Monday, July 22, 2013
Two Little Mucha Babies: Splash the Sea maid and Little Su the Cook
Hello luvies! Happy Monday, I hope yours went like magic. The last two weeks here have been crazy hectic. Got my apartment painted and some things fixed up by the manager and building owner. So there's been lots of people coming and going. Haven't got much done in that whole while, outside of a new paper doll and lots of sketches and some drawings that are currently on the colouring table. Including one for Summer Of Colour run by the lovely and talented Kristin of the wonderful Twinkle, Twinkle blog. (Which I highly recommend you go check out for some delightful and inspiring art awesomeness!) Which sadly I missed because I just can't seem to draw fast enough. *laughs*
So today I bring you two little paper dolls. I'll start with Splash, the little sea maid. She was created for Cameron of Paint Myself Pretty during her Mermaid swap last year. I'm still so in love with the piece she sent me. I thought I had already had this little girl up on my blog, but when I did a search, I couldn't find it. And I'm much happier now, knowing that I've corrected it. Ha ha, yeah! Since I've been busy with my book project lately, and had no time to create something new, I was also going to submit this to the July Auction for Femme Thou Art Collective . I missed that too darn it! My laptop hasn't been feeling well lately, so I couldn't get it posted in time. But I have next month to make up for it. Splash is the largest out of my dolls, probably due to her very large tail. Her tail is sort of based on the movements of a washcloth underwater. You know the kind you used to play with as a kid at bath time. And she holds a small trident, ready to jab in the bottom anyone out of line. *laughs* The background is one that I had on my USB file and can't remember where I got it from...but it suited this little maid very well.
Second little doll I have for you is Su:
Su is from the children's manga, "Shugo Chara Chan!" (English Translation: Guardian Character Chan!) There are four of these super cute characters in the book. I chose Su because she has to be the most girl-y and sweetest one out of all of them, and well, she also happens to be green, which is one of my favourite colours. She loves to cook, eat and clean...but I think eating comes out on top for her. And boy, is she ever the master little chief! She can cook anything, a skill I can only dream of. Now, unlike Splash or any other of the little dolls, she's my smallest. I couldn't make her as tiny as she is in the books, about 10 inches, I think, but I could bring her about as close as. Even with that she'd still be larger than the manga character. *laughs*
I made a little wire whisk and a green bowl, to match the egg she hatched from (yes these little girls are hatched from very tiny eggs in the story), full of whipped cream. For the background I used an opening title page from "Curly Locks" from one of my children's rhyme books. The saying at the bottom really goes well with Su's personality and describes her to a tee.
Well, that's all for this week my dear bloggie friends. Thank you always for coming by to visit. Wishing you all a wonderful, creative and delicious week. Strawberry Cheers!