So last night I bought paper clay and decided to try my hand at bringing my characters to life. You know, the super big eyes, straight noses, sorta creepy looking but loveable. How perfect for the upcoming show, right? I could totally creepify them even more. Well, I started small and I'll have more pics to share later, but the first thing I made (and don't laugh--this is my first time ever using paper clay and trying to sculpt!)-- is the head of an art doll of one of my characters. The picture is just the actual clay, it still needs to be painted and have hair and everything, but this is the first stage. I have a hole at the top where I will put in a ribbon so this one can be hung. I will make some kind of ghostly, transparent dress that will flow around her body, adding arms and legs as well. I will probably paint her skin all white and give her some freakishly out of control frizzy bed head for hair. I want her, in the end, to have a "haunted" look. So, this is my before and by next week I'll post the "after" pics and we shall see if she lives up to her expectations.
Here are some other art pics I drew from early on, showing the before/after and some of the stages. You can see my other post, Don't Have An Art Attack, where I show some others.
|THE GARDEN Ink drawing on cardstock|
|LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD (before) Ink sketch|
(after) charcoal & oil pastel on 8x8 panel
|WHY ME? (before) pencil sketch (after) charcoal & ink |
decoupaged onto wood and handmade paper (Sold)
|TOASTED (before) Pencil & Ink Sketch|
|TOASTED (after) Framed, Charcoal & Ink 11x14 (Sold)|