Character Begins to Show
I got the faces all inked in using a micro pigment pen and each doll is beginning to show some life! Using the curves of the wooden doll to accentuate each face by placing the eyes, mouth, and especially the nose on the right part of the curve required a little extra thought, but so far so good…
Drawing Out the Matryoshka
Here are the first, and very rough sketches of each doll. After a long debate with myself I decided on doing three of the most influential Russian authors: Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, and Solzhenitsyn. I didnt want to make them too cartoony and goofy looking though. Hopefully I can accomplish that…. At this point they are mere sketches, and I havent even started working on the body of each one,...
In Preparation for the Modern Matryoshka
Ill be part of another group show at the Rothick Arthaus soon. We have over 50 artists painting Matryoshka (Russian nesting) dolls. This is going to be insane! I will be posting up pictures as I work on these dolls. The first is what I have to work with… more coming later this week!