This was my main character for my senior thesis. I wanted to do stop-motion but didn't have much money. So I embarked on a journey to make a puppet on a budget. Here are a few pictures and a time lapse of how I this drawing into a stop-mo puppet...
I ended up using nice air hardened tool steel. It wasn't expensive because I bought so little. But if you have a bigger project get ready to pay big bucks.
|This was the drawing I used to build the armature. I traced it from the painting above.|
|Finished armature ready for skin.|
After the armature was done I sculpted his body...
Then I made a mold and cast him in silicone. It was a process that took a lot more time than I thought it would. But in the end it was worth having the hard earned knowledge.
|The first layer of plaster on my two part mold.|
Here is the final product. The most important lesson I learned is that I HATE working alone. So, I don't do that anymore. If you have more questions I left a lot out of this, so I'll do my best answer them accurately.
If you have more questions I'll answer them.