Monday, March 30, 2009

The Dumbledore Project!!

Well Sunday yet again slipped right past me.... as I think I mentioned before, Sundays tend to be my 'cram days'...where I cram every project that I have lingering into this one day....running here and there around the house..in a frantic crazed haze. I really should tie a piece of yarn onto my leg...I'll bet at days end I would have a VERY interesting Afghan !!


Mainly we worked on our Dumbledore Miniature for our collector. And what I have decided to do is post pictures here of his progress ...basically birth to fini! Which means I will be doing a lot of sneaking up on Richard and getting 'peering over the shoulder' shots... I will also take some shots of his body and dressing shots...(Dumbledore's...NOT Richards!!!)


Richard has the biggest task of all...as a truly dedicated anal perfectionist ...he is determined to get Dumbledores Lectern 'JUST RIGHT' ...which means tons of extra planning out and work ...don't ya just LOVE a challenge!!! Can you say ..."CRAZY ALREADY"...we can!!!! But it will be fun and indeed we do love a challenge and this one will be unique. Now we are taking artistic licence here as I have decided to create the Richard Harris Dumbledore (the first one) ...which means his clothing is different than the second...there are a lot less detailed photos to find than the second dude... and we are taking artistic licence with combining the second Dumbledore's Lectern with the RH one... but it just seemed the thing to do and we are nuts about that lectern...all the melty candles, gigantic golden owl...glass balls with dragon carvings...etc etc etc... and away we go!!!

So I will from time to time post pics of this piece in progress here on my blog...something that I rarely do ...as I seldom stop work to pop a pic... wish us luck!!!

I have posted a few pics to get the ball rolling ... these were just quick snaps on my worktable...head , legs and hands....

Head is without hat and glasses, hands are not yet painted and legs are just starting to be painted......I will begin putting all together today while Richard will be sawing and doing shop stuff today.......let's see if I can 'sneak' up and snap snap without causing any accidents..... I promise to be VERY careful and quiet!!



Let the Project Begin!!!

Jodi and Richard







34 comments:

MiniKat said...

He's looking fantastic!

Jodi said...

Morning Kat...

Thanks so much...he is off and running. I tried to get the pictures where when you click they get bigger...but I always seem to have issues and problems with that little detail... none are opening larger...sorry bout that.

Have a Great Monday

Jodi

Cheryl Prater said...

Who knew Albus was hiding such youthful and well-defined legs under that robe? Will he have a six-pack (of butterbeer)too? Love seeing your wips - and love the idea of sneaking up on DH.

Jodi said...

Morning Cheryl...

Yes...those are the little known details on Albus Dumbledore...he had well shaped and sexy Gams!! That's really why the long robes...otherwise Professor MacGonagal and Professor Sprout would have been having Cat Fights in the great hall over him...too messy!!
Glad you like the wip idea...GULP!! If I can only remember to snap shots and not get too far ahead..I do tend to get lost in work..

Have a Great Monday
Jodi

Creepy_Creations said...

Oh wow, the making of Dumbledore! Awesome job so far!! I can't wait to see more!! Thank you for sharing!!

Jamie

Joanna Thomas said...

Way cool Jodi! I can already see your amazing detail and it looks like him! I LOVE and read all the HP books so seeing you create these guys is a real treat for me!

xoxox
Joanna

nikkinikkinikki72 said...

love all the creases and saggy bits on his face. The lines are perfect.
He's now going to be my favourite i'm sure. Oh i cant decide.
Its also nice to see all the bits and bobs before the clothes and can't wait to see him complete.
I'm off on my broom to try a new type of broom for a mini witch without the bristles.. Lol
Need to go and find my 10 year old first though. Seems to have vanished out playing. This means walking and walking and lots of calling. Why do children do this to their parents.

Whittaker's Miniatures said...

Isnt Dumbledore supposed to be gay, maybe he could be wearing a pair of pink frilly knickers under his robes he he lol! His face is just perfect Jodi, magnificent. This is going to be such a great project for us all to watch, thankyou so much for the oppurtunity to watch your step by step creation, its so exciting. Hugs Kate and John xx

Tallulah~Belle said...

How exciting...thank you so much for allowing us to follow the birth of Dumbledore.

He is looking most splendid so far !

Designs By CK said...

Hi ya Jodi!

FUN to see this piece in the beginning stages!!! '-)

Hope this note finds you well.

PS: I will get your blog award up and running on Tues.

Monday Cheers!
Chris (-:

Debbie said...

Hi Jodi, I'm so glad your doing Dumbledore in the style of RH. He was the best. Loved him in a Man called Horse. RH did have a magnificent pair of legs in that..
And as for Pink Frilly Knickers don't you dare.. Dumbledore's face is fabulous. I'm in Love with him already..

Jodi said...

Afternoon Jamie...

Thanks so much for stopping by...will post more when I can...

Happy Monday

Jodi

Jodi said...

Afternoon Joanna....

