Sunday, 14 November 2010

Trying to get back into puppet animation

I spent quite a while looking at traditional animation, then a long period of being lazy and doing nothing animation-wise. Well now I've bought some more resources and am trying to get back into stop motion puppet animation. Some pictures of what I've been doing in the last week:


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Armature - trying out thicker aluminium wire then previously. Seems to work a lot better, would recommend 2.5-3mm thick.

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Gluing bandage underwrap foam onto the hand armatures with high-tack spray glue.

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Cut the foam to shape and paint on tinted latex. I've only tried this method once or twice before, so these came out pretty nice.

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Beginning to spray glue soft foam on to armature.

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Beeeeautiful.

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Trimming the foam down to shape with scissors.

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Next, I covered the whole body with the thin bandage underwrap, to give it a smooth skin. This is pretty much where I am now with the puppet. It's looking pretty nice!

4 comments:

Keith said...

Puppet looks good! I am starting to build a new puppet, and like you, I plan to use larger wire. I am looking forward to see you finishing the puppet.

Vincent T├ętreault said...

This puppet looks great so far.
Very inspiring stuff !

Teodor said...

For what purpose do you use latex that is in the right corner of the picture?

Albert Cueva said...

for the hands, i think?