Miriam Springett

Ask me anything   I am a fine artist and stop motion animator; I have a tendency toward the surreal, eccentric, and brightly coloured. this blog will show my experiments, works in progress, and finished pieces; There will be an emphasis on model making and character design.

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    Here’s a little critter I made the other day. I got the suggestion to call him a “Snelephant”, and I think this term suits him. While making him, I had in mind butterflies, snails, and elephants. Also, Aliens. I included a photograph of him with my hand, to show scale - I’ve got to start making things a bit bigger - small scale model making is hard on the eyes!

    The last pic has him standing in front of some other abstract models I’ve made recently, which I’ll be posting about soon.

    I’m open to suggestions about the name, but “Snelephant” seems like a good bet. 

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    — 4 weeks ago with 9 notes
    #Character Design  #polymer clay  #cute  #sea creatures  #model making  #abstract  #Fimo  #toys  #toy design  #elephant  #alien  #animals  #animal sculptures  #animal model 

     

    Here are a couple of penguin pendants I made for a friend - one a necklace, the other a brooch. It was a fun project to do, and has peaked my interest in relief sculpture and how I might apply that to other artistic projects.

    If anyone wants to commission jewellery or a model, feel free to contact me - miriamspringett@gmail.com - I should have an Etsy shop open very soon!

    — 2 months ago with 1 note
    #penguin  #penguin jewellery  #necklace  #brooch  #polymer clay  #animal jewelry  #animals  #Character Design 

    Here’s a swan box I made during the summer. It was a wedding present for my cousin, commissioned by my Grandma. The baby swans (or cygnets) I made a little while after, two for the happy couple, and an extra one for my Grandma. I had no trouble giving away the swan, since I shipped it off as soon as it was finished, but since I kept the cygnets in my studio for so long, I got attached and was sad to see them go!

    — 3 months ago
    #swans  #sculpture  #Character Design  #baby animals  #baby swans  #jewellery box  #swan  #cygnet 
    1,000 likes! I obviously love me some tumblr :)

    1,000 likes! I obviously love me some tumblr :)

    (Source: assets)

    — 4 months ago
    #1000 likes  #tumblr milestone 

    I made a small model of my favourite Edward Gorey character, “The Doubtful Guest”. I made him in the summer, but I realize winter is a much better time to show him off, because of his fabulous scarf.

     Undoubtedly one of my favourite children’s book characters.

    — 4 months ago with 179 notes
    #Edward Gorey  #Gorey  #model making  #polymer clay  #Fimo  #Character Design  #cute and spooky  #childrens books 
    Another weird “Nudibranch” I drew in my new toned paper sketchbook. Colour pencils.

    Another weird “Nudibranch” I drew in my new toned paper sketchbook. Colour pencils.

    — 8 months ago with 3 notes
    #nudibranch  #sea creatures  #sea slug  #creature design  #orange  #Illustration 
    A little drawing I did of a friend’s dog with some pretty wings for good measure. His name is Sponge.

    A little drawing I did of a friend’s dog with some pretty wings for good measure. His name is Sponge.

    — 8 months ago with 1 note
    #dog  #dachshund  #wings  #pencil crayon  #Illustration  #animals