I was trying to make one of Valerie Hector's tubular polygons ( the triangular cube, p.108-109 in her book "The Art of Beadwork") when it became a beaded bead that I didn't know what to do with. So I just kept on and one end of the beaded bead became a skirt, then a ball dress and finally an ugly red hair lady with too much lipstick on her lips (French 18/0 vintage rocaille seed beads). Ugly work, the white thread is sticking out, but a good study on 3D sculptural beadwork (my first freeform sculpture).
After making this lady, I recalled that Svetlana has written a post on that subject recently ("Beading with Humor"). Few days ago, I just ran through that post and didn't have time to indepth the subject properly. But now, I was curious to check it out to see if there was in common between my lady and those 3D beaded persons.
I put below links to fantastic 3D beaded characters, I recommend you to visit:
Joyce J. scott - "Vaulted" and see more of Joyce J. Scott's in the same gallery and also this man with this watermelon. There is surely much more, but I unfortunately don't know about one place/book that gathers Joyce J. Scott fabulous and genius work that I wish I could see one day.
David K. Chatt - "Confrontation in the Green Room" Woow! I wish I can see in reality this supreme masterpiece one day!
Sig Wynne Evans - Collectibles - 5 gallery pages with plenty of funny peyote beaded persons, go check it out!
Killing two birds with one stone, I had today a visit of a nice Turtle Dove bird (Streptopelia turtur) תור מצוי. Isn't it pretty?