, when forgotten on your doll, can make it look very strange and somehow inaccurate. This is usually the reason beginners say their dolls look wrong but they can't figure out why.
Creating an amazing doll does not need to be impossible. Following appropriate direction, you too can join the master artists and doll makers.