I started sculpting an African face about a  month ago and she’s almost done.  As with Devon, she is a combination of inspiration from many black runway models.  I have always loved extremely dark skintones and african features, so I was excited to start this sculpt.  I think she is coming along quite beautifully and she’s almost done.  I can’t wait to see her cast and complete.  In the meantime here is an early shot of the sculpt.  Its gone through many revisions since then.  Her left eye actually had to be carved out at one point and repositioned—I’ll be posting that picture later on.

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  1. Cécile
    Posted 12/09/2011 at 6:16 pm | Permalink

    love it!!

  2. Adrian
    Posted 12/12/2011 at 1:44 am | Permalink

    I simply can’t wiat for her to be ready!!!

  3. Liza Briggs
    Posted 12/20/2011 at 9:18 pm | Permalink

    I am interested in the Ajuma doll and any other darker tone dolls (Hispanic and/or black skins). Please let me know when pre-orders are being taken for this doll.

  4. Manu
    Posted 12/27/2011 at 10:04 am | Permalink

    She will be a pure African Diva, if she is ready to be at PFDF i will be on first line, hope to get her!!!!!

  5. Verna Reidy
    Posted 12/29/2011 at 8:54 pm | Permalink

    I signed up for your news several months ago, but have never received any response. Wanted to make sure I’m notified of future
    offerings. Thanks.

  6. joan sandler
    Posted 01/10/2012 at 1:54 am | Permalink

    still not getting your email announcements.

  7. Posted 01/10/2012 at 6:44 pm | Permalink

    I’m waiting with hoping for good luck)) pre-orders for this doll

  8. Mike
    Posted 01/11/2012 at 10:58 am | Permalink

    The sculpt is Fantastic!! very much looking forward to seeing your beautiful Cretion!!

  9. Nici
    Posted 01/18/2012 at 8:55 pm | Permalink

    Oh id love this to be my first numina – would love to talk about a OOAK doll with you.

  10. Cheryl Cromwell
    Posted 02/14/2012 at 3:28 pm | Permalink

    I love all your dolls…looking forward to this new AA doll. Pleas email me when pre-order start.

    No. 1 Fan

  11. Posted 03/02/2012 at 2:49 am | Permalink

    I would dearly love to own Ajuma. She is going to be stunning. Please put me on the wait list.

  12. Mario Mendoza
    Posted 04/02/2012 at 11:06 pm | Permalink

    Hi there Paul,

    I was going to say, I will be one of the first people in-line for this doll if you ever complete her. I saw your pics of her in both the dark skintone, traditionally black look, and also the medium skintone with light eyes and I love both! I love the tan/ black skinned girls. Naomi Campbell is my favorite model, so you can see why I’m chomping at the bit to get Ayuma, lol.
    I do hope that I can pre-pay you for whatever skintones you make her in ( I hope you make her in both medium and dark skintone!), as I would love to have one example of each skintone. I think she is stunning! Really beautiful work!
    Ayuma will be my first Numina if you give me advance enough notice on when I can put my deposit payment down for her. Really looking forward to hearing from you!
    All the best…a new adoring fan, Mario in San Diego

  13. Lisa
    Posted 04/05/2012 at 11:39 pm | Permalink

    I can’t wait to see how she turns out. I saw Otreria in Haute Doll today and she took my breath away!

  14. Mario Mendoza
    Posted 07/17/2012 at 10:23 pm | Permalink

    Hi there Paul! :o)
    I hope things are going well with you;
    Just putting in my registration again for your newsletter. I know you are busy, so I wish you luck in getting everything done!

  15. Carol O'Donnell
    Posted 09/11/2012 at 9:44 pm | Permalink

    I missed out on Ajuma but would like to be put on the waiting list for the next doll. We meet at Marchas’ BBQ and you suggested that I e-mail you. I know it will be awhile but am looking forward to her.

  16. Patrick Kelly
    Posted 03/17/2013 at 12:56 pm | Permalink

    Sorry that I missed this one…she is stunning. I can not wait for the next beautiful doll to come from you…..

  17. Darren Brim
    Posted 02/09/2014 at 10:28 pm | Permalink

    I am new to your work. It is so beautiful.Perfection. How may I order?

  18. Vanessa Grandberry
    Posted 04/16/2014 at 3:57 pm | Permalink

    Please sign me up as I would love to someday own one of these fine dolls.


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