Friday, February 19, 2010

It's ALIVE!!!!!





Well I am almost finished with my Miniature Frankenstein's Monster ...putting on the finishing touches today.... but I just had to share this head shot with you.
Since childhood I have been completely and utterly fascinated with Boris Karloff's Face...in every character he became in the movies...I was never really afraid, just mesmerized speechless. His eyes seem to speak volumes and get the point across so well without words.... truth be told I always thought it might be kinda cool to be that little Bavarian girl with the daisy's down by the water's edge when 'The Monster' paid a visit...I know I know...weird!! But how she was not afraid of him is how I would have been...only if things got ugly...I'll bet I could run faster than her.....!!! Anyway... This was my chance to try and create 'Mr. Karloff' as the famous Monster...only in miniature (1:12th scale)...and I must say, I am tickled with the results. The eyes were all important to me. Richard of course helped with the Neck Electrodes!!! And then proceeded to explain to me how they would work...TO MUCH INFORMATION!!!
So...Here is the same head...with 3 different effects the first one is a straight out of camera shot...albeit moody!! The 3rd a bit more soft...but the middle one is my fav...now that is the Frank I remember from the movies!!
I will post the whole fellow soon...
Hugs,
Jodi

40 comments:

Josje said...

Oh, he is FABULOUS! Wow.

TreeFeathers said...

Fantastic face, Jodi! He really does look just like Karloff, and you captured that kind of sad look in his face that the monster had very well. I really like him.

-Grace

Lirael said...

He's gorgeous! Really looks like he's been in the ground for a while lol! The texture on his skin truly makes him come alive :)

Creager Studios said...

Thanks so much Josje...such kind words...I hope to have 'all of him' by Sunday posted here..
Have a Great Weekend...
Hugs,
Jodi

Creager Studios said...

Hi Grace...

Thank You so much...It's True, Karloff did have that 'sad look' about him when he was the monster, maybe that is why I was drawn to him..

Have a Great Weekend,
Hugs,
Jodi

Creager Studios said...

Hi Lirael...

Thanks so much... yes, guess there were several parts that probably had been buried for awhile...lol! I had to hold myself back on the scares and stitching...I was having way to much fun...lol

Have a Great Weekend
Hugs,
Jodi

Athena said...

That is AMAZING. Wow, I'm floored. Well done!

Debbie said...

Jodi and Richard I see another masterpiece coming together. Grace is right he does have a sad face. Looking forward to seeing him with all his bits..LOL xxxx

Marie S said...

Wonderful Frankie Jodi!!

Charles said...

But he was sad, no one understood him, he was lonely, everyoe ran away from him because they were afraid. He was my favorite monster.
He's fabulous, Jodi.

Possible Impossibilities Studio said...

Jodi,This is the coolest thing! I know what you mean about not being afraid of him, as I was the same way. I truly felt sorry for him.
Great job! Deb

Robin's Egg Bleu said...

Incredible!

julie campbell said...

Just fabulous Jodi, I always loved frankensteins monster, I wouldnt have been frightened of him either, hes a good guy really....just misunderstood LOL
this is just so wonderful, cant wait to see him with his body !
julie xxx

Garden of Miniatures said...

Wow,fantastic work,Frankenstein would love it!Jeannette

WendiesMiniWorld said...

now he's special!!! you really have captured an amazing likeness :o) am really looking forward to seeing this guy finished

Patty Benedict said...

Jodi!!!! He is sooo cool!
The Monster is also one of my favorite classic horror monsters!
Bugs & hisses
Patty

rosanna said...

WOW !!! the Bride wil be very happy with this handsome guy. He is gorgeous! absolutely awesome. Rosanna

William Bezek said...

AAAHHHH.....SCULPTURE GOOOD!!!!!!!!! Don't forget kudos to Mary Shelley for thinking him up and James Whale for designing his iconic look! I like Karloff, but he was just the stiff what wore them rags, eh deary?

Creager Studios said...

Happy Saturday Athena...

Thanks so much for your very kind words...

Hugs,
Jodi

Creager Studios said...

Happy Saturday Debbie...I am hoping and praying you are feeling better this day...thought about you alll night long....trying to send you good healing vibes...

I finished him up last night...I seldom work at night time (early morning gal here) but he is just flowing for me...so hated to stop... Will pop pics on tomorrow...
GET BETTER.....

