Friday, 25 September 2009

fearful tragedies of the sea...

call it living by the sea but lately i've had the hankering to get some sailor stories into the 3rd dimension. have you read, "the road," by james hanley? "poor sailor," by s.a. harkham which is inspired by the fantastic, "at sea," by guy maupassant?
well, you should.
once i got my fancy on to make some sailor dolls with accompanying gear and tale i looked into sailor stories and came across those.
do you know any others?

yesterday i went into the studio with these sketches under my arm. it's funny how sometimes when you start doing something the only thing you really want to do is go home, make cookies, cake or lord knows whatever other laborious baked good. but then, if you stick with it(and i mean stick with it) you get to this point where you become utterly engrossed. this can happen a lot with me and head building. at the beginning they're just SO ugly and sans a shred of personality. but then, the little mo' fo's starting getting grit and you can't stop until you're done.
i guess that's what the folks back home would call inspiration.
well... i left that studio one happy lass last night. quite happy with the sketch/object translation. these kids got spunk!
now.. only the appendages follow.

empecer algo aveces me cuesta más que ir a misa. últimamente me veo muy interesada en hacer muñecos inspirados en los cuentos de marineros. esas antiguas fabulas de tragedia que te llenan tanto de tristeza. si os interesa, haz referencia a las referencias de arriba.
ayer fui al taller con estos dibujos en mano y me senté para hacer los personajes. cuando empiezas algo así, lo único que realmente quieres hacer es volver a casa y hacer de pastelero(thanks dad!). pero si te pones, y repito, te pones, pues surge algo muy entretenido. yo me pierdo, en serio. y na, pues que estoy contenta con la forma que salieron mis personajes en respeto a los bocetos.
ahora solo faltan los brazos y las piernas....

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