Richard Svensson The Lone Animator in Sweden just sent in his fantastic contribution to the underwater scene, a Tiger Shark! Half tiger, half shark. Perfect!
The Tiger Shark was much smaller than I expected from seeing the detail in the photos of it being built on Richard's blog, which makes it all the most extraordinary! Look at it! How was he able to get such perfect sculpting on its face and mouth and the surface texture perfectly balanced between scales and fur (it could be either)!? It's remarkable to feel and animate as well, fishy-flesh-soft all over except for the perfect sharp claws and teef. Great movement in paws, fins, mouth, and tail.
The little frame grabs showing it's mouth shut were taken from a little clip I made showing how it moves/its texture after I opened the box. I tried to make a quickie stop mo with it too but it's going to take more practice to begin to show it justice. It can do anything; swim with its front paws and swish it's tail, swim towards the camera in a slow roar, etc. This will be very fun to work out schtick for.
Richard, you've gone above and beyond on this. I can't properly thank you, or the many others who have gone to such lengths to make that scene in Halfland a global party under the sea.
Thank you for making this amazing puppet and joining in, in such a big way, all the way from Sweden!