Friday, September 13, 2013

Alma Benita ~2

We continue on with the Journey of Alma Benita...

Last week we looked at Simply Carved Santos, now we they are expanded by adding color. Many of these still have the beloved primitive feel to them but have a bit more depth with the addition of the color...

Remember ,this Alma Benita series, is a progression in design for you to understand from a doll making view how each stage shows a betterment in technique.






The color in this below shows the primary colors of yellow, red, and blue (no green) nicely placed to give detail to the carving.



I love this one below with the crown because of the size, shape, and tilted placement, it adds a whimsy to the piece while still being soulful. The balance of color is wonderful from the cool blue to the just enough of soft red to keep your eye on the piece.
These below are from one artist, whose name is still not clear to me. But lovely in the shape and use of color used in pattern design.






These two are more contemporary and style that is most associated with today's Santos figures...


From adding color we take a look at jointing. These pieces are older but more complex with the addition of the joints...

This piece below is beautifully jointed, not showing any of the jointing itself.

Below is my very favorite. Not sure if it is the wear of the clothing, the expression of the face, or maybe the very stitches that holds her together...


This one is an excellent piece with larger hands, I love exaggerated features on my dolls and so that is probably why I am drawn to this piece.


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