Monday, August 2, 2010

Redecorating and Petite Dolls

Our bedroom is in progress so I don't have pictures quite yet. It is actually taking me so much longer than I thought it would. I'm kind of bad at estimating how long projects will take me - usually I *WAY* underestimate how long something will take. Plus, I've never painted a single room that is as large as our bedroom and we have really tall ceilings. Have I mentioned that I am deathly afraid of heights? As soon as the room is complete, I will post pictures, I promise.
Earlier in the summer I signed up for an online art class with Suziblu called Petite Dolls. Basically you watch her videos, practice and then submit "homework" for her to critique. I watched the first few videos and then I got sidetracked by our trip to Rome and other things, but this past week I decided to try to get caught up. I stayed up really late on Saturday night drawing and coloring. Here is my first ever attempt at drawing, coloring and shading a petite doll:

I'm pretty happy with her. I know one eye is slightly larger than the other and I know she is not perfect - but it is not about perfection, it is about enjoying the process. And that I did. And I can't wait to do more - it's so fun!
So, if you have a comment about any of my dolls - please be kind and make it constructive. I'm just learning. ;)
Here is doll 2. I don't think she is "pretty" per se, but it's interesting to see how different they come out.

This is doll 3:

Hope you like them - I do!


  1. Wow! Such a great job! Whether it was your first time, or 100th time they are great, looks like fun too!

    I need to call you this week soon! Maybe late tomorrow or Thursday ok?!

  2. i'm sure one of my eyes is bigger than the other. imperfections are real!

  3. Your dolls look just fine, I love taking on line classes, I like how you can do it when ever you please. Thank you for the kind comment on my blog, it helps to have the support of others during this sad time for me.

  4. it seems that all sorts of decorating/renovation things take a lot longer than you think they will! the drawings look good