Thursday, January 6, 2011

Vincent van Gogh Hand Puppet



Using my large Vincent puppet as a go-by, I created this hand puppet. The base is inspired by one of Vincent's self portraits.














Steelers Mascot.... Steely McBeam

Another hand puppet... This time it's the Steelers mascot, Steely McBeam.


Duke Dog Puppet

Here is the Duke Dog; mascot for JMU. This is a hand puppet made using paperclay and acrylic paint for the head and paws and various fabrics for the body.









Hand Puppets Galore!

Over the past month or so I've been making a lot of hand puppets. Here is the Christmas lot taken at a craft show I was in.....


The table display


an elf,


a gingerbread man that made a narrow escape,


a snow man,


and the big man himself.... Santa!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Elsinore!

A little advice for trick or treaters....


video

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Watch out! A dragon is coming....

I'm working on a new puppet for Halloween. When this little guy is finished he will hopefully be greeting trick or treaters at a haunted house. Check out the production pics below:

Concept sketch


Armature in progress




Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Muffikins

Here is a small puppet I made for the Yellow House project I've been working on. This is Muffikins and she belongs to the artist Mary Cassatt.

I'll have some pics of the whole cast of characters next week after the filming. Stay tuned.