Howdy my fine art doll and fantasy friends. I thought I'd show you some of what I am up to. I am working on a big holiday gift project for me and five of my closest buddies. Next year will mark our 30th anniversary of being friends. So I am going to create alter doll egos for the six of us. It is a nice diversion from my graphic novel project. I am going back to my doll making roots by making these dolls in cloth. Fleece actually is what I am using. Each doll will be a different color. I originally thought to use this lovely doll pattern by designer Meo Feroy. It is called Funky Fred. you can see her design pictured below thanks to Dollmakers Journey. However the body is a modified triangle shape which seemed to squat and unshapely. So I decided to alter the body by using one I had designed years ago. I tweaked the head and the limbs a bit to make it work. So thank you Ms. Feroy for a lovely beginning.
This is Funky Fred by Meo.
I decided to start with the doll that will be mine. As you can see he is orange. I love the body shape as it really kind of looks like mine. He doesn't have any hair or cloths yet. So excuse me appearing in the buff here.
Another view of the redesign.
Yes, they will all have little booties and navels. Hey, I am making little fingers and toes so why not the other things right? Anyway, these guys will be fun to dress. I am getting an old shirt from everyone to create cloths for the dolls out of the shirts. Each doll will have a little of each shirt incorporated in the cloths. Unfortunately I won't be able to show all the dolls until after the holidays as I want the dolls to be a bit of a surprise. I don't mind showing mine. I am going to alter the bodies of most of them to be a little slimmer as I am one of the chubbier of the six. I am planning on giving my doll blue hair. Not sure what kind yet.
Hope you enjoy the diversion. Thanks for stopping by.