Saturday, May 30, 2015

A Grass Roots Effort

The Urhu puppet in the process of finishing; painting, shading, hair, costuming coming along.

Yes, those are preserved tufts of real grass with their roots growing upside down on his head as hair because all thoughts grow from his head.

Yes, he does look rather romantic holding his robes, forging against strong winds!

Yes, it is tremendous fun to make puppets for stop motion.


  1. I can imagine it must be fun making them ....
    Though solving all the "problems" you encounter won't be easy ....
    You succeded again very well with this one ;-)

    1. Thanks so much, Els! Yes, a big challenge right now (aside from figuring out how to actually go ahead and SHOOT SCENES!) is making the flowering thoughts emerge from the serpent's head like a time lapse of actual plants growing.

      I could do an actual time lapse... and may in part, but I'd rather have it be in keeping with the rest of the stylized nature in the film.

      So far, I'm thinking of a flexible/firm tube that can direct the wire vines....

      Thanks for watching!

  2. He looks great - nice work on the scales!

    1. FANX!! Nick!! Wahwah wait til you see him next post all done! xoxoox, Thanks for watching.


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