Thursday, December 10, 2009

The hat

This will be the first thing I do before moving on to the sculpting/carving portion of the figure. The figures in Miller's paintings appear to wear one of two different hat types. The first is a slouch or "round" felt hat with a three to six inch brim. These sometimes have decorations that consist of feathers, fur, and or tails tucked into the hatbands of strap, cord, or ribbon. The second is a type of "hunter's hood" mostly made from hide or cloth. They have small "ears" on either side and are also shown decorated with feathers, bird wings, and other ornaments. I'll be making a felt slouch hat that will be in the figure's right hand.

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