"I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way-things I had no words for." ~ Georgia O'Keeffe

Friday, March 29, 2013

This is how I drew the head

Ok so let me tell you how I drew the head from my Mini Challenge image.
It is the front of the head we need to keep for the challenge because the back portion doesn't exist at the moment. So first I drew a line like so to seperate the front portion of the head

 Then I traced just the front portion onto a plain sheet of paper
 Then I added the back of the head by hand drawing it to the the front of the head and thus making a whole head like so..
 I then divided the head into half...
 and cut the outlined head like so...
 Then I cut the drawing of the head into half.
 I then lay front piece onto a blank piece of paper and shaped the side of the head as shown
 and then traced it onto the blank paper. It should look like this.
 Then I took the back piece of the head and traced the back onto the blank paper, notice I did not trace the side of the head yet.
 I then took the front piece and overlaid it onto the drawing of the back piece like so and then drew the side of the front piece onto the back piece drawing.
 The image should look like this.

After cutting out the pieces here is the head pattern

Overlay them and walla you have a complete head.

At this point you can decide if you want to shape the back of the head a bit more or not. I think I might shape the back a bit more.
Let me know how you all are getting on with it. I am off to sew the head now.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Mini Challenge

I believe that there is nothing that you cannot get inspiration from. Look at this picture. It was just a piece of string that was lying on the floor and as soon as I looked at it I thought to my self I see a face in that string. Do you see it too?  If you do then you are free to down load it and make a doll head out of the image. How is that for a freebie :) I think I am going to try it just to see what comes out of it. Go on you all can give it a go too. The worst comes to worst it will end up in your bone yard or you may surprise yourself by making the most wonderful doll out of it. you are free to enlarge it as much as you like. The only thing I ask is don't try and change the shape of the front of the head as the challenge is about the face as it is. You will need to draw the back of the head but that is ok.
Actually I got an idea. I will make it into a challenge. There will be prizes for the best 3 doll heads. I will not judge it but will ask some wonderful doll makers to choose their choice of head.  Are you all game for it? Do let me know by leaving a comment.
Please send a photo of your finished heads to me. I will then put them up for judging.

PS - You have till the 4 th of May so plenty of time to get it done


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