Free Form Friday: Zombies on my Brain Result in a New Project in Process
Many of you who know me well, know I frequently have zombies on my brain. I'm not referring to zombies literally eating my brain (though I do feel that way before my morning coffee), but rather that I spend a substantial amount of time thinking about them and creating zombie themed projects.
I spent my Thursday evening helping my (almost) 9 year old paint planets for his science project which was due today and which he'd conveniently forgotten about until yesterday. Since I had all my paints out, I decided it was time to drag a Barbie doll or two out of my basement studio and transform her into a zombie, a project I've been planning for almost two years now, but never attempted. I have a bin full of assorted Barbies that I've rescued from thrift stores on various shopping trips. When I pulled the first Barbie out of the bin I discovered that mice had nibbled on various parts of the dolls. While I must admit I was initially bugged, I decided to work with what they'd left me and consider the chew marks as zombie bites. Sure, I have zombie mice in my basement. Don't you? : )
Initially, I painted her with leftovers that we'd mixed to paint a planet with, but once she dried, decided she needed more green mixed in with the grey, so I've since repainted her with a newly mixed, slightly more green shade. I also need a slightly finer paint brush than the one I have to paint her face. Then, while I like the way her wounds look, think they need to be a deeper red, so will be working on that next.
All in all, I'm happy with the progress so far and am excited to see how she'll look when finished, after I give her a couple more wounds and gashes and whatever else comes to mind as I complete her. I'd love to hear your thoughts and comments on the process so far.