Tuesday, 3 March 2015

A Peek Under the Petticoat

That may have got your attention, but I should have said, it's a witch's petticoat, so you may decide to click back over to Facebook or wherever you came from. For those that are still interested, you can scroll down to the next image...

This week I finished the witch character mentioned in my last post, and also blogged about ages ago here. As you can see from this particular post about her, her design changed quite a bit. I wasn't happy with her look when I revisited it, and decided she needed to be fatter, with wider hips and I also had the idea of making her pastry chef hat less traditional, and more like a bone. She's a witch after all. I added layers of petticoats (with my signature brown & white, and blue & white stripes), and a range of interesting objects, including a rat, in her apron pocket. I also changed the bob haircut to be two buns, because she's a pastry chef and the buns resemble pastries.

This pastry chef witch is part of the world of witches I am creating for 'Myrtle the Witch'. There will be a book and a short film, but an exhibition may come first. My 'fans' will know that I have already been selling Myrtle the Witch merchandise for the past 2 years and that more items continue to be made available for collectors all the time.
She is made from clay over armature wire, and unusually, she's in 1:12 scale. Finished with paints and mixed media. Enjoy some photos of her in progress below, and the newer sketch which reflects the changes I made to her design. Laika The Boxtrolls ParaNorman Laika miniatures





14 comments:

Stephanie Kilgast said...

I love your tiny personas :)
Oh and I'm a stripe lover, so I'm totally into those layers!

Mamma A. said...

Amazing!You are so talented!
I looove the mouse in the pocket and I must admit that the lady looks a bit like me heheh:D

Caroline McFarlane-Watts said...

Thanks so much both of you!

Stephanie, I LOVE stripes! In every single one of my paintings (going back to when I was about 15) you'll see blue and white stripes or brown and white stripes or a brown and white chequered pattern! I love polka dots too. Thanks again! x

Whimcees said...

Hello!

What a wonderful character! I love everything about her! Your work is awesome and I am going now to check out your posts! Wishing you a happy day!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Merja said...

Ooo la laa! What a madam! Lovely :)

julie campbell said...

Love this, fab Caroline
Julie x

PILAR6373 said...

Encantadora,adorable!!!!
Besos.

Nono said...

You have a big talent!!! This is a wonderful character doll! Congrats!

Nono said...

You are very talented!!! This is a beautiful character. Congrats!

Duendes said...

Hi,
met his blog today was blown away by his work...
is a wonderful art.
big hugs.

Besu said...

She look faboulous. Amazing job !

Caroline McFarlane-Watts said...

Wow - thanks for all the high praise!! Working on my next witch now and will post soon! C

Michelle Andrew said...

Absolutely love the witches, detail and colouring is amazing. I'm studying stop motion right now at uni, i can't wait to see these lovely ladies move!!

Karin Burfict said...

Wonderful!! What a great concept and masterfully done...

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