Monday 6 May 2013

Big jobs and Broomsticks

You'd hardly know it unless you followed me home and saw the three dozen 5 inch broomsticks laid out on my dining table and beginnings of a witchy row of houses in progress where my kitchen should be.... but the film 'Myrtle the Witch' is still in progress.

Yes, it's taken a bit of a back burner whilst I've been focusing on exhibitions, magazines and books...  but you'll start to see more of Myrtle soon. Starting right now with all these brooms I've been making over the past couple of days.

Another hellishly big job was making over 150 potion bottles. Ouch. If only there was a magic potion for conjuring them up for me. And before people write to ask why I don't use Maya or matte paintings to populate the scene - I really want 95% of what you see on screen in Myrtle to be real. I don't want it to look like a computer game - I want scenes filled with real handmade miniature furniture and physical miniature props. Without it where would be the charm?


Unknown said...

Lovely Caroline. I am so glad to see another artist that feels like I do about digital. I like the advancements that are being made there, but I feel like we are loosing some of the magic of physical objects being used. Can't wait to see more of Myrtle. :)

Last Alliance Studios said...

Those potion bottles are stunning!

I'm with you on the real vs digital front too. Digital stuff is brilliant in its own right but there's just something about real handmade things that feels so much more personal and it's that feeling that made me want to get involved in the modelmaking industry myself.

Caroline McFarlane-Watts said...

Thank you both for your comments. Glad you agree!

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