Hello everyone, hope you had a fantastic Christmas! I personally had a very quiet dinner with my parents - er, as quiet as you can whilst hacking and coughing - we've all managed to catch the cold >.<
But anyways, I'm excited to say that these dolls are finally finished! I actually finished them a while ago, but only got around to photographing/blogging about them now.
I found these blank wooden dolls online, on an Etsy shop, earlier this year, but couldn't figure out what on earth to do with them. I had several ideas - I wanted something ornate, and intriguing, but also something that fit in a single cohesive theme. I finally settled on a fairy tale-ish look - as you can see here, I'm referring to the unabridged, dark, messed up, non-Disney-fied kinds. C:
First I sketched out some ideas, mostly for the bigger dolls. Naturally I wanted the biggest one to be the most ornate and eye-catching. Initially I was thinking of a more greyscale color scheme, with only a few splashes of pink here and there. I later figured that that was incredibly boring.
...and then fleshed out the designs onto the dolls.
Laying down the paints - also, my embarrassingly messy desk.
Here's a shot of the back, which I referenced from some vintage fabric and freehanded with ink. I'm really happy with how it turned out!
The little ones were a challenge to do!
I had a lot of fun doing these. The dolls have been varnished, dried and are available for purchase in my Etsy shop. Have a great day!
Hey Seattle! Starting this upcoming weekend I will be doing a few local shows for the holiday season. These are some really great events! Stop by if you are in the neighborhood, get some Christmas shopping done and support small local businesses :) I will be selling my prints, originals, necklaces and greeting cards at each of these.