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.


Jan Conwell said...

I think she's great.

Maminka Girl - Loribeth Robare said...

I really like the texture of the stockinette...it adds another dimension that I really like!

Unknown said...

She's beautiful. I love her texture and how you've spoken of the process. So true! I know what you mean about not giving up on a project but it does happen to me (more often than I care to admit). It's nice to know others deal with the same pull and push during making.

Does Google suggest adding a pic to original content? I must have missed that one... Something to think about eh?

Dixie Redmond said...

Thanks - I DO like the texture, too!

Dixie Redmond said...

There's always something to think about. I found my blog feed was being rebroadcast on blogger-index DOT com with all of the content and pictures. Very frustrating. So Google has some suggestions for dealing with that. And having a digital signature which links to your Google+ profile is one way, and putting a recognizable picture of yourself is another way. Phooey! I wrote about it a couple of posts ago.

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

John Wooden