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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Trial and Error


Working on a new-to-me doll design.  Drawing over and over again.  Going through three different designs before I found one that pleased me. Working head, shoulders, arms, legs to meet my satisfaction.


Finally a design I can live with - now on to the next steps.  Once the basic design is obtained lots of other little decisions crop up.  How do I want to attach the arms and legs? Shall I draw the face, stitch the face? 

And then the biggest decision of all -- who do I want this doll to be?  Am I looking for whimsical, vintage, historical -- what of myself do I want to add to this doll?  That part is just now developing in my mind.  Hopefully I now have a workable blank canvas on which to express myself.

"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes.  Art is knowing which ones to keep." - Scott Adams

5 comments:

  1. I look forward to the finish of this doll to find out how it all turns out.

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  2. Decisions, decisions... Still, all the thinking time helps to ensure that the answers arrive when you need them!

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  3. This is my favorite time in the dollmaking process...when the possibilities of who the doll is going to be start to take shape!

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  4. I like the shape of this one - it'll be interesting to see where your creativity takes you with the finishing.

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