Here they are......the last three hearts!! Let's count them off.....Neurotic (pink), Surly (purple) and Lazy (brown). I finished both Surly and Lazy this weekend, and it feels like these last hearts went faster than when I first started out. Hopefully, I'm getting better at the whole process, and I don't need to linger over each part because I feel more confident.
Neurotic needs a bit more work, I think. When I was positioning the eyes, I decided I liked the aesthetic of placing one eye higher than the other. It made her look a little off balance, squirrelly, unstable. I enjoyed the possibility of that so much that I did the same with the wings. However, the execution failed a bit once the demon heart was stuffed. The difference doesn't seem to show up as much, at least to me, so when I do this one again in better material I'm going to have to offset the eyes and wings a bit more.
Surly is pretty straightforward. He's just a grumpy guy that's going to take offense to most anything you say and do. I thought the sharp indent at the top of the heart helped to separate him from Argumentative, as well as having eyes that look narrowed. Both make him look annoyed rather than ready to pick a fight. Hopefully that is. I picked purple because it's a bit darker and more muted than some of the other colors, yet at the same time it's a strong one so I felt it might match his personality.
Lazy is probably the least distinctive of the demon hearts, at least in terms of its shape. I didn't want to go with fat because I did that for Gloomy, but more importantly I didn't want the connotation of lazy = fat. So I made it a bit taller than a normal heart shape, yet plump enough so it's not very angular. The eyes too are essentially basic in their regular old rectangular shape, but by tilting them up they make Lazy look a little sleepy. I decided to droop the wings down to hammer home that lackadaisical attitude. I'm a little afraid though it's just going to make him look depressed, but we'll see. Now that I think about it, I probably should have down that to a lesser extent with Gloomy. Something to keep in mind! I originally assigned yellow as Lazy’s color, but it’s such a cheery color that I decided it just wouldn’t work. There weren’t many other color choices at Hobby Lobby without going with a shade of one I was already using. So, I’ll have to live with cocoa to see if I like it.