For someone who claims to hate drawing people, I've certainly been doing a lot of portraiture recently. Every Friday at college we do a life drawing section - usually just sketching our classmates or our tutor - and it's given me so much confidence it's unbelievable. I'm not wanting to blow my own trumpet but out of everyone in the class I think I'm probably the best at drawing....and argh, that sounded so pompous! D:
Anyway, it's spurred me on to attempt some portraits of a few of my favourite characters - namely Castiel from Supernatural (as played by the wonderful Misha Collins) and Sherlock (the equally brilliant Benedict Cumberbatch) from the BBC series of the same name.
I can't seem to post the images in here without them being absolutely HUGE so I'll have to link you to them instead, apologies.
-The Man Who Would Be King-
My other project recently has been to make myself a new David figure. As much as I like the cobbled together mismatch of bits of Doctor Who figure I already had, it just didn't work for riding or any pose more complicated than standing or walking...
..or dancing. ;)
My biggest issue was that he couldn't ride his own horse as Tam, with his impossibly short back and tiny barrel is much more of a pony than a proper horse and he just looked ridiculous propped up on his back.
Granted, he looked ok on some horses but I was really getting sick of not having him able to ride properly.
Random arrangement of alternate bodies over the years:
People kept telling me that the one in the middle looked either angry or camp. XD Luckily the one on the right came out shortly afterwards so I was able to headswap. The hair on the middle one was almost impossible to fit a hat onto anyway so it worked out rather well.
I made a new body out of pipecleaners (which I now want to redo as the ones I used were too bendy and don't hold position as well as I'd like) and sewed him some felt jhodpurs and a cotton long sleeved top. I wired up a spare set of DW figure hands and wound them into the arms before dressing him. The headsculpt simply fitted over the pipecleaner 'neck' and is easily manipulated for alternate positioning. I gave him back the jerkin/waistcoat/vest thing as it's become a bit of a trademark for him now. XD
He can now ride!
The boots are rubber doll's house ones but I really don't like them much and will probably replace them as soon as I can find something else.
(Tam is still waiting on new tack being made by the way... XD)
Because Tam's so small and David's so tall, he has to assume a bit of a 'jockey' position. XD
Something tells me he's rather pleased with himself now. ;)
He's not perfect but he'll do for the moment! :D