Thursday, June 2, 2011
Life Drawing for Dolls
Have you ever made a doll which looked as though it wasn't balanced? Did you check if the ear was aligned with the ankle? This was one of the great tips we all learnt from Bobbi at the May meeting of Hello Dollies, with a brief introduction to life drawing basics. We actually learnt a lot more about the proportions of the body, how to create a mood and feeling by changing stance, tilt of the head, and drawing the face - all really useful for creating dolls, either realistic, fantasy or caricature.
There was also the now expected wonderful range of finished work for "Show and Tell", including warm woolly scarves, women warriors, Gail Wilson collectibles and a period doll in Gail's style and romantic fantasy soft sculptures. Four of our members had also attended the Newcastle Creative Embroiderers' retreat and explained the beautiful work from their weekend - a redesigned, upcycled stylish denim skirt, art textiles, and art dolls.
And just a reminder - next meeting the" Seasons" ( make your own fabric) challenge dolls will be unveiled. If you would still like to join in this challenge, please call the shop for a pattern... really looking forward to seeing these wonderful creations. I am very busily now working on mine to have it ready!