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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

AEDM Day 25-Barbie Ballet Redo


AEDM Day 25- Barbie again-This is what I meant for the sketch yesterday to look like (incidentally I went back added some to the back of the tutu on it to make it more balanced). I had a lot of trouble with this one's face and there was a lot of erasing. I used a spotlight on this one instead of the overhead light. I like it much better, but there's still too much darkness on her face for my liking.

This was my Barbie as a child in the late 50's. I picked the red-haired bubble-cut because she reminded me of a beloved older cousin. I was lucky enough to have a few bought outfits, complete with accessories and shoes, for her, but I had a big bag full of clothes that mama made her. Every time she made my Barbie a dress, she had to make my best friend and my cousin one too. My best friend and I played Barbies until we were fourteen years old (times were different then), and every time we spent the night at each other's house, it looked like we were moving, with our Barbies, their clothes, horses, etc. We had a lot of fun though. Little girls grow up waaay too fast these days, in my opinion.

See, I'm still playing with dolls! LOL

10 comments:

Lori Spindler said...

You made her look so graceful!

Christie said...

Your vintage Barbie is in better shape than mine. My first one, which I saw in Mom's attic last year, had her bubble hair shaved off and long locks from a horsetail glued on. She also sported several tattoos from the Christmas I was given a woodburning tool. Oh, well -- if it wasn't for destructive kids like me, antique toys wouldn't be so rare and valuable!

Christie said...

...and I was blathering on so much I forgot what I wanted to say! I'm impressed with the way you are experimenting with lighting, and trying different poses and approaches. Your doll series is getting better and better!

donna said...

I really like the shading on her legs!

rennata said...

Wonderful sketch. I love that your put in the black and white checked floor.

raena said...

Oh yes, I agree with Donna here. The legs really pop!

freebird said...

I had the red-haired one too! I think you are doing a great job. In fact, I think you are getting better and better. Go girl!

Ramona Davidson said...

Everything you are doing is getting better. This one really stands out. Love the pose, the composition, the shading. Good work.

trish roque said...

Looks like you've been having fun sketching dolls! They're lovely! I especially love the pirate clown!

Also thank you for your kind comments on my blog regarding my
Siwa and for sharing your story of Kibbles. It sounds like she was very loved!

Possum Patty said...

I don't think my Barbie ever looked that graceful. Nice sketch, awesome shading.