Thanks so much...glad you can already see the resemblance...of course when he gets his glasses and hat on...I think he will be 'more' Dumbledore...

Happy Monday

Jodi

Jodi said...

Afternoon Nikki....

Glad you like the saggy bits and wrinkles...wish I could say the same for my saggy bits and wrinkles....LOL!!!
Now to figure out the fabrics for AD...the curse of living in a small town with only one fabric store...I have to improvise a lot~!!
Broom without bristles...cool! Will you carve it? Richard has carved a few..including the Nimbus 2000...you can make with paper clay... you have a knack for that...
Find that kid!!!

Happy Monday
Jodi

Jodi said...

Afternoon Kate and John...

Frillies underneath his robes...oh dear.... !!!
He does have lovely plum color shoes now...
Stay tuned...more to come...

Happy Monday

Jodi

Jodi said...

Afternoon Jayne...

That's funny... my first blog title was 'Dumbledore's Birth'...but didn't want to take him back that far...lol...do you think he might have had a wee bit of a beard when born?

Happy Monday

Jodi

Jodi said...

Afternoon Chris...

Well I hope I can remember to 'stop' and find the camera...as I said...sometimes I get lost in thought and work....lol!! Keeping camera close by might be smart!

Both well and fine...thanks!

Happy Monday

Jodi

Jodi said...

Afternoon Debbie...

No Pink Frillies...I promise!!

Yes...had to be RH allll the way, and Yes, he did have fine legs. I have always had to biggest crush on him.

Happy Monday

Jodi

Pattee said...

Jodie he is awesome!!!!
You have got him down right to the hair!
Pattee

ODD imagination said...

Beautiful. Love how you handle the hair and beard so effortlessly too.

Enchanted Productions by Joyce Stahl said...

Jodi...I absolutely love seeing Dumbledore as a WIP! WOW! He's going to be amazing! Can't wait to see him finished!

Enchanted Blessings,
Joycee

rosanna said...

OOOHHHH I cannot say a word HE IS SO HANDSOME and sage and severe and wise and..... I'm in love to him

nikkinikkinikki72 said...

Found him in the garden (all five inches of it). In he strolled as i was just putting my boots on ready to start the search.
Its not a bristle brush but a root stump broom, like the witch has just pulled it straight from the soil.
After pulling up some roots in the garden the idea filled my mad mind.
This one is going to become a ghost broom so will be all white.
Just waiting for the wire to dry (like you do).
My step Dad has a picture of a red Indian and the creases and lines on dumbledores face are exactly the same. He's just fab.
Back to me broom!

Jodi said...

Afternoon Pattee..

Thanks so much...glad you like Albus...bet Albus was quite the looker when he was a young budding wizard!

Happy Monday

Jodi

Jodi said...

Afternoon Odd...

by the by...whats your first name...although I do like 'Odd' ..did you ever read the series of ODD Books? Forever Odd, Brother Odd , Odd Thomas...some of MY FAVS!!! Actually I don't do books...I like Audio Unabridged...

Sorry, I digress.....
Thanks so much...

Happy Monday

Jodi

Jodi said...

Afternoon Joyce...

Great to hear from you...thanks so much...hopefully will have a few more shots later today....I think it's time for me to sneak around Richard's shop....

Happy Monday

Jodi

Jodi said...

Good Afternoon Rosanna...

I just adore your accent...I can hear you speak as I read ...wonderful!

Thank You so much for your kind words...he is coming along nicely today...has a body now to go with his head...

Happy Monday

Jodi

Jodi said...

Hello Nikki...

So happy you found him...I use to waunder off as a child ..my Dad would whistle very loudly for me when time to come home..I could here him a block away...run like the wind towards home before he would set off the 'second' whistle alarm...that meant I was in TROUBLE... and my backside would soon turn a lovely shade of pink....
Root Broom...how cool is that...ya need a little mushroom character hanging onto one of the roots...as if he were also pulled up....tee hee...
Can't wait to see...

Happy Monday

Jodi

Jean Day said...

Absolutely wonderful, so alive. Thank you so much for sharing your photos.

Odddollz by Jacqui said...

Oh WOW Jodi, what a treat, you can bet you butt I will be back often to watvh this progress!!!
Thanks so much for sharing this with us:)

HUGZ
JAcqui

Jodi said...

Good Morning Jean...

Thank You so much for you kind remarks...hopefully I will have a few pics to post this morning

Happy Tuesday

Jodi

Jodi said...

Good Morning Jacqui...

Actually I would like to 'bet off' about '20 pounds' of my butt...hee hee....
Thanks for stopping by

Happy Tuesday

Jodi

Oops! Desperate Blogger~ said...

Oh My Goodness Jodisan! This is magnificent! What a treat to watch this take place! I just love that you share the process with us!
Hugs,
Oops

Jodi said...

Morning Oopsie....

How was your trip?
You have been in Richard's Shop a few times...you know how many 'things' that clink, clank, roar, whirl and wiz out there...

Have a Wonderful Wednesday

Jodi