I recently purchased a book called Imaginary Characters – Mixed Media Techniques for Figures and Faces. I first learned of this book through a Cloth Paper Scissors magazine called Faces that I had posted about previously. Karen O’Brien, the author of the Imaginary Characters book, and her girl in the red shoes character takes you on a wonderful little folktale journey. Karen teaches you how to create your own one-of-kind characters and provides more than 30 well explained projects to get you started! I just love her little characters and the book has many full page images for your viewing pleasure. I have to say this book just makes me smile every time I open it.
Here is a character I created on mixed media paper after reading through Karen’s book. Fun, fun, fun!!!