Hugs,
Jodi

Creager Studios said...

Happy Saturday Marie...

Thanks and Hugs...Yea, if her name were only Johnnie ...It could be the true story of Frankie and Johnnie!!!

Big Hugs
Jodi

Creager Studios said...

Hi Charles...

Great to See You! Yes indeed he was sad and alone... those nasty judging Villagers....who the hell do they think they are!!!!! lol

Hugs,
Jodi

Creager Studios said...

Happy Saturday Deb....

Thanks so much!! Now the Mummy for some reason scared the waddin out of me, Dracula gave me my first twing of fear and excitment but Frankenstein was so misunderstood ...like the boy who just never fit in in school, that I always sat with at lunch!!

Hugs,
Jodi

Creager Studios said...

Happy Saturday Robin...

Thank you so much...so happy your like my little 'Frank'

Hugs,
Jodi

Creager Studios said...

Happy Saturday Julie....

Thanks so much.... I am so happy the 'saddness' is coming through on him... that was such an important part to the monster... more that than scary!!

Hugs,
Jodi

Creager Studios said...

Happy Saturday Jeannette...

Thanks so much. Secretly I wanted to do him on the table with all the electrodes and the Doctor...maybe for another time!!!

Hugs,
Jodi

Creager Studios said...

Happy Saturday Wendie...

Thanks so much.... I am keeping fingers crossed that Richard gets him photographed today...will pop pics on right after that...
Maybe even one with a 'stone ' wall background!! For effect!!!

Hugs,
Jodi

Creager Studios said...

Happy Saturday Patty...

Thanks so much.... I am so happy to hear than many claim the 'Monster' as their favorite... to me he is the all time Best of Hollywood!!! And Mr. Karloff was supposed to be the sweetest man alive....

Hugs,
Jodi

Creager Studios said...

Happy Saturday Rosanna..

Thanks so so much. I am excited to introduce the Bride to her 'Guy' ...hope they hit it off!! Will let you know...
Hugs,
Jodi

Creager Studios said...

Happy Saturday William...

Thanks so much! Oh, how could anyone ever forget Ms. Shelley...boy, I would have loved to climb inside her mind for awhile!! I did not know of James Whale. My Grandpa was working at Universal Studios when they made this movie... my Grandpa was a big guy and I remember him saying seeing 'Mr. Karloff' in costume scared him half to death until he saw him smoking a cigerette, drinking coffee and laughing with the crew.... just amazing movies back them...

Hugs,
Jodi

Peach Blossom Hill said...

Truly amazing!

Jody

Creager Studios said...

Happy Saturday Jody..

Thank You so much for the kind words both here and on Facebook!

Big Hugs,
Jodi

Julie Kendall said...

Oh hes fab Jodi.....it is such a sad tale, man really was the monster not ole frank!
I cried when i saw this and the fly too!
Julie
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WendiesMiniWorld said...

Even though you are in love with the gothic and dark right now, theres a sunshine award waiting for you on my blog Jodi, cos you always make me smile :o)

Creager Studios said...

Happy Sunday Julie...

I so agreee with you...the movie did show Man for the Monster he can become...sniff sniff to the fly as well. Ahhh the wonderful old days of horror movies... then there is that whole 1950's Atomic Monsters...I even felt sorry for the Giant Ants!!! lol

Hugs,
Jodi

Creager Studios said...

Happy Sunday Wendie...

WOW...What a Bright Happy Award... I thank you very much for bringing this ray of sunlight into my Sunday Morning... I accept with great friendship and honor...

Big Hugs

Jodi

Diane Costanza said...

Jody, I am astounded every time by your sculpting abilities. He's fabulous!

Diane

Creager Studios said...

Happy Sunday Diane...

Thank You so much for your very kind words... they brought a big smile at the end of a long working day...

Hugs,
Jodi

joanna said...

DiTTo on all said, love your stories...

Great piece of work, if you *bLiNK*

you could swear you missed him taking a breath!

Love your work, great photos, thank you so much for sharing...

hugz,

~joanna

Dan Metalmadcat said...

m_) you can imagine my face of shame when I see my bunny, and then this wonderful Frankenstein in front of my eyes.


m_) see, I need to learn.

will I ever learn?

aLL is time, but where is it. ah time..


m_) Good job, jodi. You are the very best.