A few days ago I wrote a post about making an articulated rider read about that here.
I said I would work on a tutorial for you all and here it is.
You will need.
~Wire, this is how the rider moves so it needs to be soft enough for you to bend with your hands but firm enough to hold weight without colasping.
~I use felting wool for the hair but there are probably other things that can be used.
I'm not great with words so let me know if something doesn't make sense.
Making the legs for the rider.
You want to make a 'U' shape with two 'L's for the feet.
It is made from one peices of wire, make sure it is the right size for your horse and in scale.
This is for the arms make sure you have enough length, as this also adds strengh to the core.
This is the wire the head will go on, this is when I bent the arms at the shoulder hight for the rider.
I then use tin foil to make the 'flesh' of the rider. As tempting as it may be to do all of the legs in one go you want there to be a sort of gap to the knees and elbows.
Gizmo would like to politely ask what on earth is going on.
The shoes head and gloves are made from clay. I use polymer clay as it can be baked so it is hard quickly. You want to poke them with the wire first so they can be attached later with ease.
While the clay is baking you can make your rider clothes. Either this ones hoody is too bulky or the legs are too skinny either way something is off.
This is where I got bad at taking photos but all that is left to do is paint the head. Give your doll hair and take some photos.
Let me know if this is helpful or you have any questions.