quarta-feira, 28 de setembro de 2016

Silent but not dead - my ongoing projects

Hi everyone!

Its true, I did finished my first oil painting where I used the paper epoch props I made and the reactions couldnt have been better!

So much so that once again I fell into a "so if everyone enjoys my works in general, why cant I sell anything?!" specially now that we'de really need extra money to see if either I could get a studio for myself and thus relieving the house from all of my stuff OR getting a bigger house for both as meine Frau is also a creative person (+ 4 cats (all in a tiny house!!))!

It has been like those days where nothing seems to work although you have a strong feeling that "yes, it will work!" but then ...
And yet again everyone seems to like my work, doesnt or didnt made sense!

Anyways .............. today is Wednesday and its my favourite day of the week, why? Because I was born on a Wednesday and thought it was enough of self pity, so I started to do some of the stuff that had been planning but feared starting due to space.

Here's some of the ongoing projects:

Etsy or no Etsy? Is it worth? Humm... Eitherway started a few new little dolls just in case ;)

Remember the horse post? After much thinking started finally the legs on one of them with a cardboard pattern, wire and paper clay on top.
Somewhile ago I started to make, in expandable foam, a cat shape and the idea was to do a cast out of this in order to be able to do as many cats as I like. Today the idea reversed and, well, decided to work on the cat for me, no use for casts of cats to reproduce.
Want a cat as "prop" to also use as model on future paintings.
There is already some material for a second painting but there's something that lacks, the cerise sur le gateau: a greyhound's headin order to paint.
So I started one from a balloon, a toilet paper cardboard roll and covered it (or started to) with paper clay

I will explain them a bit deeper if/when the projects will have an end. :)

In the meantime I've also been trying to expand my doll collection (from myroyaldolls.wix.com/myroyaldolls), trying to improve some that I dont feel that are very well portrayed or got broken in the meantime, etc.

Thanking you all for the support, nice comments and followers,


terça-feira, 20 de setembro de 2016

Mid 16th century hat III - FINISHED!

Hi everyone!

Its been almost a month since I wanted to post the finished mid 16th century hat but somehow the whole constructing things became a bit non sense and not only I turned more into doll making, but also, once having the other hat with the ruff together, alongside that video you probably watched on my facebook page I've also started a painting (which has been slightly draining my attention and energy from whatever.

Anyhow (!), so on the last post I said I wasnt pleased with its "roof" so I've replaced it with two sheets of cereal cardboard and then covered with newspaper paper pieces and glue.
Again gave a coat of sheets of toilet paper to equalize the overall texture, and around the brim, like on the other hat, little toilet paper rolls to fake the stiches.
 Now everything pretty much finished it was time to re-paint all with some coats of black tempera.

As for decoration I went again to have a look upon the French Valois Kings and came up with making in cereal cardboard some sort of cross like "thing" unto which I glued a square made of cardboard where I previously had glued a plastic red or white "diamond".
 The rest was to glue toilet paper on the edges, paint all in yellow plus a coat of metalic gold  in the end.
Made 5 of them, all glued on the"sash". Think its overall effective and easy to do!
It  looks rather convincing and from that epoch, so YAY!!!
The rest of the decoration, as you can see consist upon a sequence of a red sequin with half a plastic pearl glued on top. The same for the brim which visualy combined looks like a V coming from the sash.
As by then all these sort of hats had a plume this one would have to have one too!
Looking rather different from the one on the other hat, I dicided to try to use the same technique as I use whenever myroyaldolls need a plume - grabbed some sheets of toilet paper and folded each over itself whilst applying glue on the centers. After having already 3 of them I've assembled all on the hat, sprinkled them with some glue diluted in water and let it dry. After dried I remade the same process, glued these new sheets over the first ones and thus created a bit more of... of... dont know, just have a look yourself! ;)
 So in the end the overall result is this:

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