Monthly Archives: May 2012

Llama update


So this is the updates for all I got up to last week – creativity wise anyway!

I decided I really didn’t like the way the Llama’s head was shaping up so I started sculpting up a new one , which I liked but Llama wasn’t quite so pleased he actually looked quite angry about it…..










I’m still not 100% happy with Llama/ firecracker so I think some more tweeking is going to happen. I’m debating making the body less scrawny but haven’t decided yet as there is something strangly intriguing about the skinnyness…….








other arty antics:

I’ve joined a new online forum , basically it’s a 4 week character designing project. At the beginning a title brief if given for example this last one was tattooed spider woman. From this point you have 2 weeks to come up with 3 silhoettes designs for different characters that fit the brief. The rest of the people on the forum then vote for the best of your silhoettes , and  you take the silouette with the most votes , and then develop it into your final character which you have the remaining 2 weeks to do. And then there is another vote to declare the winner – you don’t get anything for winning but it’s good for brushing up on character design. Here is my siloette and my final design.












and last of all I took the day off on Sunday and decided to make the most of the sun and went for a cycle , found a good drawing spot 🙂











Llama Life


After a week end of traveling round the country visiting friends it was nice to just be able to spend the day in my studio today, doing what I do best. I am quite keen to get the rest of my puppet making done in the next couple of weeks so I can crack on with my set making. So it’s a nice feeling to have got a good amount of the Llama-esk Fire cracker  done today.

Last week I did some finishing touches to the Llama armature and padded out the legs with some cotton wool.

Today I worked on the outer fur/skin for the the llama which is made out of face flannels which are pretty much the perfect texture of a llama-esk fire cracker. I lined the in side of the flannel with more cotton wool in the main body part to fill it out a bit.


I’m really enjoying building this puppet , it’s character all ready seems to be coming into it’s own which means it’s going to be fun to play with – I mean animate with…..

Granted these few picture’s look like I’ve skinned a tiny Llama or sheep but it goes back to looking more alive in a minute

Here we go the fire cracker is alive and well with a new nice wooly coat ( head and neck to be completed soon )









Thats all for now folks ! More puppet making work on Llama-esk fire cracker coming soon !