Saturday, November 6, 2010

More plans for the Harry Potter figures...

Hey all!

Thought I would post the two more recent sketches for the Harry Potter figures that I am getting for my wife for Christmas...

I put together a pair of more detailed sketches... one of the three characters themselves, and one of the display base I am going to make for them.

The figures will be mainly in blacks and flesh tones, with some wood and other random colors.  I'll be using yellows and reds as spot colors... red for Hermione's book (and possibly a tan pant,) a yellow and red Gryffindor scarf for Harry, and red hair and a tannish/yellowish tipped broom for Ron.  I figure the colors will help tie them together a bit.


The display base will be quite an undertaking... I am going to paint it to look like a room in the castle.  I picked up a slew of frames from a doll house place and will be doing portraits all over the room much like the books and films feature... I'll be sure to include one of Dumbledore sleeping, and probably one of the Fat Lady.  I've also got a fireplace, telescope, and shelves coming, and already have a rolltop desk and some other shelves.  I plan to do the fireplace with a cutout so it looks particularly deep, and then the window will be cutout too, with a slit in the top of the box in order to let some light in... I plan to have a moon and some towers of Hogwarts in the window.  I'm going to do a wooden floor out of balsa planks, and possibly a carpet as well, although I'll have to think about how to pull that off.  I also plan to sculpt the Sorting Hat out of greenstuff, and I am going to drape a cloth over one chair and then paint it to look like the chair underneath it in an attempt to convey the feeling of the Invisibility Cloak... we'll see how that turns out!

So... overall, I hope it turns out great.  I have infinite confidence in Soapy's sculpting ability.... not as much in my own ability to pull off the

5 comments:

The Angry Lurker said...

Sounding better and better.

Josiah Martin said...

Great project, can't wait to see it come together! Please take lots of WIP pics!

Author said...

Will do! I am not sure if Soapy will take WIP shots or not (he is a busy fellow) but I will certainly take some of the display base, and of the painting of the figures when I do get them:)

Dan said...

Im not a big Harry Potter fan but I think this is a great idea for your wife. I always love watching other peoples creative ideas and am looking forward to how it turns out.

Author said...

Hey Dan!

Thanks for the kind words... I hope I can do the figures justice:) I, too, am curious to see how it turns out!