Victorian Mantis Project : sketches and old frames

I’ve been playing with some different poses and styles and spending lots of time looking at oldĀ daguerreotypes trying to figure out how those hairstyles were done! I have decided I really…. really like sausage curls.

Here are a few of my preliminary sketches…

victorian mantis sketches

victorian mantis sketches

victorian mantis sketch

victorian mantis sketch

victorian mantis sketch
victorian mantis sketches

victorian mantis sketches

victorian mantis sketch

victorian mantis sketch

I have a few more frames needing repair. This is all new to me so I’ll be posting the ups and downs of restoring them to their original beauty.

victorian art frames

victorian art frames

victorian art frames

victorian art frames

victorian art frame

victorian art frame

 

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