Assignment: Blank Modification

Take one of your character designs from the in-class exercise and apply it to the provided wooden blank.

Remember our themes: juxtaposition, appropriation, complexity, emotion.  Try to turn this traditional arts and crafty object/form into something “more”.

 

Wooden toy blanks
Wooden toy blanks

 

Start with some sketches

Sketches of possible characters

It can be a paint job.

Painted wooden pegs

Painted monster on wooden toy blank
Painted monster on wooden toy blank
Painted wooden toy blanks
Painted wooden toy blanks

 

Experiment with color

Painted multi-colored wooden dinosaur toys
Painted multi-colored wooden dinosaur toys

Add material to the blank

Felt ears added to wooden toy blank
Felt ears added to wooden toy blank
Painted wooden toys with molded hair
Painted wooden toys with molded hair

 

You can modify the wooden blank.

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Modifying some wooden doll forms #arttoys #ilovelathe

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Second color added #arttoyitp

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Making some Cyclopes #arttoyitp

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Use Stencils

 

Add texture

 

Mill or turn your own

 

Use Multiple Pegs

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Gorillas are done #buildyourowntoys #woodengorilla

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Remember our themes: juxtaposition, appropriation, complexity, emotion.

Bring your completed character to class and be prepared to talk about it.  The toys will be displayed.  Blog and Instagram your work.

Wood Doll Bodies (Amazon)

Wooden Peg Outline Sheet

Wooden Peg VectorWorks file

Wooden Peg STL file