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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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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 :)
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...
Sep. 8th, 2009 06:29 pm (UTC)
Ooh, excellent work! Plus I get to see your stick-figures icon as a bonus. Great stuff.
Sep. 9th, 2009 01:19 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I love the ridiculousness of the stick figures the more I see them.
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! :)
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.
Sep. 8th, 2009 09:35 pm (UTC)
Cool - love all the details like the animals.

Sep. 9th, 2009 11:55 am (UTC)
Awesome! Are you doing the entire Odyssey? :)
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.
Sep. 9th, 2009 01:23 pm (UTC)
Also, I have no Greeks. The boat in the background is a Viking boat.
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. :)
Sep. 9th, 2009 02:12 pm (UTC)
Sep. 10th, 2009 01:33 am (UTC)
That is awesome!!!
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