That will teach me to log onto facebook once in a blue moon - I had completely missed this fantastic post by Ernesto over at Dolldom! The twins Memen and Tomori are celebrating Halloween :D So brilliant! I am sharing a photo here, but have a look at the blogpost for more! Ernesto is an amazing photographer, and this made my day, no week - no month! Year? Go look, please!
I made some clothing available on Society6 & Redbubble, with my illustrations on it. I haven't really done any specific design for my artwork with clothing in mind before, but now I just did some that I would want to wear myself.
I love hoodies, has to be one of my favourite garments to wear ever! Want both my prints on black hoodies :)
I have a ton of boring paperwork to do today, but if I'm quick about it I might have time for some fun paperwork later today! Like continuing work on this illustration:
It's going to be a watercolor painting, but I have to complete the drawing first, background and such! This is a personal project I'm working on when I have time.. More soon!
Last week I completed this illustration, a gothy version of Straw -
Also a watercolor painting.
She can be found on Society6 and Redbubble, as an artprint and also on journals and such!
I did a little character sketch of Straw as well:
And took some time to work a bit on my Redbubble profile, adding sticker versions of some of my illustrations. Fun! Want to order some of these!
Oh, and the little pink & gray centaur girl was another illustration I completed last week, she had been sitting in a folder for a few months, I posted her on my illustrations Instagram as a WIP, 12 weeks ago it seems! :O Poor thing, she was almost forgotten.
I guess I haven't written anything here for a while! Sorry! I've been active on Instagram mostly - too lazy to post things on here.
Here's some of the stuff I've been up to!
I've been drawing and painting a lot! It feels so fresh and spontaneous compared to making dolls. I paint in watercolors mostly.
I've been thinking A LOT about making dolls, and thinking about whether or not I still enjoy it at all. I have come to the conclusion that I do, but that I will probably want to make some from resin in the future, and have someone else do all the moldmaking and casting, even the painting. To be able to spend more time sculpting. I might still make some porcelain dolls, but not as many. I don't enjoy the many long hours spent cleaning doll parts, the uncertainty of paints being over/under-fired and all of the many, many other things that can go wrong in the process! I still love sculpting, of course - could never be without that.
Minky, my dreadlocked surly girl. She's been in my paintings and drawings a lot lately! I enjoy drawing her so much, what a fun character.
Commissioned dress for Marbles :)
Looking forward to making more Marbles - the first two have already sold. Will be making some with wigs, I think! That should be fun.
And I made some fan art! :) My character Minky again, as Rainbow Brite. Fun stuff! Will probably make more fan art soon. Watercolor and colored pencils.
Painting of Straw from the other day -
If you follow my Instagram you can see progress photos of the different stages of my paintings as well! This one is watercolors and colored pencils as well, and white charcoal pencil to add some highlights.
Spent time sculpting this weekend, mostly Straw -
Ooh - Straw! I love her so much! So much emotion in her face <3 She will probably be the first doll prototype I complete that is meant to be cast in resin. I will most likely make one or two porcelain versions, but we will see. Looking forward to completing a doll prototype for resin casting!
That's it - I think I crammed most of the stuff I've been up to since my latest post! But a whole lot more on Instagram that I don't have the patience to sit and upload elsewhere, haha!