Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Pumpkin head ~ painting done?

I've got most, if not all of the painting done today. Now I just need to decided if I should leave her be, crackle the surface, or just try a wash. My husband thinks the color's too brown, but I didn't want a cartoony orange.

I've got the upper torso masked off in preparation for a crackle/stain, or just a stain. Then I'll sew on the orange arms, which will be crackled or whatever.

For her dress, I found several green plaids in my stash from which to choose. I'm not sure what fabric I want to use for her legs. The pattern is a really simple design, so I may decided to tweak the feet just a little. Her dress will have to be designed after sewing on her arms and legs.

10 comments:

The-Artful-Attic said...

Deanna..I think the orange color is PERFECT!! You have done a super job with her eyes!

Hugs,
Kimberly

Robin's Egg Bleu said...

Her color is just right...an autumny orange. Nobody want's 'orange' orange on a pumpkin doll! Men can be so literal at times.

Sycamore Moon Studios said...

You are so amazing!

clothnclay said...

That brown gesso really gave such a rich look to the orange! And her eyes, they do seem to be the window to her soul! Beautiful!

FairiesNest said...

She looks great and I agree that the orange is perfectly pumpkin-y!

Kat Lees said...

Deanna that doll is fantastic, I cannot wait to see her finished. I love pumpkin head dolls. You are so talented my friend, Love Kat

judy said...

Deanna your doll is going to be In the words of Harry Potter
"brilliant"
judy j

Rivkah said...

Oh how creative!

Deanna Hogan said...

Thanks, everyone!

I just need to get the the costuming now. I've really had fun with this project, and while pumpkinheads aren't anything new, I really liked making one of my own.

Bonnie Lee Fontaine said...

Pumpkinheads aren't new, but a "Deanna Hogan" pumpkinhead is!! I absolutely LOVE her! I concur with the general consensus that the color is perfect...you certainly don't want her screamin' orange, especially with the nostalgic look of her. I would love to see a crackle finish on her, but whatever you do will be perfect. How's that for confidence? :o)