Thursday, November 5, 2009
Gumdrop Goblin Part 1.
This is Gumdrop Goblin. Another creature custom ordered for Christmas. This one was ordered by a lady in Oregon for her 13 year old daughter for Christmas. The customer wanted a fat baby goblin...FAT! I started this goblin 3 weeks ago and I was about to attach his last arm and leg when my husband said he is too big for this order. You need to size him down and start again. Wow. What a major pain since I am so limited with my time and still have now 8 of 12 orders to finish. So, I started from scratch. The first Gumdrop Goblin when standing with jointed legs was 21" tall. Since this was a medium priced Goblin my husband put his foot down. Someone has to keep me in check. So a fatter slightly shorter (by accident again) new gumdrop goblin was born. I must admit the first goblin was way too lean and trim. I beefed this goblin up and he truly has a gumdrop shaped body. I used blue Kool-aid to dye my wool Three packs which resulted in a cool ice blue tone. Very pretty. I then accented with greens and peaches. The hair is my own drum carded mix of Merino, silk, bamboo and Angelina is hologram sparkle. Did I mention this little guy has huge feet? So big in fact that he can almost stand on his own. But since I did not brace or support his legs he is pretty wobbly. I jointed this goblin since it's for a child and it turned out very nice. I like the result. I think for my next couple of goblins I will in fact joint them and support their legs for standing. Shipping will be another story though!
So this Goblin is not completed. I still have more face detailing, I need to fine tune his magic warts seen in yellow and he was requested with a friend or pet. So, I am just about finished a little orange goblin friend. When that part of the project is finished I'll post both together!
Posting Gothic Girl next. Another Christmas Custom order.