Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Doll Plans 2012!

 Okay! So, as some of you may know, I am a huge Beatles maniac (cough cough, okay, fine, George Harrison maniac!), and I have wanted a boy doll for a very long time. So this year, I decided that I am going to make a custom George doll!
I had no trouble deciding which face mold and eye color to use... this is probably the closest I'll get to George's face shape and eyes. I am going to add shading on the nose, and cheekbones because he has really hollow cheeks. I'm also going to thicken his eyebrows and slightly change the shape of his lips. If it were up to me, his mouth would be closed, but I have no control over that ;)

For hair, I certainly knew I wanted a wig just like Peyton's (from girloftheyearstudios, of course!).  I'll trim it around the ears a bit, to give an illusion of bigger ears, plus I'll trim the bangs and the sides to suit George's hairstyle.
Next up, is his outfit. There aren't any Beatles-ish Jackets on the Liberty Jane Patterns site, except this Oxford Square one might be as close as it can get. I'd probably just have him in this shirt, when he's playing guitar though. A jacket would get a bit too bulky:
I'd lengthen the sleeves a bit, but other than that it looks just about right... not too tight, not to loose. And of course I'd add a tie. I'll probably have to fool around with pants patterns a bit too, too get the right size and stuff... just tight enough ;) But I'm thinking that I'll make him a Beatles outfit, but then he'll wear modern clothes and stuff for the rest of the time.

Then comes the guitar!
I think I'm going to try to get him an Gretsch like he usually plays, the guitar pictured above (sorry the picture is so small!). I'll probably have to end up making him one, just so I can get the proportions right. That'll be a pretty big project, seeing as I'm not going to just cut him one out of cardboard. I want to make it with wood, paint, and real string and stuff.

I also plan on getting #16 this year (the one I have pictured for my George face mold demonstration), and naming her Indie Harrison (she'll be George's sister! Yay!)

In the future, I am also hoping to make at the very least 3 more boy dolls:
1-) A boy version of kit, named Louis:
(he'll probably end up looking like the character 'Leo' in this video...)

2-) Alex Turner!
(he's marvelous. also the singer, main guy, etc. He'll have short brown hair, brown eyes, and just for kicks I might give him acne too...)

3-) Matt Helders
{he's the one on the left... Alex is on the right}
(drummer in arctic monkeys. For the sake of my doll, I'm going to give him grey-ish eyes (like Molly's) and short wavy/curly brown hair. also might end up with acne... ha!)

So there are my doll plans! Mainly boys from now on, but hey, I'll have  8 girls and 4 boys. I might end up growing my collection even further later in life, but I think 12 is more than enough dolls!
Anyway, I hope this post was entertaining, interesting, and that it might have led you to new music (cough COUGH Arctic Monkeys!).

What dolls are you hoping to get in the future?

-Charlotte <3

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

50 ♥

The picture says it all
Thank you so, so much everyone <3
I'll need to step it up a bit in the new year! I'll try to have some interesting posts for you, and not just advertising for my etsy or my YouTube.

BUT! This picture is a frame from a stop-motion AGMV for the song 'Still take you home' by Arctic Monkeys. I am SO excited for it! It's kinda... okay, rated PG-ish (don't worry, there's no graphic scenes! the worst of if is some kissing) but I'm really excited! It's one of my favourite Arctic Monkeys songs :)

Hope to see you guys again soon!


Tuesday, January 17, 2012

I'm not gone!

{pictures from christmas break}

Hello everyone! I am so SO sorry for not posting recently! I just needed a bit of a break from the internet, so I took christmas break off. Plus my life has been really busy recently, what with getting back to school, applying for high school, and having my kitchen renovated!
Anyway, I will try to not be quite as lazy and to get on here as much as I can. I know Zita and Max miss you very much as well... ;) I'll get back to you soon! Life should be back to it's normal within a few weeks, so you should be seeing more of me very soon :)

-charlotte <3