Friday, September 5, 2008

Introducing ..... PATCHES

Well I decided this gourd looked like a Patches so that is his name. He was fun to make and I hope you enjoyed watching the journey. I just listed him on my Etsy shop so I'm off the make the next project. Have a wonderful weekend everyone and I'll be back soon.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

The Making of a Scarecrow - Part 4

Well I'm almost finished with this project. He's just received his 2 coats of spar urethane and I also drilled small holes around the areas that I am inserting the raffia.

Small holes are drilled for the straw effect.

Some of the raffia that has been glued into place.

A front view of the "straw".

The final reveal will be tomorrow. I've decided to name him PATCHES and I will list him on the etsy shop.


Tuesday, September 2, 2008

The Making of a Scarecrow - Part 3

This scarecrow is finally looking like himself now.....he's getting his personality. I sketched a few details on lightly with a pencil and then base coated the shapes with acrylic paint. I chose bright happy colors for this scarecrow. I shade and highlight each area for dimension. I have also used a liner brush to do the outlines on certain areas such as around the pockets, patches and stitches on the overalls.

Now it's time to give him a personality! I made sure he has that little twinkle in his eye for the final accent. A little drybrushing for the cheeks gives him that cute ruddy appearance.

I added a nice accent patch to his hat. This hat will have raffia inserted later around the edges of the brim for a straw effect. I felt I needed a bit of color to bring it all together.

I added some fun stripes for his plaid shirt and the button of course. Any colors could be used for the shirt. I just like the burgundy/red/orange combination for a fall feel.

My last post on this scarecrow will include the finishing gloss coat and the raffia accents. Hmmm....I will also need a name for this guy. Any suggestions please comment :-)

Thanks for taking a peeek!