Create Clay Hats and Crowns!

Create  Clay Hats and Crowns!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

FAIRY Mixed Media DOLL











Well, I started this fairy this week and i am moving along...considering i"ve made 2 heads..2 pair of hands and 3 fabric bodies with armatures!!!! I'm not all there when it comes to proportion... i think i get so excited to create this thing...that i dont have the mindset to get "technical" and just figure out proportion...

Ok...this week, i have since ordered a proportion wheel from Jack Johnston, and Katherine Deweys "elvenwork" mats that show proportion of man , woman, and child...they are pretty cool looking, protected in plastic!...

But this doll is staying this propotion, and it looks good to me !....well...the hands are a little big...but she'll hold something...haha...that takes care of that!!! This fairy is a gift! check her out...when i did the (fairy 7 heads_) length thing, It REALLY looked freaky ... i dont know what i'm missing...maybe my style is just a "Bigger head!?"....any input might help!!!








5 comments:

Evelyn said...

I don't think I have ever seen an expression on any of your dolls,as the one on this one. Her eyes are more expressive, like she is showing compassion. I really like this head. What are the tools I see...the wooden board and the big hand? Is it poseable. That's pretty neat. I always look forward to seeing what you are up to. A big hug from me to you

Stephanie said...

I think she is proportioned. and beyond beautiful. Just LOVE that crown. Again, amazing!

Susan said...

colleen, i thought the same thing as evelyn, this doll looks much different than your others
I remember you said you wanted to do one that was more fantasy-like...this one is

Diane said...

Hi, Colleen. I took a trip through your blog today and enjoyed the trip immensely. Your new fairy doll is beautiful, as usual. I agree with Evelyn, the eyes are great. I like the ears also. The idea of having the mermaid hold dancing slippers is terrific. Don't forget to post a picture of the finished doll. You know how much I admire your talent. Keep it up, girl. You're great.
Diane Kearney

BumbleVee said...

I haven't made that many dolls...but, I don't like the proportions they give that are supposedly comparable to human anatomy. I like to make my legs much longer..especially if she is to wear a long gown... it gives the overall appearance of more elegance to me. I don't want a dumpy short thing in a dress that could appear more elegant if there were height.... but, that's just my own thoughts on it. Maybe because I am short...and wish I could have longer legs..hahahhah.....
I'm off to scroll through more of your blog now.....

NY wow

NY wow
dIANE kEELER CLASS

Diane Keeler Class

Diane Keeler Class
Diane Teaching

Diane Keeler class

Diane Keeler class
Class Picture

Sculpting a Childs face

Sculpting a Childs face
My face ..Day 2 ..ready for EARS!

Working on a new face now!!!

Working on a new face now!!!
Completed face and breastplate

Attached head to breastplate

Attached head to breastplate
The clay is very dirty..the cleanest i can get it!

After Face Make up

After Face Make up
WOW...it gives a translucent glow...hid the dirt!

Removable wig...not styled or cut yet

Removable wig...not styled or cut yet
Goat mohair that was dyed and combed

Now she's styled!

Now she's styled!
But it is a wig...it will be glued when i'm ready!!!

Painted Face...still needs brows and lashes!

Painted Face...still needs brows and lashes!
She will be sealed with Duncan flat mat as soon as it comes in the mail!

Cloth Pixie body fit under breast plate...

Cloth Pixie body fit under breast plate...
After drawing and sewing a million body parts....

Girly girl "21" charms

Girly girl "21" charms
Angelica's 21st birthday charms

Devon with his creation

Devon with his creation
Devon and his monkey boy

Devons Doll that he made from a pattern

Devons Doll that he made from a pattern
Monkey Boy

another charm group

another charm group
Debbies Charm

Leapord tube charm

Leapord  tube charm
The diamond shape is a soldered glass bead.

Wax medium melted over polymer clay face....

Wax medium melted over polymer clay face....
She's getting there..i think this hair suits her better..she needs eyelashes and ears

Odd Vintage bug- like Fairy

Odd Vintage bug- like Fairy
Just the idea

Clay Window glazed with Utee

Clay Window glazed with Utee
Stamped Utee glazed "Charms"

Clay Charms

Clay Charms
Making a mold from a charm to make more charms!

Charming

Charming
Clear tubing and stamped Utee

Charming!!! ....REALLY!!!

Charming!!! ....REALLY!!!
Soldered Vintage photos

Charming!!! ....REALLY!!!

Charming!!! ....REALLY!!!
Soldered Charms

Journal Day with Tery and Stephanie

Journal Day with Tery and Stephanie
Creating an Art Journal

Stephanies journal

Stephanies journal
of course..completed first!!

New Art Journal

New Art Journal
Journal made from SCRATCH!!!

Art journal EMBELLISHMENTS

Art journal EMBELLISHMENTS
Clay, Stamps, Utee

Inside cover

Inside cover
Material and free motion stiching

Celeste

Celeste

Celeste up close

Celeste up close
Celestes shirt is made from gessoed and tinted lace with free motion embroidery

EVA

EVA
She is with her new mom Evelyn