Sunday, April 20, 2008

Let the building begin...

I began by roughing out the body structures on a piece of cardboard. This helped identify the scale of the puppets in comparison to one another, as well as the size of the kitchen (i.e. the set). I began creating the skeletons of the puppets out of twisted wires for strength. At the beginning of the limbs, you will see a piece of brass tube, which is where the duplicate limbs can be replaced. In production, puppets get damaged, so I had to make sure I had extra limbs, especially in my case, where the puppets are somewhat mimicking a rubber hose feel to them. When the puppets reach for ingredients, I wanted the arms to stretch in order to grab objects.

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