Moleskine sketchbook (the cahier journal) fits in my purse or backpack, and I like keep one handy for long lines, car rides, sudden genius (quick before the lights go out). I have started keeping one just for doll faces, to work on facial expressions, the kind that make a character come alive.
faes out there), who is the enforcer of the The Rules About Sweet Indulgence. She never sleeps. She knows where you live.
Mrs. Danvers, from the film based on Daphne du Maurier's novel, Rebecca? The veiled insolence, the servant superior to the mistress, the chilly sense of menace? Yeah, that one. Imagine a scene where this character almost talks the innocent young thing into dashing herself onto the sea-tossed rocks far below, yes, just a step out the elegant casement, and all your worries will be ended, you know you want to, and a performance that makes this character believable. Ah, the skittery frisson of shock and helplessness as you find yourself actually considering defenestration ...
The little doll faces sketchbook I hope will help me reach a goal creating grand, maybe histrionic, possibly menacing, believable characters. Those little fantasies you buy into, that willing suspension of disbelief. What fun! Simple, harmless little dollies, wouldn't cause a moment's concern, would they?