#Ophelia looks morose today. She looks morose on most days. It’s hard work being the #LittleDead of #Sloth http://bit.ly/1b0Au67
BOUNCER – Finne
TYBALT – Putting on the Ritz
So These are just a few in progress images of Tybalt’s clothes.
The first being his PANTS! Which are made from a pair of MY OWN old pinstripe pants. I’m sure you are amazed at my repurposing of old material.
The second is my very careful painting of the edge of Tybalt’s cloak. Tybalt is a witchywitch and thus he must have a cloak. I used a mix of white,black, and lilac paint along with a acrylic to fabric paint converter. The goal was to make the edge seem worn and dusty, give it character.
Due to the way it falls I had to do both the inside and the outside of the cloak.
TYBALT – THE HAT
The most important element of Tybalt’s character is of course the over-sized hat. In face I suppose it could be argued that Tybalt is either just the hat or the hat is merely wearing Tybalt as a vehicle towards its evil ends. None the less, I see them as a single character, the hat acting as a more visual symbol of the more mental issues surrounding impulse control and gluttonous behavior. The eyes are bigger than the stomach and all that. Or in this case I suppose the Hat is bigger than yer bloody torso.
It also has fangs.
I have since read that my own nail biting habit is an impulse control disorder related to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. I have had a former roommate tell me that I was extremely OCD, to the point where she bought me a pin that had some joke about being OCD….. I was extremely confused at the time since I do not find myself to be all that OCD, just rather particular about certain things.
I suppose my OCDness could explain my rather desperate need to keep my bedroom as I like it and not have any alien influences. I get extremely put off when things get changed by outside parties, such as when my bed was replaced with my bed from college, I threw a huge hissy fit and was in a black mood for weeks. I wonder if that is technically OCD?
None of this is really related of course, but I suppose this is to track my own reflections on each doll as well as their own individual progress.
TYBALT – The Body
Here we see the Body, with the articulated hands attached.
The hair is a tad odd, but since the top of the head wont even be seen, the added hair on top of the head was really for my own personal assurance that Gluttony didn’t look like a balding monk beneath the mind munching hat.
TYBALT – Hands
The hands, grasping, contorting, clutching
Were most important to make right. It took several tries to find a design worthy of Gluttony.
none of those pictured were used in the end.
It took several tries over a couple days to find them. But I eventually succeeded.
Which was good, since it would take several more days to navigate Tybalt’s ever present mind-munching hat.
Well I had to allow myself chocolate before I could go back to Tybalt. Gotta keep in with the theme and all that.
Less so than Greed but still, theres an element of needing to hold on.
I continually have this issue that if something isn’t quite right, isn’t yet the way its meant to be…it won’t work for me.
Tybalt’s hands are almost right but I need to rethink his arms…
Like I continue to say, Gluttony to me is about lack of impulse control not limited to food. In this way theres a crossover with the other sins, although to be honest I think they all have similarities between them.
TYBALT – Beginning
This is the Beginning of Tybalt, the LittleDead of Gluttony. Why the name Tybalt? Well Tybalt’s Ego is Helena, so I was looking for a Shakespearean theme with their names. I do realize they are from different plays.
For some reason Gluttony it me is more than simply eating forever, its about the inability to control one’s impulses. For that reason Tybalt is extremely mischievous and occasionally malicious.
So as my home side project I’ve been working on doll designs.
For two reasons mainly, I’ve been wanting to do my own dolls for three years, and I have found a project that mixes all of my talents together.
What it comes down to is a series of 7 plush dolls, each based off a different idea and character. They each have a house and all live in the same environment, which is a kind of creepy twilight zone.
I don’t know if I’ll ever get a space to present the full piece in, its a HUGE installation. My preliminary sketches will be up later this week as well as pictures of the doll designs.
The image attached is a vector image I created based on the characters heads. I have a 7th but I have yet to decide on the design.
Anyway. VoodooRagDoll AHOY!