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« on: April 29, 2012 10:18:15 AM »

I am studying illustration and we were set a brief that involved making a puppet theatre. I decided to make the two human puppets by needlefelting. They don't have an armature, just external sticks and wires to move them - we only had three weeks and that included story, sound track, theatre, puppets, set and script!

This is Chris (our tutor), complete with his trademark braces, earring and flat cap



And this is Anastasia (one of the other students)


And here is the actual show in all it's wobbly glory!


Hope you like.
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« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2012 02:09:45 PM »

What an interesting project!!!  Smiley Bet that was a lot of fun to do!!!
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« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2012 11:25:29 AM »

It was an awful lot of work to do in three weeks! I panicked to start with because I've never been comfortable with working in 3D - for illustrations I mostly work either with linocuts or digitally reworked drawings, and other than that I tend to work with basically flat projects like quilting. So it was a real challenge for me.
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« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2012 04:19:57 PM »

They are better than any figures I've tried to needle felt, but partly because I haven't tried any yet, you're braver than I am. Highly amusing, though. Enjoyed the puppetry in the film, how his hand moved, that was great.

I really like his side burns, and I'm really hoping you included those on purpose and I'm not just offending you.
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« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2012 09:00:25 PM »

Cheesy I loved the show, "in all it's wobbly glory!"  Cute people, and great project, thank you for sharing!
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« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2012 09:46:27 AM »

 Cheesy Yes, deliberate sideburns!

I can't remember if it says on the youtube video but we had to base our puppet shows on real things that happened on a drawing trip to Seville. Hence the toreador etc.
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