Today I will be featuring a friend who I met on Instagram, and was kind enough to ask me to create a Nicolpops doll based on himself, ValorsWolf.
ValorsWolf creates energetic, daily fun youtube videos, on his channel ValorsWolf which you can find here, including VLOGs, video game walkthroughs, unboxings, opinions & thoughts (Sometimes not video game related), and much more! He has such an engaging and fun personality, I am so happy to have met him, and create one of my favourite dolls so far!
So why the name?
“I chose it because I love wolves. They are noble creatures with a strong love & loyalty for family and they sometimes are associated with snowy areas which is the weather I prefer ^_^
Also they are fluffy! A little like my hair, aha!
And ‘Valor’ is because it means to have courage & I feel that it is a quality that I want to build most in myself not so much a characteristic that defines me as of yet though.
The ‘s’ at the end is because it's meant to be written like 'Valor'sWolf', loosely you could say my name means Wolf of Courage.”
I love hearing stories like this, and engaging with fellow creatives, it really helps me to understand more about the person behind the name, and create art that is unique to them, which is probably why I enjoy and love creating dolls in the first place, as every doll is completely different and unique, while keeping the characteristics of my personal style.
I especially enjoyed making the tiny wolf hat for the doll, faux-fur lined and everything ;)
All the best!
Various ponderings by me; Nicola Brand: creator of the Nicolpops stitch-punk doll. I dabble with illustration, but my main passion is for knitting, and using mixed media to create one of a kind critters.