In the Light of Day

After five months of hand-sewing, thousands of sequins and a giant-size bottle of Mod Podge Extreme Glitter, my Elsa doll is finally finished and just in time for Spring!

Elsa is, of course, property of Disney and I mean absolutely no copyright infringement by this work. Immense thanks to Brittney Lee and Jennifer Lee for Elsa’s character and design, and for inspiring me to create what is easily my most ambitious custom doll to date.

Materials used:
Doll: Iplehouse Erica with eye opening modification by Napoleonchan, with my appreciation and gratitude.Watercolor pencils, acrylic paint, chalk pastels, Mister Super Clear, false eyelashes, Volks Shine Pearl.
Cape: Mod Podge (matte, gloss, Extreme Glitter), power mesh, RIT dye, shredded tinsel, magnets.
Dress: Power mesh, RIT dye, Mod Podge Extreme Glitter, synthetic organdy, synthetic taffeta, polyester lining, vintage sequins, magnets.
Shoes: Papier-mache, shredded tinsel, acrylic paint over a base pair of 1/3 scale high heels.
Wig: Monique synthetic mohair wefts added to a Kemper wig, plastic snowflakes.

Year created: December 2013-May 2014

There are people who will feel threatened by the idea of you liking yourself. This is because if you like yourself, you’ll believe that you deserve to be treated well, so you won’t tolerate it when they treat you badly, and they either don’t know how to treat you properly or don’t want to treat you properly, so they know you liking yourself means that you will invariably leave them or stand up to them. When somebody wants you to be insecure or to doubt yourself, it’s because they want to use those insecurities and doubts against you. To hell with those people. They don’t care about you. They just want to be able to treat you like dirt, and they’re scared you won’t let them, so go ahead, scare them; love yourself.
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explore-blog:

Chuck Close on creativity

The rest of this quote is glorious as well:
“Inspiration is for amateurs — the rest of us just show up and get to work. And the belief that things will grow out of the activity itself and that you will — through work — bump into other possibilities and kick open other doors that you would never have dreamt of if you were just sitting around looking for a great ‘art idea.’ And the belief that process, in a sense, is liberating and that you don’t have to reinvent the wheel every day. Today, you know what you’ll do, you could be doing what you were doing yesterday, and tomorrow you are gonna do what you did today, and at least for a certain period of time you can just work. If you hang in there, you will get somewhere.”

msg:

explore-blog:

Chuck Close on creativity

The rest of this quote is glorious as well:

“Inspiration is for amateurs — the rest of us just show up and get to work. And the belief that things will grow out of the activity itself and that you will — through work — bump into other possibilities and kick open other doors that you would never have dreamt of if you were just sitting around looking for a great ‘art idea.’ And the belief that process, in a sense, is liberating and that you don’t have to reinvent the wheel every day. Today, you know what you’ll do, you could be doing what you were doing yesterday, and tomorrow you are gonna do what you did today, and at least for a certain period of time you can just work. If you hang in there, you will get somewhere.”

(Source: explore-blog, via sprech4)

boybogart:

CREATING A HARMONIOUS COLOR PALETTE FOR CHARACTER DESIGN:
Well, I did this for my friends but decided to post it here as well cause other people may find some value in this. :) 
GAMUT MASK : 
http://www.livepaintinglessons.com/gamutmask.php
CPRESTI ’S UNIFIED COLOR PALETTE TUTORIAL:
http://cpresti.deviantart.com/art/Unified-Color-Palette-Tutorial-290073389
MY BLOG : http://boybogart.blogspot.com
TUMBLR : http://boybogart.tumblr.com
TWITTER : http://twitter.com/boybogart
FACEBOOK : http://facebook.com/Boybogart
Have fun coloring! 

This is definitely something I do, but it’s wonderful to have such a great reference to hand! Thank you!

boybogart:

CREATING A HARMONIOUS COLOR PALETTE FOR CHARACTER DESIGN:

Well, I did this for my friends but decided to post it here as well cause other people may find some value in this. :) 

GAMUT MASK : 

http://www.livepaintinglessons.com/gamutmask.php

CPRESTI ’S UNIFIED COLOR PALETTE TUTORIAL:

http://cpresti.deviantart.com/art/Unified-Color-Palette-Tutorial-290073389

MY BLOG : http://boybogart.blogspot.com

TUMBLR : http://boybogart.tumblr.com

TWITTER : http://twitter.com/boybogart

FACEBOOK : http://facebook.com/Boybogart

Have fun coloring! 

This is definitely something I do, but it’s wonderful to have such a great reference to hand! Thank you!

(via sprech4)

Teeny Tiny Sarah Bernhardt

Please vote for my latest project, 5 and a half inches of The Divine Sarah, Mystery Build entry #186 here!

jillthompson:

the-star-stuff:

Happy Halloween! =)) Enjoy this awesome 5,000 hand-carved, illuminated pumpkins arranged into dinosaurs and many more!! =) 

Jack o’Lanterns and Dinosaurs! A good combo!

(Source: thisiscolossal.com)