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Saturday, April 26, 2014

Art Supplies, Mannikin, Jez Eden

Mervynn the Mannikin - Jez
A4 Sketch with Pitt Pen and Watercolour

I had to have a quick chat with Mervynn about sketching him for PPP&P about whether he was in fact an 'Art Supply' or just an accessory.  He felt he deserved a place here in the theme, and after a while I agreed with him.

This mannikin I have has only ever been useful for decoration, I find it absolutely useless for anything else and no matter where I put him, plus a wodge of Bluetak to hold him, he always manages to fall down.   At the moment he does have his sketchbook and brush but I had to paint on the beret.  I did enjoy painting this and it was very quick to do.

I'm a bit behind on commenting, for which I apologise, but will try to catch up as soon as I can.

14 comments:

  1. This is so adorable, and I'msure Mervynn can be considered an art supply...even if he doesn't get used as an art supply. He definitely was the inspiration for a great fun sketch. I love all the details on his joints. lol Too bad he isn't good at standing up and posing, but I love him this way.

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  2. This is so sweet, even if he is totally useless...he's your arty mascot :-)

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  3. LOL. You combined an almost human being with art supplies in the most creative way. My guy does not stand up on his own either. What's with that? They seem to be loose in the joints.

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  5. Thank you everyone for your comments, which I love and appreciate. Julia, I don't speak Spanish, but I can manage to get the gist of what you are saying, so thank you for visiting.

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  6. You are so funny! I love this little page of art! So much humor and spunk to it! You and your art are sheer delight, Jez. So glad you are here!

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  7. Jez, I love your mannikin! He looks so proud of his brush and hat. I wonder if someone here is talented enough to crochet him a little hat? I wish I were!

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    1. Gosh, he'd love that - and he's probably send them one of his painting as a 'thank you'!

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  8. You are so thoughtful to ask Mervynn...I took it upon myself a while ago to collage and redo the hairstyle of my little wooden figure, who I shall now name MervyLynn. I can imagine what she'd say if she had a voice. Wish I could get a picture over to you so you'd have a good laugh. xo irene

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    1. Lovely comment here, Irene, it made me smile. Yes, I'm always giving Mervynn a make-over to let him express his multi-faceted personality. Now that you've mentioned a hairstyle I want to make him (or he may then be her) a wig of newspaper strips. It's all great fun being silly about things like that!
      If I could find out how to put my email on my profile page I'd put it there. I'll head over to your blog and see if you have your email address there, I'd love to see MervyLynn.

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  9. I love him! I have a little wooden mannikin, too...somewhere. I sketched him once for fun but have never found him useful for posing or anything. I bought him because he was cute, LOL.

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    1. Yes, that was my reason for buying him. I've seen little versions about 4 inches high and lusted after one, and I think next time I go in that particular bargain art shop I'll get one as a little friend for Merv.

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