My dad Martin Springett singing at a celebration for 30th years of the Fionavar tapestry - a fantasy trilogy by Guy Gavriel Kay. Martin illustrated the original covers for the books, and continues to write and perform music inspired by them. The first book, “The Summer Tree”, was first published in 1984.
Here are the original covers:
He continues to illustrate and write music. Feel free to visit his website.
A little Purple dude I made one day while I was bored. I’m trying to use very basic shapes for characters experiments; I’m curious to see just how simple you can make a character while still suggesting a personality. The purple abstract shape beside him in the 2nd pic was another experiment with the same colours.
My favourite thing about him is his feet, I have a preoccupation with spheres, and sculpting those cartoony toes made me pretty happy! He now sits in my studio staring at me all day.
*Technical note* This was my first time trying out a polymer clay technique called “caning” or “millefiori" - that’s how I made the spiral pattern on his body. I used a very simple pattern since I am a beginner, but I will attempt more complex designs when I’m more confident.
Here’s a short stop motion test I did a couple weeks back. It features 2 baby swan models I made last summer - I recently sent them off to their new owners. I edited to make it seem like much more of an event than it actually is :)
This short clip is similar to a longer animation I created, featuring Origami dance sequences. Check it out: https://vimeo.com/23736286
I haven’t done any animation for a while, and I’ve got a really great new camera, so perhaps I will post new videos soon!
Some sea coral inspired earrings. These are part of a set of sea coral inspired jewellery I’m making, since I love the effect. I feel they are abstract enough that they might remind you of a bunch of different things - sea coral, pipes, alien body parts, fungus - all sorts of weird stuff :)
These earrings will be for sale soon!
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.
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 - email@example.com - I should have an Etsy shop open very soon!
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!