The Further Adventures of Artemis Thing

The Art Thing is now known as Artemis Thing, because…err…it wasn’t an Arthur.

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Paint got added! A lot of PITT pen, some acrylic paint in Unbleached Titanium, Titanium White, and Transparent Raw Sienna.

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Angus would like to assist in this process.

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Artemis Thing gets a leather tunic. I soaked it first—it’s vegetable tanned leather—and then shaped it over the body and tied it in place. There are undoubtedly going to be rubber band marks on the final leather, but I’m okay with that. I like the natural leather color, but will probably want to add a little paint to play it up–or I’ll suddenly decide to paint it red or something

I, uh, have no idea if I can get the leather off once it’s dry, but I’ll try. It’s a really thin gauge leather that I bought on accident, so it’s nice to get some use out of it.

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My plan all along is to make this a wall-mounted piece—I don’t really know what to do with dolls and there’s no way it’ll stand up on its own. So I put a board up on my easel and stuck a nail in it and hung the Art Thing so that I had some idea how it was going to work on the wall.

 

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