Granny Weatherwax

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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Mon Oct 12, 2009 12:40 pm

They're both far too grey but the one on the right (as you look at her) is better with the bronzey tone
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Postby CJDobs » Mon Oct 12, 2009 2:17 pm

I thought you got her face more 'right' when it wasn't touched up with wrinkles.

I personally think as well, that Granny has quite a pretty face and softer eyes, but its a face thats used to wearing an adopted scowl if you follow. I always think of the Kidby picture with her shaking the bee out of her ear as being as close to Granny as I see her.

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Postby chris.ph » Mon Oct 12, 2009 7:56 pm

i like it cj :)
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Postby kakaze » Mon Oct 12, 2009 9:40 pm

I like the one on the right better too. I also think the wrinkles are wrong. I'm thinking about trying making them thinner and shading them with a darker tan to see if that looks better.

I didn't want to make her skin too dark because she strikes me as a fair-skinned person (lives in a shady environment, spends a lot of time out at night, wears a lot of clothing and a wide-brimmed hat).
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Postby Susi-Sanna » Sat Nov 14, 2009 11:55 pm

Mostly people seem to forget that Terry describes Granny as a beautilful exept the sharp nose
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Sun Nov 15, 2009 12:06 am

It's shapeing up nicely cj.

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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Sun Nov 15, 2009 12:07 am

Welcome Susi-Sanna :D
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Postby Tonyblack » Sun Nov 15, 2009 12:26 am

Susi-Sanna wrote:Mostly people seem to forget that Terry describes Granny as a beautilful exept the sharp nose
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Postby Batty » Sun Nov 15, 2009 1:15 pm

Susi-Sanna wrote:Mostly people seem to forget that Terry describes Granny as a beautilful exept the sharp nose

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Postby janet » Wed Nov 18, 2009 9:24 pm

Granny Weatherwax must be about the most difficult choice to characterise than I can think of. We know much more about her on the inside than her outward appearance. An idea might be to imagine which actress could play her in a film but no one comes to mind right now. I always see her as a taller version of my grandma who had blue eyes and perfect skin. When I was a child she wore her hair drawn severely back in a bun but it was beautiful white hair and I recall watching mesmerised one day as she dressed it one morning. She had an inner serenity and stood no nonsense, I cannot recall ever trying her boundaries. She inspired devotion and was the strongest woman I'll ever know. She knew how to have fun though!
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Postby Trish » Wed Nov 18, 2009 10:55 pm

janet wrote:...imagine which actress could play her in a film but no one comes to mind right now.


Barbara Stanwyck.
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Thu Nov 19, 2009 12:00 am

Or Katharine Hepburn :lol:
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Postby Dotsie » Thu Nov 19, 2009 9:35 am

Maggie Smith. She' brilliant.
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Postby CrysaniaMajere » Thu Nov 19, 2009 5:21 pm

I love Maggie Smith, :D she's my first choice, I think she'd be an excellent Granny, always thought about her for the role, :D
but nice idea about Kathrine Epburn, she's quite regal herself :)
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Postby chris.ph » Thu Nov 19, 2009 6:36 pm

laurun becall she has the beauty and the nose :)
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