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« on: August 27, 2011 12:24:00 PM »




Hagrid is an original cloth doll. He's 23 inches (58.5 cm) long. He sits abput 12 inches tall. His hair is made from three different yarns, wefted together on the sewing machine between pieces of copy paper, which are torn off before hand sewing the wefts to the head.

The most challenging part of this doll was the "leather" clothing. His vest is made from vinyl. And I found it to be too stiff to make his coat and boots from. So, I had to make some faux leather.
This was done by mixing Sobo Glue and acrylic paint together and then painting it onto a doe skin fabric.
 The variations in color were accomplished by using different colored paints, in layers.
 His face is needle sculpted and then painted using acrylics.
His fingernails are made using layers of Mod Podge and then the whites are painted with acrylic paint.




Norbert is made from an armature of aluminum foil and wire and Super Sculpey, and then painted with acrylic paints
The umbrella is made from a dowel, fabric, and wire covered in Super Sculpey for the handle and then painted with acrylics.

To give you an idea of his size.

My Eldest son has Aspergers, which is high functioning autism. It's very important to him that everything be done correctly. He was referring to the books while I was making Hagrid and informed me that Norbert doesn't look like that. "He has a long thing snout." He told me. And my son has noticed that Hagrid's head is not to scale for his body. We had a discussion about caricatures.  And how artists can use artistic license to convey an important part of the piece. Other than that, Hagrid seems to pass muster. LOL!

I'd love to hear what you think.

P.S. There are some in progress pics on my blog, if you're interested here:
http://3sisters-pjr.blogspot.com/2011/08/making-of-hagrid-cloth-doll.html
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« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2011 12:34:44 PM »

WOW!! He's amazing!  So much work and detail!  You did a great job!!  Again, WOW!!!
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« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2011 01:01:12 PM »

WOW!! He's amazing!  So much work and detail!  You did a great job!!  Again, WOW!!!
Thanks.
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« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2011 01:11:49 PM »

I am so impressed with the sculpting of his face.  It looks really life-like even if it is a caricature and you have captured his kindly expression too,
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« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2011 02:11:14 PM »

Your attention to detail is absolutely amazing! Hagrid looks wonderful, and I agree with elderflower, you did a great job capturing his expression perfectly!
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« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2011 02:25:29 PM »

If you keep up this rate of awesome work I am going to run out of words.  Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2011 03:58:37 PM »

Thanks ladies. I appreciate the kind words.
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« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2011 04:30:04 PM »

  Love the sculpting on the face...Great job on all the characters... he's my favorite I think..  Love how you've captured his expression..he looks gruff yet very kind.

Great job!
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« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2011 04:54:30 PM »

  Love the sculpting on the face...Great job on all the characters... he's my favorite I think..  Love how you've captured his expression..he looks gruff yet very kind.

Great job!
Thank you! Exactly what I was going for.
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« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2011 07:34:43 AM »

He's wonderful - I'm pretty intrigued with the faux leather process you used - everything about him looks great!!
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