Elvira will be SO EXCITED when she sees this!!! (I hope!!!)
I’ve been a fan of ELVIRA since I laid eyes on her. Besides her incredible look, I’ve always loved her tongue-in-cheek humor. It’s filled with snappy comebacks, innuendo and physical comedy. Even as a little gay boy, I couldn’t get enough boob jokes. I watched her first movie “Elvira Mistress of the Dark” many many times. I still quote it without thinking in everyday conversation.
When I decided to do a portrait, I wanted an image like the one above, that would capture the humor. However, the image I choose was just too spectacular. It’s so striking and magical. The excited Elvira above will get a portrait soon.
After selecting the image and size I will do it, I start laying out some pieces to hold the baseplates together and structuring the main face shapes. I like to start with the lips.
I use the original image a lot and draw squares on it when I fill in areas. This gives me reference for where I am later, because it’s easy to get lost.
I love that eye!!
I sent this to my friend and fellow fan Richard. He knew who it was already, so that was a good sign. If I can’t recognize it by this phase, I start over.
Between these two images is a period much longer than one would think.
My work area is fairly organized. Sorting LEGO pieces by color and size makes it easier to find parts, but it’s not a fun job.
This looks done, but it’s not. I ran out of Pink and Purple pieces and am waiting for a shipment. You will have to check out the final image when i post it.