Bowie fan art project
Posted March 24, 2015on:
Not long ago I made a post about a new project I had in mind, making a Ziggy Stardust doll based an iconic photo taken in the early 70s by Mick Rock. It’s finally done and I am really happy with the result.
It was a new challenge for me, I had to put wires in the doll to be able to pose it, make the clothes with material, and make a chair as well to match the scene. It took me a month to finish it, but I took my time and it was really worth it.
It’s not easy to crochet a doll when you have to work around wires, but a little patience goes a long way (well, maybe a lot of patience).
I used a wooden mannequin to help me get the right dimensions of the torso, arms and legs. This is my first time using one and I do not regret that purchase!
Anyway, here is the result, a crocheted version of Mick Rock photo of Ziggy Stardust:
Here are the two pics side by side. I Photoshopped mine to to get the lighting as close as I could to the original.
Since my doll is posable, here another pic standing up. I actually took this pic before adding the pendant, so it is missing on that shot.
I really had a lot of fun with this project, now I just need to figure out where I am going to display my doll. This is just the beginning of my Rock N’Roll series, my next one will be based on an iconic photo of Debbie Harry, from Blondie.
Update: I tweeted a picture of this doll, and the legendary photographer Mick Rock added it to his favorites. Let me say that it doesn’t get better than that!