Friday, December 10, 2010

"I've got a witch mad at me, and you might get into trouble."

I've started work on my "Wizard of Oz" series, but of course I seem to be agonizing over Glinda's hair and dress in a way most unbecoming to an artist... i.e. just redoing it three times because I can't decide if curly hair or straight hair or stylized hair is best... or if poofy sleeves or drapey sleeves or fitted sleeves is best...and in the end I'm designing something so elaborate that even Lady Gaga would raise an eyebrow and say, "Perhaps that's a bit much..."

Glinda is promising to be more complicated with all her clothing and crowns than even my octopus-girl is, but in the midst of all the Glinda obsession... I went ahead and drew cute little Dorothy. With her messy braids and can-do attitude, a sweet farmgirl was a bit of a relief to draw instead of a mystical witch.

Tomorrow, I'll see that she is accompanied by Toto... and a basket... then a little color and she'll be ready to put on Etsy first. Then I'm going to just flip a coin on the Glinda issues so I can get onto the character that I'm REALLY excited about.... the very very wicked witch of the west.

Ooooooooooooo a green paper doll is going to be awesome. I've already decided I must include some stylized orange smoke for her as a backdrop... and of course her broom... and MAYBE SOME FLYING MONKEYS.

I need to calm down about it. (I just LOVE The Wizard of Oz.)

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