Works in Progress

In addition to the usual mom works in progress I have also managed to sculpt a few Izannah Walker inspired dolls while videoing sculpting tutorials for the Izannah Walker Workshop. When I'm sculpting, I talk, and it's amazing some of the things that I say. Artsy talk like "Trust the process" or "Don't be afraid to be a beginner" or "You don't need to worry about mistakes, because you're making a commitment to your work."

I'm making a pattern for boys' clothing (which is why one of the dolls is wearing red pants. Here are a few closeups of the works in process:

The doll above is in process. I like this picture.

This doll above is going
to be covered with stockinette.
It was painted as a boy but I decided
to do some experimental painting
before I add the knit covering.
A mixture of venetian red gesso
and black gesso makes for
a very rich dark brown.

The doll above is inspired by a doll in Helen Nolan's book. She will also be getting a layer of stockinette and then will be painted.


Robin's Egg Bleu said...

I'm in awe that you can work on five at a time! I can only concentrate on one thing at a time, my mind cannot multitask I suppose! I love the coloring on the black doll.

Annie Beez said...

Wow! They all look great!

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

John Wooden