For quiet some time I have been wanting to make a stop motion puppet. When it was announced my school was going to host a summer master class for stop motion, I knew know was the perfect time to make one. So, over winter break, I started to make a Patrik puppet.
Now it's spring break and I've finished!!!
Here are some photos I took of my process:
After I collected all the supplies I needed, I began to make the head of scupley.
The first head unfortunately was left in the oven for a bit too long. So I had to sculpt a new one.
I used animation wire and doll parts for my armature and
put epoxy putty on the parts that I didn't want to bend
before putting some foam for padding
For his sweater, I used some socks and added felt heart.
For the hair, I clumped chunks together and used rubber cement to hold the strands together. I glue these chucks on to the head. I had a few strands with wire inside to create his fly-away hairs.
Black unbaked sculpey was used for the pupils and eyebrows
and thin white plastic supered glue into place on each replacement mouth.
After finishing the head, I did the hands in thin aluminum covered with silicone and VUALA!
I had a puppet!!!