Her face is white with delicate blush on her cheeks, a soft reddish-pink on her lips, and soft blue eye shadow over blue painted on eyes.
She's a beautiful doll, and I in no way did her justice. I forgot to turn the overhead light off and also had a spotlight on her, which made the lighting confusing. She isn't posable, so I kind of leaned her up like she's sitting on the edge of something and she kept trying to fall forward. I got lost in all the different textures, shades, etc., but it was a good lesson for me.
AEDM Day 24-Barbie in her ballerina outfit-I know, she doesn't look much like Barbie. She looks awkward and once again I didn't leave room for her feet and her ballet shoes. I barely got her hand on too. LOL This is my original 1958 Barbie with the bubble hair cut, which is red. It's also an original ballet outfit for Barbie.
I turned the spotlight off and used overhead lighting. Not a good idea, but I didn't want to start over. I posed her to look like she was in mid-jump with both legs and both arms behind her. It looked good in person. Unfortunately, I wasn't that adept at drawing it. Thus she looks...well, kind of different. :)
I didn't really want to post either of these sketches, but as they are part of my learning process, and I did say that I was going to show the bad, as well as the better, here they are. I did learn some things while working with them, but I think I'm beginning to need a break from them. I find myself trying too hard to see all the little nuances and I'm straining my eyes. I'm sitting right on top of my setup when I'm trying to sketch them and the light is glaring in my eyes and on my paper, which is not good. That's one thing I've learned. I need to have a little space between me and my subject. That may also be why their feet keep running off the pages. LOL
This series has been really good for me, and I kind of hate for the month to end, but at the same time, as I said, I'm beginning to need a break. I need to do some doodles! :)