Employing the obsidian black resin skintone and Pham's latest female sculpt, Salix, Dolldom's muse is much inspired by the grand Alek Wek.
To achieve the monochromatic look, Pham applied a coat of satin varnish over the resin. Pham explains the challenges: "Once the varnish is on, anything a deep black underneath will lighten slightly because of the matting agent in the satin varnish, so a deep black will now show up unless a gloss varnish is used. To realize the face-up, I used a special black called Black 3.0 that is both matte and absorbs most of the light spectrum, so it doesn’t bounce back much light, making it a deep matte black."
Luula is the epitome of Pham's artistry and of his firm belief that beauty is truly beautiful when it reflects the human spirit.
Dress by Tonner Doll for Antoinette