PUPPET WORK - January 17th, 2012
I actually found some time to work on one of the puppets today! It always amazes whenever I get anything extra done during the day.
Tristan is full time job at this point, and sometimes I think its 'his' full time job, to make sure I know it! :)
First I sanded down the eyebrows a little on this puppet. I figured it would work better if there wasn’t such a ridge, once I’m trying to move the replaceable eyebrows around and emote feeling.
Next I trimmed down the neck a bit.
I originally made the neck from urethane foam with a painted latex skin. It worked great, but I always thought it looked too thick for the head.
So I opened up the back with a sharp knife, cut out some of the padding and resealed it with some hot glue.
Worked out pretty well, and since the hot glue dries flexible, it shouldn’t ever crack.
I don’t think I could get away with that seam out where everyone could see it, but painted and then tucked back beneath the shirt collar, I’m sure it will be fine.
See you all tomorrow.
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