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« on: January 24, 2008 03:32:30 PM »

So I was somewhat inspired by this project by teapotdnky to make this. When I started, I was freaking out about being nominated for North Carolina Governor's School and not having enough pieces to choose from for my portfolio, so when I saw that project, "clay + canvas" instantly went into my brain as something really cool to do.

This is on 12x16 canvas. Originally, I sketched a drawing on paper and then transferred it to canvas w/tracing paper. From then on it was all experimenting!











I don't know how many hours total I worked on this, but I worked on it off an on for about two weeks.

The sweater is one of my favorite parts. I really thought doing a knitted sort of pattern would add great texture to the picture (I thought about this before I even knew what I was going to draw!). As you can see, the lips don't really look like they did in the original drawing, which is probably the only thing I'd change about this. But sculpting isn't really my area, so I'm pretty happy with how it turned out in that respect. The hair was the most time-consuming part, obviously. Tongue The background was completely random and pretty much thought up on the fly today, but I like it. Cheesy I think I had a bit too much fun with the pearlescent pigments though...much too shiny. Oops.

This is my first time posting a project, so thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2008 03:36:32 PM »

oh wow..very very spiffy! The eyes are wonderful!

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« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2008 03:39:13 PM »

This looks really, really good! The knitted sweater is my favourite part ^_^
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« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2008 03:46:56 PM »

This is amazing!
Great Job
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« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2008 04:03:50 PM »

thats such an awesome idea it came out really cool
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« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2008 04:35:26 PM »

Wow  Smiley I love this, great job
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« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2008 09:12:33 PM »

Wow, that is great!  I don't think I have the patience for something like this!
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« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2008 09:14:51 PM »

Wow!  I love the texture of the sweater.
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« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2008 12:46:30 PM »

so cool! i love how you made the features of her face actually stand out. definitely a great project!
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« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2008 01:23:51 PM »

VERY nice job!!    How big is it?  Did you bake it on the canvas, or create it on glass or plastic wrap, etc., then bake and glue onto something else?  (Definitely have to add this to my links for polymer paintings, if you don't mind.)


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