After a long absence, I finally started building puppets again. I have a little bit better ways of working and scheduling myself now which has made things tons easier.
I was getting very burned out on my art therapy with seniors after dealing with many, many deaths. I think that is all I want to say about that.
My first new commission was for my dear old friend Brett Roberts, who I have made several little puppets for before. He wanted a miniature, puppet version of the character Honk seen in the old 1970s show Far Out Space Nuts.
Honk was a full body suit character played by Patty Maloney, and I really like the character, so I was happy to do this one.
Here is the original character,
And my puppet version! Beep beep!
I’m working on a commission for an old friend from high school. He wants the firebird logo from a Trans Am, but with a twist; he wants it zombiefied. I think I’m going to like this!
So yeah, here’s what I’ve been up to lately…makin’ a puppet for a MYTHBUSTER!
Ruby the Red Nosed Reindeer had quite a few showings this month; I also worked on several commissions:
Well, Sludgey is done, and ready to be shipped off to his new home. I’ll miss the ol’ drippy guy.:)
I’m working on a commission for The Sexy Armpit, a blog about pop culture in New Jersey. It’s a great site and I’m proud to be a part of bringing its slimy green mascot character, Sludgey, to life.
Bit by bit, he is taking shape. Next come layers of green fleece “slime”.
Here on a site called Bumpworthy, you can see Dudebro playin’ it up, far out on the rings of a disco Saturn:
Back in March, I had the privilege of building and performing the puppet for the “Mad Drummer” station ID’s for the TV channel Adult Swim. Basically, a drummer is superimposed over various scene elements such as a black hole, a spinning galaxy, and an exploding fireball. His drumming intensifies according to the scene. I built the puppet in less than a week, and it was a huge head, made to sit atop a real drummer’s head.
He was lovingly dubbed “Dudebro” by the cast and crew. 🙂
A few weeks ago, I made some puppets for someone. This was one, included as a freebie:
I called it The Violet Thing, and I got very attached to it. I hated to send it away.
So I decided to make a new one. This time I might even jazz it up with a furry neck, using some very crazy-patterned fur I got from my pal Jill in a fur trade.
This was the result of my doodling:
Haven’t started it yet, but you can see most of the same features—-the little corkscrew feelers on top of the head, the long tongue,multicolor pompom nostril bumps, and wide eyes. His name is Carson, because, well..I have this idea about keeping him in the car and entertaining my fellow saps stuck at red lights. He is also named for my pal Brian Carson of Creatures Inspired.