Monday, March 14, 2011

More on Hagrid

Got Hagrid/Robbie wrapped, and he looks HUGE, but that's partly due to the fluffiness of the wrapping. Once he has 'skin', and a bit of needle-sculpting, he'll look more in proportion. I have measured the total figure in 'heads', as an artist should. It works out!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

OK, been working on both Hagrid and the thestral but the progress on the thestral is 'less than exciting', since it's mostly legs, hips, shoulders. The framework under all that still shows in some limbs, so it just looks awkward. However, the Hagrid piece is starting to look a bit like Robbie Coltrane! I'm hoping it will be close enough for jazz, as they say, once the face is covered with the right kind of hair-stuff. I think the likeness is close enough to continue. If it fails, then I can remove the hair and at least the outer clothing, and turn the piece into something with another theme. He looks older in the photos, due partly to the lack of hair, and partly because the chin is so wrinkly, like an older man. But the beard will cover that, and eyebrows will help a lot!

This will take a lot of batting to fill out the figure, but it'll be worth it. The head is nearly three inches tall, which will put the finished doll about two feet in height. This is very tall for most art dolls. But, after all, Hagrid is a half-giant!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

No news is good news... right?

I've been inching along with Hagrid and the thestral, not much progress of interest. I think the thestral needs some corrections in the legs, but should double check first. Made cookies the other day -- now, THOSE were interesting! (Interesting, at least enough to make a little oinker of myself with them!)

Friends are losing husbands or coming close to losing them. I suppose it's only a phase of life, but it's upsetting. Especially now.

Cold and snow are getting old and boring! Spring always comes, eventually. March is the most difficult time of year for me, anyway. I also have the retreat piece to prepare for, so that will keep me occupied for awhile. More pictures with progress will have to wait til another entry.