This month’s theme was chosen by Jenny, and for June she picked Selkie. A lovely theme and a brilliant excuse to rewatch one of my favourite animations, Song of the Sea.
It’s a beautiful film, superbly animated with a gorgeous score and tells the story of Ben and Saoirse, (pronounce ser-sher) children of a lighthouse keeper in Ireland.
On the night Saoirse is born, her mother disappears leading to a wonderful story of Fairies, Selkies, and other magical creatures. If you’ve not seen it, I would go and get the DVD immediately after the blog hop and watch it!
Before I knew it, it was nearly the end of June and I had to get making. I had loads of ideas I wanted to try out, but not enough time, so I had to stick to one. I’ve been enjoying creating models recently, so I decided to make a scene from the story. To avoid spoilers, I will just say it’s the part where the Selkie sings.
The design was carved from composite foam and painted before making a Polymer clay Selkie to sit on the rock.
I thought this would be a great opportunity to try out some multi coloured LED lights we have. This scene in the film is really bright and colourful so I had a play around at getting some different effects with my photos. I love how they turned out!
One of the reasons time’s got away from me so much is that I’ve been creating a youtube channel. I’m going to upload films of different things I’ve made, mostly models and dioramas to show the process. If you’d like to see how the Selkie was made and you have a spare 15 minutes, you can watch the video here.
And if you’d like to see future videos, subscribe and sign up for notifications to see the latest ones as they’re uploaded. I’ve got a million and one ideas for more, so hopefully it will grow in to a great channel!
For today though, I hope you’ll join me for the blog hop to see what the rest of the team and guests have made for the Selkie Theme Challenge…
Thanks for reading 🙂
Caroline <<< You are here