Mixed Media

Mixed Media

Friday, July 9, 2010

Come on over and have a cup of tea!






This fellow is my interpretation of the Mad Hatter. He was based on the drawings in Lewis Carrol's books. His head is sculpted from paperclay and he has striking blue/green acrylic eyes. He has a button jointed cloth body with painted hands and clay over cloth shoes.

As with most of my creations, he came from a vision in my head. I do not make drawings of my characters, I just start sculpting and sewing and hope for the best. He still needs some work in the accessories department but, I am quite delighted with how he turned out.

After a mad rush to get him finished, we spent the early morning sitting on a bench amongts the roses, having tea and cookies of course, and considered why he is so very difficult to photograph. He said that "his aura over powered the lines". I believe it's that the replacement camera I am using just isn't that good. I hope you enjoy him none the less.

23 comments:

  1. He turned out very well for not planning! I love his expression, he looks like someone who I would enjoy taking tea with.

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  2. he's great! eyes are perfect!

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  3. He has a great face, well done. His personality shines through

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  4. Tea & Cookies YUMM great Hatter

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  5. Oh he's wonderful! I love the classics!

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  6. WoW!! Your Mad Hatter is Amazing! Wonderful face and dress too!!! I love him!! Great job indeed... ^O^'

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  7. Vanessa, he's amazing! Yes, we did sort of do the same jacket color. I picked mine from a remnant bin... the only color they had. :) Hey, we also live within driving distance... I'm in Ridgefield, just north of Vancouver, WA. Hope to meet you some time. GREAT WORK!

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  8. Very well done
    :-)

    http://marinasdolls.blogspot.com/

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  9. He is fantastic - great outfit, love the pants and shirt. Nice work!!

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  10. He is a fantastic Mad Hatter! He's got that you can trust me no you can't look on his face. Excellent doll :)

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  11. Fantastic Hatter , just like the original illustrations. Linda:)

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  12. Your Mad Hatter cuts a dashing figure! I just love his tailored coat and all of his accessories:) He looks as if he just saw his first guest arriving~well done Vanessa!

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  13. He really looks like he's away with the faeries :)

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  14. I love his eyes - they make him so real!

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