Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The Creation Of Doll And The Return Of Pinky

Here I am again, back from a fun weekend and ready to post all of the crap I have been working on between friend visitations and my joke of a full-time job. I will bitch about that some more on Myspace whenever I can, but for now I am too furious to talk about it and will only say that cleaning up after stupid rich people has been taking up a lot of my time over the past week. Therefore I am running a bit behind on these posts so you get to be bombarded by a ton of pictures in this blog as I try to catch up. It's better than nothing though, right? (Rhetorical question.)

As mentioned in my last blog, I've started drawing Pinky Dandy again to refresh my memory of his strange proportions. I am doing this because I think it's about time that Pinky gets Facebook (and possibly Myspace,)so he will need to have some profile pictures. I mean if my Dad and his old college friends and Yoko Ono all have Facebook then there is pretty much no excuse for Pinky Dandy not to have it. Enough people know of him that he'd probably end up with more friends than me. All I have so far is some sketches that I did to get back into the groove. They're not great, but they were helpful.

The classic facial expressions sketch dump:

Pinky full body shot, looking ticked off as usual:

And then there's this one. I know this pose doesn't make any sense; I was just trying to get a feel for how his body bends
. It almost looks like he is dancing. Lamely.

The other project I am working on is my Glam Fairy #4, Doll. He's just a sweet transvestite from New York that's lookin' for a kiss. I saw these fabulous sparkly shoes at Plato's closet in my size (trannie medium,) and it was at that moment that Doll came to me. He was also inspired by The New York Dolls, Rocky Horror, Moulin Rouge, Emily Howard from the show Little Britain, some other unconvincing transvestites in my Mick Rock Glam book, and old-timey Burlesque fashion. This was the first sketch I did of him, before he even had wings:

Then I later I designed his wings to go with the whole red and black corset theme:

Last I tried to figure out a pose. Something classic and pinup because he is inside an enormous glittery pink shoe, after all. I bullshitted this drawing but I just wanted to get the general idea down:

I had already gathered some supplies from Joann's a while back--red and black lace, feathers, trim, etc. This week I started on the armature. It's just twisted wire and that magical farenheight epoxy putty from Home Depot. Here the shoe is pictured in the background:

And here is Doll's 'skeleton' inside of the shoe:

This was Doll will the first layer of Sculpey. I have started baking my sculptures after finishing each area instead of just doing it all in one complete trip to the oven. That way I can sort of 'save' what I have done before I move on, especially when working with super soft and melty clay. His skin color is a bit strange because it's elephant gray Sculpey III and Dolphin Studio by Sculpey mixed together because I couldn't make up my mind. I like it though.

I decided he looked somewhat womanly with the narrow chest and round butt, so tonight I built up his pecs and sculpted the rest of his arms and legs
. The point is that he is not a very convincing crossdresser.

Here is Doll in that shoe again. He's gotten so buff lately that he hardly fits anymore. Will have to get creative with the pose.

Last I will leave you with a little treat. I don't know why, but I always love my fairies' butts. They're so cute!

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