|Baby mandrake in polymer clay|
I know that Hagrid isn't Prof. Sprout, but I LOVE baby mandrakes and figured Hagrid should have one, especially since he is so into the care of magical creatures. I am still learning how to use polymer clay (by reading books and tutorials online). It's a lot of fun!
The above pic shows my mandrake while he was baking. One of his legs (roots) fell off and I had to glue it back on using liquid sculpy. I re-positioned it so it wouldn't be so easy to break next time.
I mixed green, brown, and yellow red to get different shades of brown. I though the should be darker toward the roots and lighter in the face, with green leaves. I didn't give him many leaves because he is just a baby and only starting to sprout :-).
|Learning to sculpt a tiny baby mandrake|
|Painting tiny baby mandrake|
|Side view of baby mandrake|
|Little baby mandrake bottom, lol|
|Adding "soil" to baby mandrake|
|Canadian Nickel and dollhouse size doll to show baby mandrake's tiny size|
|Baby Mandrake on Hagrid's table|
|Baby mandrake on Hagrid's table|
|Making "soil" mounds and getting pumpkin ready to use as pot for baby mandrake|
|Making soil patties for baby mandrake|
|Needle felted Hagrid with ear muffs, repotting polymer clay baby mandrake in plastic canvas dollhouse|
|Needle felted Hagrid, crocheted baby Norbert, polymer clay baby mandrake, porcelain poodle :-)|
I'm allergic to all dogs except for poodles and have had poodles for over 20 years, so I figured my Hagrid should have a pet poodle, along with his pet baby dragon and baby mandrake, of course.
I love the baby mandrake; it was such a fun project. Now, what should I name him?