Last year, I asked Julie if she would create little people to add to my park drag and she enthusiastically said yes.
During the early months of 2010 and during lockdown, Julie and I have often discussed our common projects: I would create the vehicle and Julie would create the characters. We had in mind a picture by Cecil Aldin, a winter scene of a mail coach with passengers and we quickly agreed on what kind of characters we wanted, a combination of Charles Dickens's and Cecil Aldin's.
For the coach, I had in mind a coach I had seen in a great French blog about driving horses. You can visit here if you are interested in all aspects of traditional driving
After designing, building and painting the coach,
I made the harnesses for 4 grey horses.
Then Julie's dolls arrived. There are more than dolls, they are little people, each with his or her own expressions. Look at that old woman who can sleep in spite of the cold weather and the bad road! Let's hope she won't fall from the roof of the coach!
And the little smile of her travelling companion .....
All the details in the clothes are amazing. Just look at the bonnet and the mittens!
Then the coach man. You can't ignore that only a little a bit of brandy can protect him from getting a cold.
That must have been a great experience to travel on a coach for hours, rain or shine... or snow and hail!
When they stop at a small inn, 2 more passengers join them.
A younger couple, very smart! Probably just married? She looks shy and her cheeks are red from cold. Her companion has a lovely small moustache that gives him an aristocratic look! Look at the details of the costumes!
Now they are ready to go... !
You can imagine the other passengers inside the coach, protected from the cold and the hazzards of the road!
How do you like it? Feel free to leave your comments below :)
Thanks Julie for making that 'crazy"project come true !
Visit the KDF Online show from July 17th to July 19th, 2020 to see Julie's latest creations and creations of other wonderful artists. Here is the link below:
That's all for now. Bye !
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