Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Swambert Strikes Back!!!

...for another animation test.

Cowboy Life

I've never really considered myself much of a life drawer; but I'm really enjoying the costumed models and that fact that we are now encouraged to use things other than conte sticks. I hope that drawing the cowboy wasn't a fluke and I can continue my drawings in this fashion. I've got a series of long poses and than a pair of gestures at the end.

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Third Times the Charm...

Still don't quite know all the ins and outs of blogger and uploading videos but I've found my mistake and the third video upload will probably upload as I want it too.

What did I write again... anyway; you learn a lot about puppet making from these animation tests: what works and what doesn't... so let's just say that she has a few balance issues.

Swambert moves!!!

What's this, a talking picture? I had a fun little idea for Swambert's first puppet test but when I was watching it in silence, noise was needed and noise was added, then music, enjoy.

New Puppet Approaches...

RAWRR!!! It's Swambert the Swamp monster
I've been experimenting with a few new things this time; in the skeleton I've used a set of beads for the eyes, they're quite nice the little holes are great for moving the eyes around and they don't get dirty like my little sculpey eyes. His head is sculpted sculpey; his waist and feet are epoxy and the limbs and spine are aluminum wire.
I've used a new type of wire for fingers this time; its high grade soldering wire and its turned out to be very flexible and durable when it was demonstrated for me. The fingers are secured with the epoxy and his body is shored up with cotton batting. 
Tried two new things here; the first is obvious, hair, it's just grey fun fur I bought and spray painted green for my old Action Analysis set, when it was the closest one I could find to green. The second is that I've made him a set of paper mouths so I'll be experimenting with those.


Wednesday, 8 February 2012