1. What is a room guardian?
Room Guardians are handmade posable art dolls that protect your home from negative spirits and energies. They can be easily placed on window sills, kitchen shelves, dressers, or wherever to keep watch over the room. Each guardian has a soft faux fur coat and resin casted faces, hands, and feet. Most of them are not plush like a stuffed animal, but they are all bendable and easy to place in different positions.
2. How do I buy a Room Guardian
I often do not have an inventory of room guardians in the shop because they sell out very fast. Sometimes I sell them for a fixed price in my shop, and other times I will auction individuals off on eBay. The best way to be ready for new room guardians is to join my email list.
3. Do you take Room Guardian Commissions?
I used to take a batch of commissions once a year, but as of 2020, commissions are suspended indefinitely. My focus is on my personal work, so I make what I feel inspired to and sell it to the public. If you are looking for a specific design, I am not the artist to come to, but if you are open to the possibility of one of my original designs striking a spark for you, you can join my email list to receive announcements for upcoming room guardians. I am acquainted with many other doll artists that might be open to commissions. Shoot me a message, and I would be happy to send you links.
4. How much does a typical Room Guardian cost?
Room Guardians vary a lot in price depending on complexity. The lower end averages about $800, and the higher end can cost over $3000, with most ranging somewhere in between.
5. How big is a typical room guardian?
A bipedal room guardian normally stands between 11 and 14 inches, and a quadruped’s back stands around 6 to 8 inches. Here is a rough size reference.
6. How long does it take to make a room guardian?
On average, I make a room guardian over a period of two to three days, but complex ones can take up to a week or more.
7. Do you make tutorials?
Yes! Support me on Patreon to see my full process with video tutorials and WIP pics.
8. What materials do you use for your armatures?
Most of my room guardians start off with a chicken wire frame for the main body that is then beefed up with aluminum foil. I use Jeton Joints for my plastic ball and socket armatures. They work great for bendy necks, spines, tails, and some legs. I use copper wire for parts that art too small for the plastic armature.
9. Where do you buy your ball and socket armatures?
I purchase the ball and socket armatures by the foot at www.crscrafts.com or from Morezmore on ebay. I use 1/8 inch for most necks and tails and the smallest 3/32 inch for legs and thin tails. I use 3/16 for bigger guardians that need more support.
10. How posable are Room Guardians?
Room guardians all have posable arms, necks, and tails. Some room guardians have thighs that do not bend, but many of them do. Normally the spines do not bend, but there are exceptions. It's best to check the details of each individual room guardian to see how it bends. Here is a short video detailing the posability of an average room guardian
11. Do you use real fur?
Some of my older room guardians have real fur pelts. That is because I used to make room guardians from real fur, but starting January 2015, I made the switch to faux fur for personal and ethical reasons.