SFM Cloth Dolls with Attitude! NZ

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Gave myself a little challenge today.  There's a Victorian Mannequin at TOTE where I sell my dolls.  I thought it could do with a head, as they are going to change it's dress for the coming season.  This head is made from rolled up newspaper, calico and wadding, overlaid with thick ballet tight fabric.  It is coloured with gesso, watercolour paint, gel pen and prismacolour pencils.
Add a little hair and a hat - yes I know the eye is offcentre, but  I will fix that.  I just wanted to see if I could make a lifesize head.  Actually, it's a bit larger than life, but that might be ok.  Now I know I can make one, I could easily do another.  She looks a bit static, but not too bad for a first attempt.  The theme might be Steam Punk, so I can do something with the wonky eye to make it fit the  theme!  We're going for drama here as the Manniquin is set at the entrance, to attract the gadding crowds!  LOL!


Northbrook Designs said...

Hi Sharon, I think your head is great, full of character, very intense... maybe you could add a monicle to the wonky eye. Think of the character from Harry Potter who had that wonky eye, sorry can't think of his name just now. Whatever you do, it'll be great... Romona