Friday, 23 August 2013

A Doll with Antlers and Other Plans.....

  Old costume parties, fancy dress and the fun of a persona that's not entirely you.... Some people have features that could almost be mistaken for that of a specific creature.... We might say that someone has eyes like a cat or is delicate like a little bird...
  My latest creation knows full well she has gentle little Bambi eyes, so to accentuate her deer like qualities she has pulled on a pair of warm, woody coloured pants and a pair of cute antlers. She's given her costume a fancy and theatrical feel by adding a rather large embroidered collar and a glamorous silk blouse. I love the way she looks so delicate on her long and elegant pins.
  I'm definitely hoping to bring you more Cunning Disguise dolls, complete with tails, horns and wings.....Ms Cat  next I think....
Striding through the bedroom!

A very gamine cat.
  I have given my cat girl design a very gamine/Audrey Hepburn look but I may rework her a little when bringing her to life as I so love Simone Simon - the queen of that 'feline look'  If you've ever seen 'The Cat People' 1942 you'll know exactly what I mean, even her voice purrrrrrs!
  Have a super Bank Holiday if you're in the UK and I'll bring you lots of new things soon including Wizard of Oz ramblings, Etsy listings and other illustrations......x 

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Clark the Caddish Fisherman

  Among my seaside themed 'works' I created an image in my head of a handsome caddish fisherman named Clark. After getting this image down on paper I couldn't resist the challenge of bringing him to life!

 Clark was a welcome challenge as I'm not used to making man dollies, however.......

I'm definitely going to work on giving him a little pipe but I've not quite thought through yet exactly how I'm going to do it.

Sat on my work shelves looking cheeky and handsome.

Catch of the day!

Very pleased with his stylish jumper and tweed pants. Think this is possibly his off duty look, when he's sat cosy of an evening in his lighthouse, drinking hot coffee and rum.

  I've decided to stick with my Seaside project over the Summer as I've still got sketches I want to work into paintings and since my time is limited it seems the right thing to do. I will be adding more prints from the collection into the shop next week as well as showcasing some new ones, so keep your eyes peeled.

Movie star looks

  From September I will be finishing off my 'Cunning Disguises' postcard set and hopefully selling the illustrations as prints and creating them as dolls too. I'm especially excited about creating a doll with antlers!

  Hope everyone is having a lovely Summer so far. x