Blodeuwedd as the owl

  Finally worked out how to add video to the postings.  This is the first test video for the animated background.  Next step is to change the camera (to one that will record larger files) then see if I can improve the quality of the stop motion. Bloduedd, in her owl guise, is now more…

The eyes of the soul give life to the puppet

I have finished one side of the head.  This has led to some playing with the way the puppet will move and how the sense of flight will work on the surface.  Because the aim of this is to create a short film using stop motion there will need to be at least two more…

Blodeuwedd’s wings

Back view and front view. Time to design and create the head, tail and body 

Blodeuwedd

At the beginning of the Puppet Challenge I was toying around with stories.  There were some half baked ideas about generic dragons and a slightly more cogent plan to create Mr Fox and Lady Mary.  But as my heart and head weren’t really behind these they fell by the wayside.  So I came at the…

Puppet-y things with wings (for the Art Log challenge).

Now that the rush is over the hurly burly done, time to take a pencil and sketch out an idea Slowly ideas are starting to come together for a paper puppet.  Not a shadow puppet as such, rather one that can be animated using stop motion on a back lit box with silhouette backdrop.  The…

The puppetry challenge

There is a fluttering of shadows and a twitching of strings within the world of the lightning fast net.     Clive has issued the challenge.  Slowly the ideas are starting to bud and grow.  I think inspiration will come from HERE using the play of dark and light.  BE BOLD, BE BOLD….