UK miniaturist and sculptor Caroline McFarlane-Watts, founder of Tall Tales Productions, beside creating whimsical props, sets and sculptures for commercial purpoises, is working since 2015 on a series of resin characters from a world called Good Witches, Bad Witches.
For Hortense, the first of the witches, the design process took McFarlane-Watts nine months:
“Hortense Pompeux (‘the pompous’) is an extraordinary stylish (albeit shabby) witch who lives in the French district of Exilium – the world just outside our own where all witches were banished.
She pushes her trolley of perfume packages and hat box with her French poodle perched on top. She carries her snappy monster handbag and is wrapped in her ferocious mink stole. Her striped dress and many skirts fit her wiry frame well and is completed with skull buttons. The big blunt-pointed shark-like nose and huge nostrils hint at her career as a perfumer (she runs a perfume business – ‘Mal Odor’). Her nose is turned up denoting the disdain she feels towards all those around her. The design went through several iterations and was an enormously fun process, though challenging at times.”
Soon to be also a book, every witch has a backstory and its available in Tall Tales website and you can find video process of other witches and sets on their Youtube channel. So, what´s your favorite?