I really like his face.
I’ve been thinking about doing a face from a different angle for a while, wanting to see if I could make it work on the same doll design. Here is my 3/4 view face-
There are many challenges in putting together a tattooed fellow. One is that I need a toile fabric for the tattooed parts and a plain fabric for the head and hands. The fabrics are over-dyed so the color needs to match, and to a lesser degree, the weave texture. If there is a section of the toile fabric that is plain, Hurray! I can cut my parts out of that. Sometimes I have to squeeeeeze and I’m thinking as I cut it, I’ll make this work somehow. Maybe I was thinking that I’d sew the little part of print on the inside. Or fiddle with the seam allowance. But then, later, probably many months later, when I sewed it up, I’d forgotten all about that. And when I stuffed him, there it was. And another blue print section on the other side of his face, now covered with hair. Because obviously, this was an opportunity for creative problem solving.
Other details include another toile with a castle- I’m seeing a trend here. Also, a great old brass button and some very vintage white ric rac.