I suppose I should have some resolutions, huh?
-Blog more often (especially here. My writing blog has been getting more love)
-Work on new things this year (I have so many new things I want to try!)
-Finish all those projects I have half done (my poor best friend has so many delayed presents...)
-Try to work on something creative every day (writing or art)
-List something new frequently (a few times a week)
Today I'm going to share some of the dolls I've been working on since that'll help with that first resolution. ;) I've got three finished, four in the works, and another two queued up, so I'll start with the ones I have pictures for and post the rest when I'm back on my other computer where I have the photos saved.
First up is the doll I made my friend Niere for Christmas- this is her main character/art muse
This one was fun to make mostly because it was an elf (I love making elves and fantasy plushies) and partly because Niere's an artist, so she had a convenient character sketch that I worked off of. It makes it a lot easier to make specific dolls when I have art or some sort of image to base it on, let me tell ya! And it's kind of more fun, too, because I like trying to make dolls look as close to their art as I can. :)
This doll is mostly crocheted and about 6" tall (like all these dolls). Her pouch is felt and there's fabric and acrylic paints as the corset lacing, necklace, and face things.
Next up is the fairy I made for one of my Plurk friends for a secret santa swap:
It's kinda hard to see, but I painted swirls and dots in green and blue on the dress and wings, and she has a matching painted jewelry. I'm not 100% happy with the eyes, though. For some reason I had a lot of trouble getting these eyes centered (had to frog the doll twice to pull them back out) and I finally got them centered, but they're slightly too close together, which I noticed way too late to fix.
And now for some amusement:
This is the silliness that happens when you make an outfit for a doll, then are too lazy to actually find said doll. LOL! This dress and wings are actually another outfit for my autumn fairy/witch doll (it was a gift for my friend's daughter), but since that doll was hiding deep in a box somewhere, I grabbed the most convenient plushie of the same size to test it out on.
Unfortunately, the nearest plushie was SwampFox, my orc. I guess he's working an extra job as the tooth fairy in his spare time. ;)
And the last doll I'm going to share today is one that's only half done. This is Raff, my current writing character:
He doesn't look like much yet, so I'll share this again when I get more work done on him. Here's one of those times where yarn colors let me down; I had to use this really really pale tan (almost white) because the next color up was too dark. Yarn companies really need to give me "half-elf skintone" because I'm not happy with how light complexioned he came out. Still, it was easier than trying to locate the "kobold fuzzy orange" I need for a later doll, so that's something. LOL!
And look, clay things!
This was before those things were baked and painted, so you'll see them finished when I put them on the three dolls they belong to.
Look for another art update early next week. :)