Well the past 2 weeks since I talked to you last have been extremely busy. I got a lot done and I'm really happy with the results. My clown puppet has a complete skeleton finished. Basically I went with the method of allowing all of his body parts to be completely replaceable. My last puppet didn't have that much ease for fixing things, which caused a lot of issues when he broke. But it'll be different now, each piece is connected to square stock in the main blocks. After I took this photo, I decided to add a flying rig on his right side and a butt tie down. The next step is bulking up his body. But I couldn't wait to paint his face first....
Here he is, no eye brows yet BUT. Soon. He will have some soon!
when making puppets, my favorite step is when you put on their eyes. It's that moment when you see them for what they are and ideas of the character they could be just come poring out of one's thoughts. It's the best. When I put clown's eye's on his head I just got chills running down my spine, it was exciting. I can't wait to finish him and make him move. You can tell how much he wants to move already. Knowing the story he will help me tell...I can say with confidence that this puppet will thrive. ^_^
2 weeks ago I finished my tortoise puppet and animated him for loop do loop in March. Honestly I thought this project would take less time then it did and even on the home stretch I can't wait to just post him online for everyone...but not yet. The turtle is still not ready. Stay tuned!
Lastly I would like to happily report that I have returned to Stoopid Buddies to work on their next super secret project. ^_^! It's exciting to be back at my favorite place to work, with the people who I enjoy working with the most. The down side is I won't have as much time to devote to my work. But any free time I have will go towards these projects and all of my future endeavors. Thanks again for sticking around on this little art blog of mine.