Here is what my second sketch looks like with hair and a clown's hat!
Friday, 1 May 2015
Some More Friday Faces!
Hello and Welcome to Magpieheaven. Over at Kim Dellow's Art It Friday she's asking us to show our face again! This is such a great idea to share the portraits we have been creating and last week I really wanted to link up, as creating faces is becoming something of a passion for me and I had really enjoyed being a part of the fun the previous week. Then time just flew by, life was hectic and a bit stressful and I hadn't the time to draw and blog. Today I was determined to show what I've been up to. I've several friends with birthdays in May and I wanted to make them peg dolls with an individual look in the form of hand-drawn faces! I started with a couple of sketches:
I didn't want to give either of them much in the way of hair, as I wanted to see how I might change the character of my portraits once they were reduced, on my dolls and given a new hair-do! The lady on the right was a copy of a model from the Alexander McQueen exhibition at the V and A. In the photo from which she was copied, she has her hair tied back and butterflies all around her hairline like a butterfly coiffure! The sketch on the left is a fantasy creation: she might be a medieval or Renaissance lady, almost nun-like with the black and white surround. I used pencil, Pan Pastels and water-colour to create these and fixed them with some PaperArtsy Satin Glaze before scanning them into the computer and re-sizing them for my dolls.
I think adding a red bobbed hair-cut really changed her quite a bit, transforming her from a pious mystic into a rosy-cheeked little girl.
You might remember this face from the week before last - my tree sprite? Here she is a little different just from the re-positioning of the hands.
I've been playing with my peg dolls before sending them out! Photographing them having little conversations with each other!
I'm now wondering if I could have a go at creating some caricature likenesses of friends to place on peg dolls for gifts - quite a challenge! Thank You so much for stopping by and taking a look at my peg doll portraits this Friday! I might have another portrait to share a little later this evening too! It would be great if you could join up with Kim and show your faces on a Friday! Have a lovely creative weekend.