I started with feet because I wasn't sure what his head looked like! During this particular time I seem to be swimming in a lot of unknowns about the puppets that are coming to me. I have many other puppets that I am excited to build and I know exactly what they look like. And for now the journey seems to be about allowing the 'i don't know" to unfold and remembering how to trust this. So, I started from the bottom up.
Using mostly scissors. I am finding foam to be wonderful material for me...inexpensive and very easy to make exactly the shape you are feeling in the moment.
I thought I would originally do wood for the legs...wood makes such oh so lovely joints!
However I found the wood on the foam behaves strangely...the stiffness of the wood torques and twists the soft foam soooo...
Foam legs it is....
A crooked leg for this guy. Hmmm, how will this effect the joint? hmmm. only one way to find out... unless of course you're already a joint genie-ass.
intense joint cud-chewing...huh
A little Jesus wrap for the feet.
Hmm, i like. And the joint, with some added reinforcements moves rather nicely
For his hip joints/rotator cuff I used these spools. they spin nicely allowing him to walk
With the bungee in between they do this action -which enables the legs to move out to the side.
A funny squat, albeit a squat. I knew for some reason I wanted this guy to be able to squat. I'll take a funny sqaut...is that spelled right? what a weird word.
ok, now for the rib cage...
and arms... love these arms!
I will post more photos as he progresses
Puppet guts at the rendering factory