Nearly ready. Her dress is wired with very thin copper wire in the hem so that the dress too can be posed. I need to add detail to face and decide what to do about shoes … if anything.
Making a new puppet. Thinking of stopmotion again. The clay for the hands is a new rubber/polymer compound called Cosclay Doll – and it’s flexible! (Providing the puppet is wired first of course.)
Just what I need.
PS. I seemed to get lost with the drawing thing (see previous posts).
Another exercise from Mattias Adolfsson’s Domestika course “The Art of Sketching” brings me the delights of isometric perspective. I really enjoyed this one. It didn’t hurt my head half as much as linear perspective.
Would you believe that no one taught me linear perspective at art school? Though my Foundation course did give me a try at the isometric version. They supposed that we may go on to design things and could need the skill. Good for them. The Fine Art course taught me to just get on with it myself.
But then I didn’t enjoy that part of my education.
One of the exercises on the drawing course is to develop a “selfie” cartoon … a character self portrait. This caused me to use up a lot of pages in the sketch book. And to get really upset. Vanity struggles with realism. Ageing is not a good look for me, never mind the artistic challenge of frizzy grey hair.
I am doing another Domestika art course. This time it is a course by Swedish illustrator Mattias Adolfsson whose complex work has kept me fascinated … and laughing … for some years now. Very pleased to get the chance to learn from his insight on “The Art of Sketching: Transform your Doodles into Art”.
Above all this keeps me drawing every Lockdown day. And ironically is helping me overcome that dreadful “this is ART” feeling which descends upon me like a heavy, tight, Sunday Best hat.
This is a licence to play. Of course, having said that, I am already tearing my hair out.