Friday, 14 June 2013

Something a little bit different: Kodamas

I am a very big Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki having watched nearly all their animated movies. I recently introduced a few young friends to Studio Ghibli animation and realised I have forgotten about a project I wanted to do years ago.

One of the movies was Princess Mononoke  which is a lovely film. In the movie there are tree spirits called Kodama  which are part of Japanese folk lore. Miyazaki characterized them for his film as these white humanoids that have have little bobble heads. I wanted to sculpt little ones from polymer clay. I was able to find glow in the dark Sculpey III and ended up making these little guys. 

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