Hi Everyone I'm reviving an old idea this week. This design goes back about threee years and came from using plant material to make moul...
Hi Everyone I've got a busy day today (I'm out and about most of them day) but I'm hoping to spend some time updating my knittin...
Thursday, 25 October 2012
Considering 'the face' and other things
Another dull today today - it's not raining now but it could ...... any minute ! Looks as if this is going to be the pattern today. I will need to find enthusiasm from within !
I have a few pieces of wood to prep for the two new paintings .
Here is a quick look at the faces of the new dolls
Each face shows a different character - ' the whimsical' and the ' the slightly worried' . These faces are very early in their development - having considered their faces, I need to change their 'look' - tweaking around the eyes and mouth.
Talking of faces, I've also been thinking about doing a side view of Miss Mitchell - this is proving a much greater problem than I could imagine. Here she is from 'the front'
I've done a few little sketches - all have gone in the bin. It's quite a difficult thing to do. All my efforts have not captured the essence of the doll and make the character look very odd. The pretty face loses its charm and I feel there is a way to capture it. My latest tack is to make a clay face and look at the profile. It's a big ask for me but I think I will give it a go. Who knows where this one will take me.
My other priority job is to move on the up cycled Aunt Jen
I have some little metal embellishments and some ideas about paint. Will aim to get a more integrated look. I also want to add some 'gloopy' drips somewhere. Will report on any progress tomorrow.
I'm onto Christmas prep. too - it's much to early to talk about Christmas, so I will simply get on and announce things next month.
On another subject, I saw a fantastic piece in Elsie's blog - take a look at the detail
It's a font creator for making fonts on ipad . It looks really exciting. I'm looking into the cost etc. but this seems a great idea for my work. Will talk about this more when I do some more research. This is a picture of the app in action and shows what can be done.
I think that's about all my news to date.
Bye for today.