PERFECTLY IMPERFECT-I may not be the best at what I do, but Nobody has MORE fun trying than I do! :)

Monday, November 30, 2009

AEDM Day 30-Ginny Skates

Ginny doll is an 8 inch vinyl doll that Mama bought, then later gave to me. I have several of the Ginny dolls. She is wearing navy jeans, a white shirt and belt, and red plastic skates with yellow wheels. Blonde hair hangs below her waist. I don't know why I like backlighting and theatrical lighting so much, but I do, for some reason. Hence, her face mostly in shadow...again! I like her!

This is the last day of the Art Every Day Month challenge. I'm kind of sad, but also ready for a break. I set my personal goal to sketch 30 of my dolls in 30 days, and I'm happy to say that I achieved that. I could keep going for a long time. I have over 100 dolls, and I may do some more sketches later to add to these, although I will use different paper and I will have some new glasses. :)

Each doll represents 2-3 hours per day for the last month spent experimenting with different poses, doll shapes, ages, hair, clothing, lighting, and personality. I showed up at my table whether I felt like it or not and started putting down marks, and I've come away with a better understanding and knowledge of all the things mentioned. I have surprised myself, and I feel that I've grown as an artist, so my goal was accomplished and I'm doing the happy dance!

Thank you Leah for hosting the challenge. You do a great job! And thank you fellow participants and also the Every Day Matters group (whom I've been sharing my sketches with), for your encouragement and for sharing your wonderful work. I might not have completed the challenge if y'all hadn't helped me. :) I've been so inspired by so many of you, and I'm truly glad that I did the challenge with you this year. Hope we can do it again next year! :)


donna said...

What an amazing achievement! Be very proud of yourself.

Lori Spindler said...

You have done a great job with these doll sketches. They look so lifelike -- like I could just pick the doll up off the paper.

raena said...

Standing ovation from the group! Well done!

Leah said...

yay! congrats, sharon! you did it!!! *confetti!* :-)

another great drawing. love the skates.

Ramona Davidson said...

This is the best one yet. She is really cute. Love her in action. Look forward to more of your art in whatever direction it goes.

Possum Patty said...

Great challenge, Sharon! Thanks for sharing. I like your little skater.