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Craft Project, courtesy of Andi

Andi has been guest-blogging at the Blog@Newsarama this week, and Tuesday he posted a little crafts project to make a standie of Charlotte Brook, the character from his upcoming graphic novel Clubbing.

So of course I printed out the project sheet on some heavy paper, pulled out the box of 64 Crayola crayons (never use anything else when it comes to crayons!), and got to work.

Lottie Standie project sheet

I decided to add some accessories for Lottie -- a fat kitten, a pet starling, a squeezy toy pig, and a cup of tea. Witness my drawing skillz. The starling isn't half-bad, eh? I've always liked to draw birds. My earliest models for this were my pet parakeets. The colors aren't quite right in any of these pictures, but I'm too tired to fix them right now.

Lottie project sheet, another view

Then I got the scissors, X-Acto knife, cutting matte, and did the tough part. I'm lousy at cutting things out. The result:

Lottie Standie, complete

I didn't cut her out the way Andi did in his example because I couldn't get a nice, clean cut around her the way he did. But I think this works just as well.

Unfortunately, the toner flaked off a bit on the print out -- I should have printed it at home on the inkjet, rather than on the laser at work. But Andi's inking style hides most of that.  I'm not very happy with how I colored her dress. I put red in a few wrong places on accident. Ah, well. The project was a lot of fun. I love to color.


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Jul. 13th, 2007 09:21 am (UTC)
Have you noticed how this version of Lottie resembles you a bit? You should get blue highlights :D Andi sure has lots of fun ideas.
Jul. 13th, 2007 02:02 pm (UTC)
The resemblance is purely coincidental, as the legal disclaimer says. Nice one, Jennifer, like the coffee cup and squeezy pig. Whose life wouldn't be improved by a squeezy pig?
Jul. 13th, 2007 05:37 pm (UTC)
Whose life wouldn't be improved by a squeezy pig?

Mine sure would be. The model for Lottie's squeezy pig was my piggy bank, which, alas, does not squeez.
Jul. 13th, 2007 05:21 pm (UTC)
Here's a picture of me from the last time Andi saw me in person (Comic-Con 2002! Jeez, FIVE YEARS!):


As I recall, he spent a good portion of the convention making fun of how puny I am.

It's the hair. When my hair was like that, people would look at the picture of Louise Brooks I have hanging near my desk and say I looked like her, even though Louise Brooks and I have very different features.

I dye my hair blue-black pretty regularly, which, the stern, blonde European lady who cuts my hair says, is wrecking it.
Jul. 13th, 2007 05:31 pm (UTC)
Wait! I lied! The last time I saw Andi was in 2003!


I was doing a communist thing that year.
Jul. 13th, 2007 03:04 pm (UTC)
She's so cute! And I think your additions are all fabulous. Squee Pig!
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