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Thursday, December 4, 2014

I Am The Diva Challenge #196: All Dolled Up!

The challenge this week is to tangle with "a doll shaped string!"  I decided to work with a Victorian doll string - or in this case - drawing, and then fill it in with tangles.

This is 8" x 6" and is done on white drawing paper with Micron pens .01 and .05, and Prismacolor colored pencil.  

She looks a little stiff, but, of course, she is a doll!

17 comments:

LezliB said...

Your tangled doll would surely make any little girl (or older doll collector) happy. She is beautiful!

Anne's tangle blog said...

I wish I could draw a doll like this, because is so very pretty and the tangles fit so very well in it.

Ilse said...

Lovely colours!

Suzanne Fluhr said...

I am also jealous of your ability to draw freehand. My response to the challenge brought back memories of playing with cut out dolls and for some reason channeled my inner Scarlett O'Hara. I see you also were inspired to come up with a puffy skirt. The better to tangle with, I guess. Tangle on!

Antonine Koval said...

Oh, she is very pretty!

Dorita Menconi said...

What a lovely doll. I especially liked the paisley on her apron.

David Hunter said...

Such a sensitive, beautiful, Tile. Love your drawing, and the color is wonderful. I love the use of Mooka through out your design. So well done, Barbra.

Barb Sailor said...

LezliB - Thank you...she is like the doll I would have loved to get, but didn't - in those days the 2nd WWar was roaring and children didn't get fancy dolls, unfortunately.I did dream, though!

Barb Sailor said...

Anne - Thank you...she is so stiff - sort of like what I would have drawn in junior high school. I had fun fitting tangles into the drawing.

Barb Sailor said...

Ilse - thank you!

Barb Sailor said...

Suzanne - I was addicted to drawing beautiful women with puffy skirts, a la Scarlett O'hara - of course, when I was 13, Gone With The Wind was my favorite book and I read it 3 times. I also loved to design dresses for paper dolls. I never played with them, just dressed them!!!

Barb Sailor said...

Antonine Koval, thank you so much!

Barb Sailor said...

Dorita, thank you so much-I have always loved Paisley prints.

Barb Sailor said...

David - thank you so much, once again for being so supportive. I love Mooka because it seems to fit into everything. I purposely made this figure stiff because it is supposed to be a doll, but it certainly looks like something I would have drawn in junior high.

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

This doll is really wonderful, you are so talented. Stiff? I think that makes her more like a doll than ever. Loving the seton in the background print too! Each tangle seems so appropriate for this dolly.

Emily Classon said...

How lovely! Your tangles and colors are stunning. She looks like a real paper doll to be cut out and dressed repeatedly, but with such a pretty dress, I doubt she'd ever want to change. Thank you for playing with my challenge this week. :-)

Susan Bertke said...

Barb, this is off topic, and I apologize. I saw this and, knowing your love of painting old cars and trucks, thought of you. http://www.boredpanda.com/treasure-vintage-old-classic-cars-france-roger-baillon/
Susan