This fine fellow started out as a composition in browns- his toile tattoos, his eyes and hair, his boots, shorts, embroidery details… but when I got to choosing a kilt color and I’d pulled out more browns, well, it just wasn’t working for me. So, Red!
You can see his brown striped shorts and his knees-
And under his hat-
It is pretty darn hot here but maybe not so much where he is from which might explain his hat.
Here he is without his hat-
His kilt is removable and he has navy and white shorts underneath.
I made him a scarf but I think I like him better without it-
He has some snazzy shorts on under his kilt-
Swoon! Such a handsome fellow!
This pictures shows some of the details- his knees! And what he has under that gorgeous kilt. Also, the little 3-holed glass buttons.
Wow, 2 posts in one day! ‘Tis the season.
I haven’t made a kilted fellow in a long time and I wanted to make one before the end of the year.
The title sounds very seasonal, doesn’t it!
I will never get over how fantastic this toile is. Lions,
ruins, sheep, bunnies, owls and swans and ladies dressed like Greek goddesses!
I’ll start with some on-the-desk pics-
He’s getting his hair-do. And below, hanging with the other kilt-guy.
Vintage cotton plaid from my Mom’s stash and a cashmere man scarf.
Cherubs on his back-
Under the kilt-
One last post before SF.
I don’t usually talk about the bumps in the road but not many of the dolls go from start to finish with no missteps along the way. And, the last few weeks there were more than usual- I am ready for some time away from the studio. I knew this fellow was going to have a kilt but this is the second one I made because I made an un-fixable error on the first one- The kind that is not worth trying to fix. I’ve learned to tell the difference because many times, trying to fix something takes more time than starting over. But, he made it through the process and I’m happy with how he turned out.
Mimosa is blooming outside the window.
This one had to be made right away because I needed to see how he’d look in a kilt!
Pretty fantastic, I’d say.