July 30, 2010

WIP The Healer

I started working on the Healer around the same time as the Satyr. For some reason my sculpting figures all end up being male so in an effort to conquer that I tried an elderly female head. Not for me the pretty fairy figure I guess. Which is fine with me, I love the character that is expressed in an elderly face. A face with wrinkles says so much more! It's easier to create all these wrinkles in clay perhaps than cloth, maybe that's it.


After painting in the face, a wash of colour to show the aging detail, a light blush on the cheeks, light wash of colour on the lips and detail in her rhuemy eyes. I bulked out her body, attached her hands and feet, sewn some skin on her and began costuming and hair.











After this shot I realized I wanted her hair in an upsweep and her costume needed more colour. 


Now she needed to hold something she was healing. A bird!
A little more work still required. She needs something in her hair. The crown I made didn't work... still thinking about the possibilities....

5 comments:

Sally StitchyWooWoo said...

She is looking like a real lady Nancy. well done

Kristine said...

she's lovely!!

Abi said...

Lovely Nancy.. the dark purple definately worked :O)

Clothmatters said...

Hi Nancy- Thanks for taking part in our CDA Blog Hops!

Connie

Stephanie said...

Love her! I enjoy aging faces too and find they do best with clay. Wonderful work.