Friday 9 October 2015

Old World, New World

We have a meeting of worlds today - I finished my latest witch for 'Good Witches Bad Witches' and she joins the others - last photo below. She is American (Texan, specifically) and I really hope I've done her justice!

She stands at 5.5 inches tall and is a little more portly than I intended. She wears denim, a plaid shirt, cowboy boots, and a western style witch's hat. Her familiar is an armadillo (see, that's why I wanted to do Texas!) Incidentally, there will be three American witches eventually, as I didn't feel that one is enough to represent the vast United States. Also, I carved out her miniature Jack O' Lantern and put an LED light inside so that it glows under her warty chin.

A note to my American friends...
If you follow this blog, specifically the project 'Good Witches Bad Witches' (which is being developed as a film based on my books), you'll see that I am creating my characters based on all sorts of stereotypes and that they come in all sorts of funny shapes and sizes. I am creating this world and these characters because I love the subject matter (I even wrote a book called 'The Witch's Day" when I was 6 years old and got a little write-up in the paper). I mean to entertain and certainly in no way offend, so please take this character in the spirit in which it is intended, take a look at my other witches, and if you have any feedback please do leave a comment (they're never censored here) or email me. I'd love to hear from you! :)

See my work in progress below and a final shot of some of my European witches and the American (Texan).

Don't forget to follow my progress on Instagram, Facebook and find out more about me (Caroline McFarlane-Watts) and Tall Tales Productions at the website here.

stop-motion film, Disney Pixar film, Tim Burton stop-motion film, Laika in development, Laika Studios, Aardman


Lisa Neault said...

oh she's cute. The armadillo is a crowning touch, lol. Can't wait to see what others you add to the herd.

Miss Mitzy Miniatures said...

Hi Caroline
I have been following your blog for a long time and I think your work is amazing. Not only do you have a great talent for sculpting miniatures, but the painting and shading you apply is wonderful. It is always a pleasure to view your work.
Jayne c

Swapna Dinesh said...

Hi Caroline...I have been catching updates of your work ever since I chanced upon your blog... Love everything you do...I work with Cold Porcelain..a beginner yet...your work is an inspiration...!

Whimcees said...


Your Texas witch is true Texas! I am happy that there will be three American witches as here in the Midwest (Wisconsin) our witches would be quite different! I look forward to seeing the next one!


Barbara Dianr

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