Thursday, January 27, 2011

Katamari Ella!

This strange creature was definitely out of my comfort zone. Can you tell? But, I appreciate a good challenge. Especially if it's for a good friend. So, I had to transport myself back to geometry class and think about shapes and gussets to get this thing right. It is a Katamri Damacy character. And, I had no idea what that was, but from a quick Google image search I can see that she (?) is adored by her fans and has developed quite the cult following. She's from a video game. I'm sensitive to those. Do you remember when either a video game or a tv show was giving all these children seizures several years ago? Well, I think all video games give me seizures, I have a low tolerance. Or, maybe it's just that everyone is better than me at them. I never saved the mushroom princess, not once, even with the utmost concentration, the kind that lends children to stick their tongues out of their mouths. My brothers could rescue her in about 10 minutes, while eating sandwiches and carrying on unrelated conversations. Hmph. I do like games in the three-dimensional world, however.

Katamari Ella was born into this world with a need for speed. Her legs are still strange objects to her, beyond her control, but she knows one day they will be powerful things that will take her to magical places full of sugary snacks! Standing still makes her nervous. There's too much to do and too many shiny, beautiful things to look at. She can not bear to sleep to miss a single moment! Her parents have caught on to this. They lovingly rock her to sleep, the faster the better. The movement is soothing to her and eases her into dream land, where her legs make sense and do what they're told.

1 comment:

janimal said...

I'm not much of a gamer myself, but I LOVE the Katamari games. You did an AWESOME job on this doll. Love!