Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Making a Friendship Canvas- Part 3- the girl

You can find Parts 1 + 2 here and here.
The girl is the hardest part of the canvas for me......I can't draw at all......and have always used downloaded paper dolls on my projects in the past......but I do love the individuality of them........even if mine do look quite childlike........and the fact that I can use up small pieces of patterned paper that might have gone to waste.
I really like this girl's dress.....made from an old 6 x 6 paper piece I'd had for ages.....and probably wouldn't have ever used for cardmaking or scrapbooking.
All the parts of the girl have been cut seperately and then fitted together on the canvas.......after some additional snipping!! Though I think her legs could have done with some extra snipping.......they're looking decidedly chubby!!
Her body is painted and shaded........some hair and shoes painted on.......and lots of rub ons added to the dress
 She's then outlined......and textured......and doodled on.......until she feels done!!
I hope you're enjoying seeing the canvas build up.......and if you pop back tomorrow.....you can see the last few touches needed to finish it all off.


15 comments:

Sian said...

I really am! How much of it did you do at one go? Is it something you keep coming back to or can you do a lot at once I'm wondering

Maria Ontiveros said...

Love, love, love her! The dress is so perfect. How did you make the green flowers round her neck and waste? Perfect painting and love the bits of red/orange.
Rinda

pinky said...

Wow this is just gorgeous Jacky. I could have done with your help today. Lets just say you are going to love our challenge next week at C4E;)

Kathyk said...

Roll on tomorrow - can't wait to see how it turns out, it's looking great

Kathyk

Melissa said...

I am really enjoying this step-by-step. What a great idea to use the downloaded paper dolls - I can't draw either so will have to keep this in mind!

Alison said...

Your project is turning out beautifully, Jacky...I think you used m legs to model your girl's!
Alison xx

furrypig said...

wow it is great to watch the canvas taking on an art form, I have really enjoyed watching the progress, thanks for sharing it xxx

Cherry said...

Love it and I love seeing it develop Jacky. That is such a cool girlie and love how you've done her hair and the flower in it as well as the dress. You can always trust a woman with sensible sturdy legs - a definite asset I think! Can't wait until tomorrow. Hugs Cherry XXX

Scrappi Sandi said...

I think she is just gorgeous....legs and all!!

Ginger said...

Beautiful Jacky! Absolutely beautiful ( I know this isn't the finale but she is gorgeous in these pics.) did you see Christy is offering an extended access, I think I'm going to take her up on it as I did not get a chance to see all the videos from week three, and seeing your girl is inspiring me to start another :)

Beverly said...

This is looking beautiul, can't wait to see the total finished project :)

Kristel said...

This is really wonderful Jacky!! Already looks great!
Hugs Kristel

Kathyk said...

Good to know I'm not alone in having blogger probs. I fiddled with a few settings and have been ok for an hour or so - is it fixed? I have NO idea!! NOW I can't access Craftbubble either but I'm not alone in that either!!! BUM! I HATE technology sometimes!

Kathyk

Miriam said...

This is absolutely wonderful Jackie, I have just read through all your posts and can't wait to see the finished canvas. This sort of craft has always been a mystery to me but your have made it seem so accessible to me, who doesn't do paint! thanks!

WendyB said...

Love it Jackie, you're making it look so easy but I doubt that it is. The girl is perfect :-)