January 9, 2010
Painting a cloth doll
Columbians are my favorite cloth doll.I could never afford one so I tried to make my own.It took me a while to figure out my dolls would never be Columbian so I just do judith ann dolls.I really am glad I took the class from Susan Fosnot that started me on this doll journey.
The talk about painting a doll on one of my yahoo lists got me inspired to get started on one of my UFO's.
She is coming along.
She will get more shading and hair tomorrow. For now I will share pictures of the process.
I start with 3 flesh colors.Each made from the first blend of white and burnt sienna. One darker, one lighter.It takes very little sienna to make flesh color.
This I learned from Susan Fosnot.Every other color I blend will start with that first blend as its base. Except the black on the pupil.I do not use black any where else when I paint a doll.
burnt umber are the basic.A red, a yellow, and a blue.
The light outline is done with water color pencils.I then use the base color and burnt umber to do the outline.With a small shading brush I lightly blend the outline paint ,so it is not so heavy a line.
I love painting the faces.I do not know why it has taken so long to get back to it.