Miss Double Stockinette

Creations in process go through ups and downs.  

Art is about a search. Some creations go through many stages.  You may need to start again.  You have something in your mind that you are trying to achieve. You try to achieve that, but the stages in between can mean lots of decisions.   I wasn't quite finished with this sculpt, but I liked where it was going.  I finished the sculpt and then put knit fabric over.  

It was okay from the front, until I gessoed it.   
Then all kinds of things I didn't like were revealed. 

I have a really hard time giving up on a creation.
So I decided to add another layer of ribbed stockinette fabric
and use this doll as an example of how to apply stockinette.

I painted on a layer of Elmer's wood glue 
to get the fabric fibers to lay down.

I kind of liked it in the stage above.  
The rib is a little too prominent.
And I lost some detail of the sculpt 
with two layers of stockinette

 Primed with a flesh tone.
Features penciled in.
I had her eyes way too big,
so I repainted over the tops of them.
Now they are a bit too small.
She needs eyebrows and ears. 
I may repaint her eyes completely.
The stockinette is still too prominent.

But there are some things I like.
She has a few more paintings sessions to go.
I've learned that they can change a lot in process. 

Dixie Redmond

Google tells me I should put a picture of myself in my posts to help prove authorship.
I'm not in love with this idea, but am trying to make sure my content isn't scraped.

"Do not let what you cannot do
keep you from doing what you can do."

John Wooden


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