'Dale Leroy',as he has become known,(named after the hypothetical little boy my mom always wanted and never had ), has a wire armature,covered with felt. He looked like this the first time you saw him.
His head is felt stuffed with Polyfil. He even has felt lips.
|The neck situation looked ok when he was naked...|
Then I made some clothes for him.
|,,,but he looked a little stubby once he got a shirt.|
All he needed after that was hair and a face. So here he is now,with both of those.
|The fuzzy felt makes the eye lid paint look like eye lashes!|
I'm not really satisfied. Other than the fact that his torso is too long and one arm is too short,I was hoping his hair would end up thick enough to reshape his head a bit. No such luck. I might try adding some more hair later.
|He could use more of a nose too.|
I don't know if I like his mouth either. Should I remove the felt lips and just try painting lips on? That's a rhetorical question, so don't bother to answer. I won't listen to anything anybody says,even though I've asked, as my family well knows. I'll probably be afraid to remove them for fear of ruining the whole doll, and just leave the felt lips on and complain.
|I swear that nose used to be more visible.|
|"The Great Profile" he's not.|
So there is Dale Leroy. He looks a bit tall and lean to be a child,but hey,even hypothetical children need to grow up sometime.
I am also working on the goofy faced little guy I showed you during the progress on Dale Leroy. We'll see him again soon.