Thursday, March 20, 2014

The Mysteries of Broceliande Forest: beginning the journey

          I am starting a new complex project that is inspired by one of my favorite books by Gillian Bradshaw. This is going to be a learning experience for me, since it is not just one doll, but a composition… Don't want to talk too much about it yet, since there is so much to do and to learn. I am sure there some bumps and frustrations are on the way…

However I am happy to share my first steps on "The Mysteries"

 Research is a big one. I had to look at a lot pictures costumes of nobility in of 11-13 centuries, since this is what my personage "Marie" is going to wear. Pinterest is awesome source for things like that!

Yet it is too early for that yet. Good armature and sculpting of head and hands took a couple of weeks… Here are the first steps:
This time, the polymer of choice is "Fimo Puppen"  

"Genesis" heat-set oils is my favorite medium for painting on polymer. It allows more control and time to work, but also is applied in gentle even "blush", that acrylic doesn't provide. I heat-set my oils in between layers before I add more. It helps to avoid mess and blotches of color.

Here is my "Marie" The head is ready along with her hands and neck.

Time to work on strong armature and put her body together…