puppet construction process

doobee

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  1. felting kit to add texture to body – was advised by virpi and ended up being a time-effective way to construct the puppets and create a to-scale realistic texture
  2. crafting the base structure of doobee out of blocks of wood, drilling in holes for K&S and twisted armature wire

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3. attaching latex covered armature wire limbs to main wooden structure – if we could redo this process we would dye the latex first before dipping the wires as acrylic paint flaked off the latex afterward and did not look as effective

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4. felting doobee – was a long process but worthwhile to get the ‘fuzzy’ effect that worked really well, would work for crower as well

crowder

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  1. creating body out of wood, legs out of 3D printed elements – had ideas on making a joint to make legs moveable but found twisting armature wire worked better and was an easier, more feasible solution
  2. K&S used to insert joints into wooden body – created stable joint that didn’t move

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3. painted parts ready for assembly

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4. assembling parts together and texturing legs further with shades of paint to create rusted effect as plain black looked too flat, needed more personality and realism

 

 

 

 

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