Friday, 13 September 2013
Here are some fun photos of it all in-the-making.
I also got a great new toy to use to help me work with leather (see photo). The books shown here are less than 3/4" in height. The fireplace you see below was wooden (I have made fireplaces before, such as the one used in the Christmas 2012 magazine feature) but this one I acquired in unfinished wood and I painted it to resemble green marble.
Now I better get a move on... doing another magazine cover and the deadline looms... ;)
Posted by Caroline McFarlane-Watts at 17:42 1 comments
Labels: books, commissions, cookbooks, library, miniatures, my workspace
Monday, 9 September 2013
Something wicked this way comes
Last Friday I took these pictures as part of some Halloween 2013 promotion. One of the images will be making its way into a Russian magazine I am featured in next month. I was thrilled to be asked - being 1/8 Russian and loving so much about Russian culture. I'll share the article on here when I get a copy.
Until then I leave you with pumpkins 12 times smaller than real life...
Posted by Caroline McFarlane-Watts at 10:24 1 comments
Labels: halloween 2013, miniatures, my life, publicity
Friday, 6 September 2013
Keeping the Company of Hags and Crones
So today's progress - another witch of the gardening variety - Petunia Ditchwater.
I stood these witches on an existing set which I have out at the moment as it's being photographed for a magazine (the set not the witches!). These are just quick snaps... not studio lit or anything. It's 92 degrees outside and wonderful warm sunlight was flooding all over that set, so that's why I popped them on it.
I'm not in love with the design but as these first witches are very much background characters in 'Myrtle the Witch' it doesn't matter a great deal that I didn't achieve a particularly satisfying result. Besides if there's time I'll re-conceive and re-do.
More characters and sets to come. Big thanks to everyone who has clicked over to the Facebook page to 'like' and those that joined this blog in order to follow my progress and be involved.
Posted by Caroline McFarlane-Watts at 17:08 1 comments
Labels: gertrude nettlebed, miniature model sets, my workspace, myrtle the witch, petunia ditchwater
Wednesday, 4 September 2013
A Spoonful of Crocodile
Here are some photos. Thank you for taking an interest in 'Myrtle the Witch' and following the progress as it is made. 'Like' us on Facebook and feel free to comment with suggestions / thoughts / criticism on any of the photos uploaded to that page. The production stage of the film will ultimately be crowd funded, so get involved with pre-production as well, by all means!
Posted by Caroline McFarlane-Watts at 16:44 3 comments
Labels: crocodiles, fantastical beasts, gertrude nettlebed, miniature model sets, my workspace, myrtle the witch
Tuesday, 3 September 2013
Breakfast in the Twilight Zone
You're traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind; a journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination. That's the signpost up ahead—your next stop, the Twilight Zone.
I mentioned that I was working on this miniature scale set in my previous post and now that it's finished, photographed and photos have been given to the editor for print, I'm sharing a few images here.
Scroll past the kitchen with frying dragon eggs and see what I was working on yesterday - characters (including Gertrude Nettlebed and Petunia Ditchwater) for the short film 'Myrtle the Witch'. They're very much unfinished - this is just a snapshot of them in progress (by popular request!)
Find updates on the Tall Tales Productions Facebook page as well.
Posted by Caroline McFarlane-Watts at 13:14 0 comments
Labels: commissions, dragon eggs, miniature model sets, myrtle the witch, retro kitchen set, sculpture
Sunday, 1 September 2013
I just quickly did her head and arms and will make the rest of her today *if* I have time. Annoyingly other jobs consistently take up my time. I've got two fairly big deadlines tomorrow and am also meant to shoot my finished thatched cottage for a magazine.
Last week I was taken away from 'Myrtle the Witch' by a commissioned scale miniature retro kitchen - for the modern witch. For fun I just thought I'd share some work-in-progress photos of that project too. It's one inch scale, a lot of the furniture was built by me out of basswood... walls paneled by me etc etc - you know the rest! It's not finished of course - I'll share some finished photos as well when that's all wrapped up. Don't forget to find Tall Tales on Facebook for updates there as well. :)
Enjoy the rest of Labor Day weekend (my American friends at any rate!)...
Posted by Caroline McFarlane-Watts at 12:50 5 comments
Labels: miniature model sets, myrtle the witch, witchy
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