Sketch of the week: 15-Cosmos Exploratum
I need to finish this doll. I’veÂ never experienced this much indecision about anything as I have with this project. It’s like I can’t find the perfect solution for the outfit, that will reflect the headdress. When I made this sketch, I was intending for the helmet to be made of leather and cast brass, with cabochon stones set into it. But eventually I decided that the effect would be stronger if the thing was made entirely with bead embroidery.
The trouble is, that I’ve started making her outfit several times, and each time abandoned it after a considerable amount of effort and time. It just didn’t feel right. Nothing seems to feel right. Perhaps I should just go with my original idea of giving her an embroidered, black catsuit with stilletos. That was the plan, but after considering it further, I had abandoned that because it felt a bit Star Trek-ish. Perhaps the reason I can’t seem to do anything else, is because that’s what I’m supposed to make to begin with. The other option that I’m seriously considering, is a heavily embroidered, black mini-dress. But that also felt a bit space-ish.
The truth is- I have some sort of an artist block with this doll. Have had it for over a year, and still no solution. I should just clear my schedule for a week and work on nothing but this-start over again.
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