You may recall (a long, long time ago) that I have trouble making faces for my amis. In that post, I gave you all a glimpse of an old project as one of my example of bad faces:
If you are not familiar with it, this is No-Face from the animated film Spirited Away. Here is a picture from the film:
I attempted to make No-Face waaayyy back in 2012 for my brother. As I look back for my pattern, which I thought I had written down in its entirety, I have realized that I barely wrote anything down!
Look at the bottom of that… “Face” and “Mouth?” Are you kidding me? Hey, past self… what were you thinking? Oh, that’s right – I was just winging it because I had no idea what I was doing! At this point in time, I wasn’t yet writing out patterns to make them on a regular basis (my Etsy shop was still 9 months from opening). Besides, this was a gift!
But it’s been almost 3 years.
I think it’s about time I finish up this pattern. I hate leaving it incomplete. It’s still in Notepad for goodness sake! I put them all in Word Documents now. It must be transferred!
But first – a little update on the first No-Face:
This is No-Face.
He’s been experiencing life, going to school…
Needless to say, he’s a little broke.
This parking ticket didn’t help things.
He’s had to cut back a bit. Poor guy.
…and that’s all I got.
I asked my brother to send me a picture of No-Face because I didn’t have any. He decided to be creative and sent me all of those. So, I felt I needed to give him a little story.
I’m not the most creative when it comes to storytelling… it’s hard enough for me to figure out what to write in my blog posts!
Well, after a few days of working on him on and off, I finally finished him!
I give you the new-and-improved No-Face!
I like this one so much better (but don’t tell my brother)!
For whatever reason, I made the first one with a weird-shaped head. I think I had a reason for it, but I can’t figure out what. I still have a slight shape to this one but it is very minimal.
I also changed the mouth a little bit. I added more teeth and it is slightly bigger but more clean.
And, of course, I took more care with the face itself to make it look a bit neater. I used the face shape from my Shy Guy so it is less wonky than before.
Overall, I like how it turned out! He looks cute. Such a happy little guy!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!