MUC reboot ;)

ITS BEEN A WHILE – Last evening the fabulous Kate T come over for her baptism by fire and introduction to make-up Club.

We had a vague idea about flash gels blue/red, a rack of wardrobe and a whole heap of wigs, Kate picked her outfit (Me (& Luke) insisted on the blonde wig) and she become foreign film post modern Femme fatale, well that’s how I see it. Planning and fabrications for the next one but it feels good to wear more make-up then a drag queen, throw feathers, wiggle sparklers and wake up to carnage in the kitchen, still with a full face of MU woops.  I enjoyed strutting like a tart in front of the camera too, these are my fav of Kate.

Model  – Kate Thompson
Art Direction – Karen Penman
Photographer  – Greg Kitten

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Next MUC tentatively gonna be a black and white Cecil Beaton effort and Mrs Maraj’s (now she has had her lushous little man) is bringing her beautiful face and MU skills for more MUC funsies, pumped BOOM.

MUC reboot ;)

Note to Self – Picture Book

I built Nica and Black Bear to animate but predictable I didn’t have the patience so the project turned into a picture book, same narrative and same words, just a different format.  Greg Kitten did the honours and photographed the frames, just waiting for it to come back from print, some sample pages below.

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Note to Self – Picture Book

Twenty Sixteen

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I haven’t posted for a while but I have been beavering away. Puppet armatures made – check. Set built – check. Set props made and set dressed – check. Animation scheduled, sectioned and blocked – check. Dedicated animation PC desktop bought – Check. Dragonframe installed – check. Camera settings sorted – check. Lights pressie for Christmas set-up – check. Now it’s just 30 hrs. of animation to completion 🙂 DEADLINE March 10th – See you on the flip side

Twenty Sixteen

BUILDING BLACK BEAR – ARMATURE

Day 1 – Black Bear armature
Quicker build than NiCA, I reckon I could poss make a puppet in a weekend, one day to build the armature and one day to fabricate.


The wire is thicker than NiCA but his bigger and bulker, decided to try and make him so he can walk on both two feet and all fours but that remains to be seen, he has tie downs in both his arms, leg and bum so it’s possible.


I did a quick sculpt for his jaw and had a plan for making a epoxy skull,hinge wired with a latex skin on top. I have taken to using polystyrene balls for the heads as light weight and a good shape, I sure that is a reason they aren’t a good option, that I have yet to discover (I have considered the neck to head joint might now be problematic but make make her head no removable to fix this.)  Mold for top jaw, pads for feet and bottom jaw sculpt.


He/she (to be decided) is a messy armature but I reasoned black bear is covered in fur so a little rough around the edges hopefully won’t be a problem. Looking really ugly at this point and I ended the day feel a little dejected. The last thing I did was sculpt the head, make the plaster mold and pour into latex.

Day 2 – Fabricating Black Bear
I always forget to photograph this process, should have taken more photos as I built the jaw and furred the body but you get the jest.

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All Above – Body wrapped in foam build-up, poly ball head with eyes, face skin in latex, top and bottom jaw in epoxy, feet and hand pads to cover the tie-down holes and the crow look feet at the top are the claws, wire dipped in letx, covered in flocking, dipped in latex and then dipped in black satin finish wood paint.  The bottom jaw is attached to the neck an the top jaw, poly ball and eyes are all hinged above (super glued and epoxy held) with 5 1mm armature wire. Focus is off but you get the idea.


Body covered in fur.  Black bear just waiting on his head/ears – A happy day spent..

BUILDING BLACK BEAR – ARMATURE

about me

carnival-4When I grow up I want to always be creative. I love mismatched clothes, my dog, my friends, being awake when everyone else sleeps.

Things I hope to be doing this year – SFX Make-up, armatures, Picture Books, Digital Photography, Writing, Making short films & Making a Video Game.

DAYDREAMING          OOOOOOOO
LIST MAKING             OOOOOOOOO
HONESTY                OOOOOOOOOO
PATIENCE                                        OO
LOSING AT BOARD GAMES     OOOO
DOING ONE THING AT A TIME      O

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Started on Jan 4th, 2007

 

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