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March 20, 2008

gnome puppet - tease

by sven at 7:00 am

Two weeks ago I was working on a puppet that you saw bits of last year. I had been hoping to hit the March 31 deadline for the stopmo haiku challenge.

What was I thinking?! All my time needs to be going toward getting Let Sleeping Gods Lie done! So, the project's back on hold.

But I figured I give you a little tease. ;-)

The gnome's body is being sculpted in Chavant NSP. The idea is to cast it in foam latex.

The head is a resin casting. It's detachable; there's a K&S plug-in in the neck.

I shaved off the lower jaw with an X-acto blade. I created a new lower jaw using Magic Sculp epoxy clay, which attaches using two 1/8" brass pins. The idea is to sculpt several further lower jaws, so the pup can do lip-sync.

My most ambitious puppet yet. And I'm just aching with frustration, knowing that I mustn't spend time on it until... Well, the H.P. Lovecraft Filmfest submission deadline this year is August 15. Could be as long as that.

Oh -- And the tree... The tree in the background is plaster over insulation foam, with a wash of acrylic paint. Something that I made at a plaster workshop led by Stephanie Lee, which I attended in February.

posted by sven | March 20, 2008 7:00 AM | categories: stopmo