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