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!