Made this guy. 4 inches tall
I've also wondered this. I mostly do little sculptures, but I'm also doing digital illustration. The sculptures get more attention/interaction online, but I dont find ppl complain when I post the drawings... They just don't interact with them as much.
I'm hardly at a level where I'm worrying about splitting my audience though. I think if I opened up a second instagram for drawings it'd be a wasteland
Myazaki moments and little stories are so foreign to western audiences. I showed my class a bunch of Ghibli movies this year (rain days with no recess) and we've talked about how the stories are about the regular daily life of wonderous characters, and how immersive and relatable that is. The kids got it immediately.
@Rekha-Salin-0 wow, had not seen the Mouse Mansion stuff!! So cool. Very Maggie Rudy, but also different.
Another key ingredient is natural lighting, which is on display in those Mouse Mansion books.
I had planned to have some light fixtures that gave off real lights using some little LED's I bought, but I'm so not adept that making circuits work that it just seemed impossible.
I think open windows in the model with soft table lights go a long way to bring life to these types of projects.
I think the next time I do this it will be a tighter image, with less scenery built that would go unused.
Here's a Maggie Rudy example
A Chris Sickels
@Lucky-Platt i did, yes! Amazing stuff
I'm realizing that stop motion puppets look good in...stop motion.
This set just doesnt work for a children's book because it's so static. No matter how I angle my camera, its looking like a little community theatre play.
Chris Sickels makes this stuff work by having his image completely planned out, same with Maggie Rudy. Also, both of them ensure there is lots of handmade whimsy dripping from each scene.
I just built a set and hoped to find the shot. I could make a little movie, but I'm not seeing much good kidlit potential. Not with how I did it, anyway.
I think I'll shelve this idea for a while. It was fun though, and I learned lots!
I turned my little puppet into a Star Wars character because...I have issues.