A miniature fantastical scene which shows off the natural beauty of wood, Fab Creatures uses subtle animation and a continuous zoom as a simple device to move us through this sculptural space.
We've been wanting an excuse to work with wooden textures for a while now, and what better way to explore than with some fantastical nature-y scenes!
Part of the fun of this piece was establishing the layout and what kinds of creatures we would feature. The design includes 2 wooden frames, each with its own scenario and character, adorned with natural elements and the odd fun item thrown in, such as the love heart and the radio.
What fox is complete without a pair of wings?
You can't go wrong with a few neon pops of colour and if you look closely you'll notice a range of wood tones, gradients and textural details which help to give that tangible feeling of real wood, rather than something built in 3D.
Keeping the background dark helps the final piece to pop, and sets it off as a sculptural piece like something on display, magically coming to life.