Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Puppet Making: Modelling Manny's suit in clay

I was a bit apprehensive about this... I am not a sculptor and that was a first (as almost everything since I started this project).
I started from a basic modelling armature sized after the animation armature, then used a british clay called NewClay. It's a nice clay to work with at the beginning... but it seems to be drying pretty fast and there are some parts, which I left without touching for too long, such as the shoes, which have become very uncooperative. Anyway, that will do. I still have the hands to finish, and then I will discover the joys of mold making in gypsum plaster...


  1. Looks good! So what is the process now? This is just used to make a mold for the actual puppet?

    1. Yeap... next step is to make a 2-part negative plaster mold of this master shape. Then the final cast with the animation armature + foam latex will be finally made.

  2. This is going to be amazing!!!