FABRIC ART DOLL HAIR | St. George & the Dragon ⚔🐉

FABRIC ART DOLL HAIR | St. George & the Dragon ⚔🐉

– Greetings, and welcome
to The Dream Syndicate. Today we’re making fabric art doll hair. So let’s get crafting. If you’re going to imagine Saint George, what hair color do you think of? I decided to go with a blond color myself. Here I’m just cutting out
a roundish shape of fabric and then I’ll put down equal parts of two-part resin epoxy and stir that up. Then we’ll take our Popsicle stick here and spread a thin layer
across where you imagine the scalp of the character to be. Once we’ve mixed the epoxy, wait five minutes before it sets up. So it might be a good idea to play around with the fabric on the head
before you even apply the epoxy. And then once the epoxy’s been put on, around the three or four minute mark, that’s when you actually put the fabric on and try to replicate that shape that you found that you liked already. When I’m shaping the character’s hair, I just try to find folds that look good. And for a short-haired character, you generally need three
to four times more fabric than the surface area of
the character’s scalp. And then there’s some spots that still didn’t adhere well enough, so I’m gonna take some Fabri-Tac and fix that up real quick. As I lightly sketch this
next layer of fabric, let me give you some ideas
of some of the best fabric to use for an art doll’s hair. I usually keep a lookout for fabric that has a bit of a
sheen or a shine to it, something that’s maybe
sateen or a silk blend, just something that when light hits it, and it shines kind of like
how healthy hair might. I always keep an eye out for remnants of fabric because they’re cheap and I stock up on any natural
hair color I can find. So if you can find it where
it’s $1.50 or $2 a yard, just pick it up and then you’ll just have it for future projects. (whimsical music) Now I’m just gonna lay
that piece of fabric I cut across the top and then sort
of fold it back onto itself from the left and the right side and sort of pin elements into place as I get them looking a way that I like. Okay great, now we’re starting to have pins sticking out everywhere, so this craft is properly weaponized. Now that our hair is
more or less in place, we’re gonna start to sew together the upper and lower layers of hair, but also look for interesting folds that we can kinda put together that just feel like hair
when you look at it. There’s no real way of knowing
how this should look until you see it and you’re just
sorta happy with the result. Another way to think
about art doll hair making is in drawing tutorials
you’re taught to think of the hair as more of an abstract shape and not render each individual hair. So what we’re doing here is looking for a natural, organic shape that looks like hair should be. Another thing that I do is
when I thread my needle, I leave a little bit of
extra thread on the end of it and then when I go through
and sew the end of a seam, I leave a little excess on the end and cut those a little uneven, and what they tend to look like is little flyaway hairs that
might be there on a person. As good as I get at making art dolls and sewing in miniature
craft and things like that, I still feel like I’m gonna always struggle with threading needles. Let me know in the comments below if you have struggled with
threading needles too. Sometimes it takes me five, six times to just thread a single, stinking needle. If you wanna join me in
making the imaginary reality, don’t forget to subscribe
and hit the bell icon. Okay, if I can manage to not stab myself, I’m gonna run a seam down
the center of the hairline where the hair parts here. As I’ve sort of hinted at before, there really isn’t any
right way to do this. I’m just looking for what looks good. There’s really no rules,
no set parameters. It’s just I want something that looks sort of like hair and
gets the idea across. So I don’t think about every
single stitch in depth, I just kinda see where it’s going and make my decisions from there. Because when it comes to art, if the finished result looks good, it doesn’t matter how you got there, as long as you’re happy and other people are happy
with the way it looks. Now I’ll just take a moment to see if I like how the hair is laying and then also how those
flyaway hairs look on the head. And this one spot must be jinxed because I have to put
some more Fabri-Tac down to get that to tack down
where I want it to be. When I want to give a
character fine eyebrows, I’ll adhere some thread to the eyebrow and then sort of noodle in the place with a sewing needle or a pin and try to get the shape how I wanna do and then you can see here exactly how I’m applying it right
there with the Fabri-Tac. And now, our Saint George has a just out of the salon look. Thanks so much for watching. If you want to join me in making the imaginary reality weekly, don’t forget to subscribe
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3 Replies to “FABRIC ART DOLL HAIR | St. George & the Dragon ⚔🐉”

  1. You can see the rest of how St. George was made here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_-zBZ2ikGTQxxBEMJFQi5gjhRJXRCmQn
    Or how the dragon was made here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_-zBZ2ikGTSxUV3VpmqaKZ3ZAUVFvzkv

    Music Credits
    "Darkest Child" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

    "Pooka" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

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