i'm not bragging, just making a statement. as an art teacher i try to gently instill in my students the importance of practice, and how (i know this sounds corny, and i sometimes want to hunt down the person who coined this phrase and do things to them that would ensure i get my face on the front page news) 'practice makes perfect'. in this instance, i find that my practice is greatly improving my skill. and that makes me a very happy little artist. and that makes me want to do more.
so, here i am on day 9, and i still have today's drawing to do as soon as i finish posting the last few days' drawings here.
they are becoming increasingly more interesting to me, and this last one ("BLYTHE - WE CAN DO IT!", above) i just adore! i have seen this old WWII poster a thousand times, and now this war wife is here in all of Blythe's glory! how about that. i'm always intrigued at how good art is often mimicked by other artists, as a tongue-in-cheek gesture that keeps the spirit of the original piece alive.
and here we have "BLYTHE (KNOWS FULL WELL THAT SHE IS A CHAMELEON AGAINST THE POLKA-DOT WALLPAPER)".
i just love the costumes that people are making for the Blythe dolls nowadays. when i was a little girl, my dollies had home-made clothes (maybe that's why i went on to study fashion design before i studied art...). and they usually were just tied on, not made with buttons and little velcro closures.