Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Vampires In progress
Customer is taking care of the costume on both, and building the body (a simple stuffed fabric bag) for the fat one.
The vampires are built from original illustrations by "Sampar", who illustrated the stories by "Ben".
Heres a link to the publisher's page for this book.
Progress pics and process below:
I've been working on Vampire puppets for a storyteller who uses puppets to bring her stories in visual life.
With full authorization from writer, illustrator and publisher, I was asked to create puppets based on the illustrations in a book.
These are the first two heads I made by using a temporary and reusable wax called Flexwax 120. I like it!
Materials: paper mache (toilet paper for detail, coffee filters for structure, paper towel for skin texture), Monster Bone, acrylic paint, Wood (Fangs, and sticks).
The vampire hands (still require more work) were made with foil, popsicle sticks, tape, and paper mache(same ingredients)
The skinny one will be a rod puppet. The fat one will be a bag puppet.