Anyway... after a few days of feeling as life like as a deflated lead balloon and sleeping lots, I've finally had a good day and boy did I use it!
Project "Pob doll"... mission - create a doll caricature of my brother as he was at 17 to send in his place to his uni mates reunion.
Now some things have to be said.
"Caricature - A representation, especially pictorial or literary, in which the subject's distinctive features or peculiarities are deliberately exaggerated to produce a comic or grotesque effect."
And, my brother did grow into his ears and is now a pretty handsome chap.
|Too much like a pumpkin..|
|better.. I think|
|Front, back and ears!|
Eventually I settled on the shape and then it was all easy going, just piecing the parts together. I drew a face on it, embroidered it.
Now I have a mass of red hair to sew on the head... Then I'll finish the stuffing, stitch him up, and make some clothes for him.
Still a way to go yet! In hindsight I made the features of the face too big. And the ears a maybe a bit low. And do the french knots really look like freckles? Hopefully the hair will make a big difference... frankly right now he looks pretty freaky!