The lovely Ursula! I had such a great response to the photo of Ursula in Monday's Show and Tell that I decided to I would like to show her off during the creative process.
Painting hair is a somewhat new process for me, I had tried the technique out on a couple of vintage style dolls that I made for my very young neice and for my son as well. I really like the way it frames her face. I used a burnt umber base and then went back through with a bit of fawn and golden bronze metalic to give it some depth and highlights.
Her eyes are done with a single layer of warm white then I apply her iris with a blend of cocoa brown and pearl white. and then the pupils with black. I smudge around her eyes with thinned black and outline and fill in her lashes with straight unthinned black.
Her lips are black cherry and cardinal red, blended and then outlined with a smidgen of watered down black.
I always do the blush last and it is a watered down cardinal red.
For Ursula's shirt I started out with a layer of watered down black and then did an over layer of autumn leaves. I want the black to show through a bit so I will sand her down a bit as soon as her paint cures. Her upper bodice and cuffs are a warm white thinned with coffee.
Tomorrow I will be working on her cloak, legs, and shoes so stay tuned for more. :)