Sunday, January 25, 2009

Friday, January 23, 2009

Even The Tomato Plants Were Disheartened



I looked outside my kitchen window late yesterday afternoon and reflected upon this dismal scene. This past week has been very much a Non-Week.
Sun's peeking out today though..

Monday, January 19, 2009

ode to michelle

whose company assures me I still make sense.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Das Experimente

video

This is one of my first tests with this puppet. So far it's been alright. The right arm seems a little bit droopy when in a certain mid-point position, but nothing really inhibiting. I would have continued with the action but my camera slipped and, try as I might, all efforts for restoration were in vain:(

Friday, January 9, 2009

Stop-Mo, Yo

H'okay. This is my stop-motion puppet; I think I'm pretty well finished. I've worked on it intermittently throughout the holidays; starting with the skeleton of armature wire and plumber's epoxy putty, with the removable head made of some of the latter, tin foil for added volume and lightweighty-ness,and sculpey added overtop for the final defined shape. The facial features are made of glued-down thread. The torso is bulked up with foam core, and the limbs and feet are coated with acrylic paint (over the epoxy. I decided not to get into the whole latex thing yet). The sprig of hair at the top is armature wire (which may or may not be removable, depending on whether it animates well or not), and I'm hoping I didn't shoot myself in the proverbial foot for making its costume from a textured sort of pattern. If it doesn't work out to be feasibly animateable, I'll console myself with the fact that it still looks cool.



Saturday, January 3, 2009