Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Penny Drinkard

Penny Drinkard is a commissioned piece I made recently. the customer wanted a doll that she can travel with and promote a teen age image that embodies healthy living, good choices, with somewhat imperfect features. A Barbie doll type she did not want! She sent me a collage she made of Penny, and I must say I was very challenged by the thought of even attempting to put this into a 3-dimensional figure.
She wanted Penny to have a small but athletic body, very oversized head, one eye larger than the other with rose petal shaped iris. I must say I had a very hard time making they eyes asymetrical, it was so against my my artistic values when doing faces!
Penny was to have red capris, black and white tennies, and turquoise top. Also she wanted  her to have red hair, a hat, and holding a cat.
So this is what I came up with, and never have I had a customer so pleased with a commissioned piece.
This was a bit out of my box, and not the type of doll I generally make, but she was fun, I must admit, to bring to life!
I attached the collage the customer made and then the finished Penny drinkard doll.


DawnS/Oddfae said...

O, I like her! Well done.

Unknown said...

Oh my Patti!
She is awesome! Looks like she stepped off the paper and into 3D!


Sandra said...

she is awesome, I think you outdid yourself with this one. I love her a lot.

paperpest said...

I love her! I'm not a perfectly symmetric human being and I love the idea of a doll that exemplifies that.

Abi said...

She's too cute!

Judi W. said...

she's fabulous! love the cat too! well done!

fabricaddict said...

Hi Patti you did an awesome job of capturing the essence of your clients request! She is so cool!
hugs di

Karen Mallory said...

What a cool doll Patti! No wonder your client loved her. She just reeks of being a normal geeky kid!!
hugs Karen

Judy Skeel said...

Patti what a great job for such a tough challenge! Kudos!

Deena said...

Penny is very sweet looking, you did a wonderful rendition for your client!

M Dawson said...

Patti she is a delight and you have captured a fun spirit. She is so fresh and alive I love her!!

Unknown said...

hi Patti,
Love her she's so cute, looks like a typical kid, great job.

Cheryl said...

Oh Patti, What a wonderful interpretation of the art work you have done. She is really rather charming and endearing. She evokes a warm reaction at first sight. Really enjoyed that you shared the original artwork you worked from. Now rose petal irises, hmmm, that one would get me. Glad she was so pleased. I always find it a challenge to interpret someone else's vision because what they "see" and what I hear and see can really come out different. Kind of like tryin to have your hairdresser "see" what you want your hair to do. Wonderful work and I enjoyed the background story too.

Cody Goodin said...

Pretty cool interpretation of the original collage. It is sometimes good to go outside our comfort zones.

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Kate said...

Just fabulous Patti. I personally would love to see this doll as a pattern. Would your client allow that? I'd be first in line to buy it.