*I don't sculpt or sew and I've never made a doll, so be kind!*
I've been preparing for today for the past few weeks. Today Conor Oberst of the band Bright Eyes released his first solo album since ~'96, and to prepare I made a 12" model of Conor himself. I finished him this morning before *we* headed off to the record store. I usually paint pictures of Conor, but thought that I'd do something different to mark the occasion.
He is made from painted Sculpty, some linen, stuffing, thread, love, and **cough**human hair**cough**my hair**cough**
He comes complete with a handle of Jack Daniels.
Clothes--knitted sweater (I made up the pattern as I went along) and jeans made from a favorite old pair.
I feel creepy undressing him...let alone making him in the first place...but here is the construction:
His right leg has "Waste of Paint" embroidered on it (I've never done any embroidery--a lot of firsts in this project!)
And a little closer shot of his head:
What do you think? Spare me the lecture of how unhealthy my obsession has become. It was fun and I'm pretty proud of it even if it may not look exactly like him...think 1997 and squint your eyes?