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Circe

Waterhouse's Circe


Waterhouse's sketch in Playmobil.

Things I have learned today: I have very few bare-armed Playmobil figures; I chose clothing style over hair color. The women wearing pink were seriously overdressed. Most of them are wearing ballgowns. I have far more Playmobil men than women. I have large jars, like the ones at the front of the table, but not a square white table to keep them placed close to the rest of the scene. The Holy Grail is way too large to be used as a random little chalice, but I have no other golden goblets. Lily pads work really well as table mats.

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curtana
Sep. 8th, 2009 06:22 pm (UTC)
Cool! (I know from Arthur-related experience that you can pop the hair on and off Playmobil figures, so it might be possible to switch her hair colour if you felt like it :)
owlfish
Sep. 8th, 2009 06:26 pm (UTC)
Useful suggestion! Also, I realized that, should I redo this, I would put something under the book stand to lift it up higher and make the book more visible. There's probably no point until I own a small square table, however. They do exist...
strange_complex
Sep. 8th, 2009 06:29 pm (UTC)
Ooh, excellent work! Plus I get to see your stick-figures icon as a bonus. Great stuff.
owlfish
Sep. 9th, 2009 01:19 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I love the ridiculousness of the stick figures the more I see them.
retsuko
Sep. 8th, 2009 08:08 pm (UTC)
I like the bear and the lion (at least, I *think* it's a lion). They look so serious! :)
owlfish
Sep. 9th, 2009 01:20 pm (UTC)
Yes, large black bear, female lion and, at the front, a nearly indecipherable boar. The snout is the clearest part of it.
gillo
Sep. 8th, 2009 09:35 pm (UTC)
Cool - love all the details like the animals.

saffenn
Sep. 9th, 2009 11:55 am (UTC)
Awesome! Are you doing the entire Odyssey? :)
owlfish
Sep. 9th, 2009 01:22 pm (UTC)
I hadn't planned to (although it's an intriguing challenge!) I once drew the Aeneid in stick figures on a friend's shin using watercolor pencils (by request), which is as close as I've come.

I saw a major Waterhouse show the other week and realized I could recreate his sketch of Circe using Playmobil. I think it's a good medium for Waterhouse reproductions, given how vacuous the people look. Their smiley faces are why I've only used Playmobil animals for icons in the past.
owlfish
Sep. 9th, 2009 01:23 pm (UTC)
Also, I have no Greeks. The boat in the background is a Viking boat.
saffenn
Sep. 10th, 2009 11:17 am (UTC)
I meant to say this at the time: I'm so jealous you got to see Waterhouse! He's by far my favorite artist. :)
eulistes
Sep. 9th, 2009 02:12 pm (UTC)
LOVE!
darkling_dreams
Sep. 10th, 2009 01:33 am (UTC)
That is awesome!!!
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