Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Russian nesting dolls

So awhile back, I was invited by Lana Crooks to participate in a show of custom Russian nesting dolls (you know, those little dolls that stack inside each other?) at the A.Okay Official gallery in Chicago. I was kind of at a loss to how to approach it since it's a little outside my normal thing, but in the end I decided on a sequential theme as oppose to a collection theme. These are probably the smallest figures I've ever painted (starting at 5" tall and ending at 1.5") and also the first time I've used acrylics for anything other than underpainting since I was in school, so I was pretty happy that it actually even looked like anything in the end :P

Honestly, I'm really happy with how they came out. As is always the problem with dimensional work, these just aren't the same in photos, but I'll try:

And close-ups of each individual doll:


Ben Newman said...

those are so insanely brilliant i don't even know what to say!
if they ever get mass produced i'll be first in line to get a set.

Carlos Ranna said...

I like your aproach. Very interesting.

ces said...

Those are wonderful! Do more! Sell them! I'll be second in line.

Bowlin said...

That IS a great idea!

jasonwclark said...

I want one of these so bad. Excellent work man!