Friday, March 12, 2010

Transforming a Jibibut to Kokeshi. We Heart Wood, Jibibuts Custom show

Noferin has a wonderful new line of wooden toys called Jibibuts. They have asked a handful of their favorite Artists' to customize these fantastic little toys. I was delighted to part of the show. Here are some work in progress images of my latest Jibibut custom.

April 8, 2010, We Heart Wood, Noferin Jibibuts Show @ Munky King, Los Angeles, CA

I started with a cute little Jibibut and a Kokeshi Base. These Jibibuts are way to nice to sand and paint over But I must do as Noferin asks.

Cutting the Kokeshi base.

Merging the two pieces and sanding.

After several coats of gesso the drawing begins.

Painting in the drawing. My favorite part.

After several hours of painting away here is the final product.

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Unknown said...

Thanks for sharing! Your kokeshi is amazing - as well as all of your paintings!
I´m also painting wooden dolls - you can see them on my blog...

Bryan Collins said...

It's a beauty.

anneleah said...

Oh, so this would be KOKESHI Dancers . I really have no idea after all. Now i know.

Twinky said...

Wow. cute! I wanted to make a lot of KOKESHI Dancers.