Monday, April 13, 2009

Dumbledore Finished...at last!







We are at last finished with our Dumbledore Commission...whew! Several little intermissions later...we have at last (or I should say Richard) photographed Dumbledore and will now get him ready to be carefully boxed and ready to send to his new home.
We are very pleased with how he turned out...and as with anything...photos never look as good as in person...I just wish you could see the tiny tiny details that just tend to show up as 'mini blurs' in the photograph. I am not even sure the 3 photos above will go bigger when clicked... so I have uploaded about 12 different photographs on our PBASE Gallery just in case... 1:12th scale miniatures are indeed hard to photograph. He is just at 6 inches.
Thanks everyone for hanging in there through this process of creating this piece... it was indeed a true labor of love...
Now onto the next...
Have a Good Evening
Jodi and Richard

37 comments:

Sumaiya Mehreen said...

Oh! So precious! I love your dolls!!!

Jodi said...

Thank You so for your very kind words... I love your dolls as well...

Have a Wonderful Evening

Jodi and Richard

Joanna Thomas said...

Very impressive! It is hard to believe he is so small! I swear it looks just like him and the detail is just wonderful (as always!). This was so much fun to watch from the begining and the finish was a true reward! You guys rock!

xoxox
Joanna

clothnclay said...

Oh!... Breathtaking!... Ok, now I'm just speechless! Becky

Jodi said...

Hi Joanna...you are so sweet, thanks a million! It was a true joy to work on.. and even more fun to share..

Have a Great Evening

Jodi and Richard

Jodi said...

Oh Becky...you made our night...thank you so much. The nervous part of doll making for us has always been when finished to 'show it' ...gulp!!! Neither of us do well with that part...lol.

Have a Great Evening

Jodi and Richard

Valerie said...

Absolutely stunning!!! I loved watching the process and can well imagine the look on the new owners face when they get their first peek!

Jodi said...

Hi Valerie

Thank You so much. I will let you know what she says...we are very nervous...

Have a Great Evening

Jodi and Richard

MiniKat said...

He's absolutely wonderful!

julie campbell said...

This is just wonderful,you have just captured the character so well, his face is amazing :0)
I was thrilled to see the photos this morning , your customer is going to be over the moon :0)
julie xx

Debbie said...

Jodi and Richard what can I say? The detail of Dumbledore is totally amazing, fabulous, fantastic. Your customer is going to be over the Moon with him. Thank you so much for sharing his creation with us.

Whittaker's Miniatures said...

Jodi and Richard.
English Expression here...... We are gobsmacked!!! Means amazing in a BIG way!
Thankyou so much for letting us see all the progress of this wonderful Dumbeldore, we love him. His cloaks are so luxurious, his face is perfection, and as for the lecturn ..well, what can we say but simply awesome. Your customer is the luckiest, luckiest person. Well done both of you. Whats next????? :-) Kate and John xx

Patty Benedict said...

Just Amazing!!!!
BUgs & Hisses
patty

rosanna said...

WOOOHHHH Can you hear me from far far away? he is GREAT. Even hubby as given him a serious look instead of passing by uttering odd sounds as he usually does. He is wonderful and the lantern is so like the real one: it's hard to believe that they are both minis. I wish I could have one of your works. Let me pay all the mortgage on my house and then....

Ginger said...

Don't be a bit nervous. The new owner will be as speechless as the rest of us. OMG. There isn't one little part I'm not totally in love with. As always, you guys blow me away. Thanks for letting us peer over your shoulders while you created this masterpiece.

Jodi said...

Thanks Kat...It was so much fun working on this piece.

Have a Terrific Tuesday

Jodi

Jodi said...

Morning Julie...

Thank You so much... Portraits are a bit nerve-wracking but I think I was able to capture his spirit

Have a Terrific Tuesday

Jodi

Jodi said...

Hi Debbie...

Thanks so much... Still keeping fingers crossed and I always hold my breath until the piece reaches the collector and all is well....then a BIG sigh of relief...and only then do I start breathing again.

Have a Terrific Tuesday

Jodi

Jodi said...

Hello to you both...Kate and John...

I like that word....'Gobsmacked' ...it will be my word of the day...using it everywhere...lol! I do that with words...
Thank You both so much for your kind words.
Whats next...well...we have a bigger sized piece to do 2 characters with a real working Ric Shaw...but I think we will do one or two more chacaters from Harry Potter first...

Have a Terrific Tuesday

Jodi

Jodi said...

Morning Patty...

Hope you are feeling better and that the pain in both your body and heart are subsiding a bit.

Thank You so much for your kind words...

Hugs and
Have a Terrific Tuesday

Jodi

Jodi said...

Hello Rosanna....

Thank You so much...and give your husband a Big Hug from 'Me' ....

I too am paying off the mortgage ..and when finished...I know JUST where I will be shopping...from my wonderful artist friends here in Blog Land...

Have a Terrific Tuesday

Jodi

nikkinikkinikki72 said...

Fantastic as always and love him and all his bits to death. I can now see why you were both mad about getting the right glass ball and the blue sets it all off to perfection. The details are just amazing.
Oh the clothes are just fab too.
I won't go on else both of your heads will burst.. lol.
Thank you also for the little hints and tips you have given me so far.
My sculpting book arrived today and hopefully next week when the kids are at school and all is quiet i'll have a go.
I think for my first proper sculpt it will be best to follow it all step by step so i can learn. But i will be careful and not do this with the second one so i can then develop my own style.
Anyway, rambling and should be working on the brick work for my little house.
Nikki x

Jodi said...

Hello Nikki...

Still lovin that 'Green Face'...cool photo!!lol...

Thank You for your kind words... it was indeed a labor of love... even though with each doll like this... we shave off a little more of our sanity.
Looking foward to seeing you sculpts...Give a hollar if I can help in any way..

Jodi

twinklescrapbooks said...

Extremely realistic!!! :)
tina

Creepy_Creations said...

Truly amazing!! Awesome job, both of you!! Thank you so much for sharing the process, it was really great to watch!! The person that is getting it is really lucky!!!

Jamie

Jodi said...

Hi Tina...

Thank You so much...that is great to hear... realistic is always a good thing to hear when making minis

Best,

Jodi

Designs By CK said...

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Chris (-'

Jodi said...

Hi Jamie...

Thanks ...it was a joy to bring everyone whatever shots I had...I wish I had taken a few more... but as always...'enough is as good as a feast!!' (my favorite saying for everything))

Jodi

Jodi said...

A Man of Few Words...lol

Big Hugs Chris

Jodi

Mags Cassidy said...

FANTAZMAGORICAL!!

Jodi said...

Hi Mags...

What a wonderful Word!!! Coming from such a sweet lady...thanks so much

Hugs,

Jodi

mininut7 said...

Oh, myyyyy!
I can't tell you how in awe I am of him!
My goodness, and the owl stand!!?
I'm quite sure he will be coveted for many generations!

Jean Day said...

Magnificent!!

Linda Smith said...

Awesome workmanship in every detail...right down to the candle sticks! A HUGE KUDOS to both of you!!!

Jodi said...

Thank You so much Linda....means a lot


Jodi and Richard

Jodi said...

Hi Monica...
Sorry for not rsponding sooner...

Thank You so much for your very kind words about our Dumbledore..

Jodi and Richard

Jodi said...

Hi Jean...

So sorry for not responding sooner to your kind remarks about Dumbledore....

Thank You so so much

Jodi and Richard