Monday, December 1, 2008

Doom Patrol! Robot Man and Elastigirl!

Robot Man is one of my favourite comic book heroes. I don't remember when I first saw the old Bruno Premiani Doom Patrol but I know it was love at first sight. There's just something about the cast of characters that I love. So with Robot Man I finalized my Hero body. I kinda find it's best to create a new pattern with a character who has very little body detail...that way when you pull out stitches in an unsatisfactory shape it's all the same colour yarn.

Like Doop, I couldn't resist showing off Robot Man's brain. His is pink, though, because it's all that's left of race car driver, and human, Cliff Steele.

Cliff welcomes Rita Farr to the fold. Welcome, sister Rita. Elastigirl is my Female Hero body test subject. There are still some kinks to work out with her. For one thing the arms are too long...not a failing on a character called Elastigirl, but something I'll want to fix in later Yarn Sculptures.

The only thing I'd like to redo with Rita is her face. She's a little too harsh looking. Like the headmistress of a school. She looks like Eve Arden or Agnes Moorehead. Classic beauties in their own way but not the bright eyed beauty I think Rita should be.

"Hello, sailor", says Rita as she reclines in her boudoir.
Oh yeah, check out the newest issue of Wizard Magazine issue #207 for an article on yours truly. It's all about my little hobby and showcases my early superhero Yarn Sculptures (which is my new name for these's so much more "arty" than calling them "dolls"!


Paul Conrad said...

OH man! I love that RobotMan. Go J. Go!

leemajors555 said...

Ha! My new favorite blog, thanks for letting me know:) RobotMan is awesome and I like Rita's face, though I get what you mean. Do you put wire in the body to help make it flexible?

j. said...

Paul - Thanks, man. He's totally huggable, too. Something you would never do with the real Robotman.

Lee - Glad you found it. No wire in the bodies, just regular doll stuffing. They're pretty solid, surprisingly. Robotman can stand on his own.

Rita is able to hold different poses because she's a ham. The girl can't help it.


Nightwing said...

Oh my god! I don't have words to say what I think! :P They're more than amazing. Congratulations!!!

j. said...

Nightwing - Thanks. I think you expressed yourself rather well :)


Hatter J said...

These are awesome, and being a diehard Doom Patrol fan I love them! I would actually love to see your artwork on a Doom Patrol comic!

I envy your doll making ability so much so that I'm tempted to take a class myself!

Bubbashelby said...

All of your dolls are all amazing but Robotman takes the cake!

I stumbled on your blog via a Google search (was looking for decent Mallah/Brain pics) and I'm glad I did.

I think I may have to take up knitting! Unless of course you randomly send these things out to strangers ;)