Another stage in the Golden Toothed Beauty build

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I only had a couple weeks to make this, so it was a lot of experimenting and pushing forward without all the planning I normally do. Here I was trying out a flexible rope and foam stem, which would’ve made it more like a snake flower. I ended up going a different direction with it, but I’m still kinda into this idea. What do you guys think? Are there snake flowers in my future?

Cutting teeth for the Golden Toothed Beauty

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They’re made out of L200, a closed-cell foam used in puppet and costume fabrication. It’s heat formable, can be carved/ sanded, and it’s easy to paint. I used this foam for most of the flower, finishing the surface with neoprene and acrylics to give it a resilient rubbery skin.

There’ll be an encore reception at Galeria Regina August 17th 5-9pm if you missed seeing this toothy beast the first time around.

Donut eating donuts

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I made this needle felted stop motion puppet a few years ago for Zombie Cat Studios. I used wire, mesh, and epoxy clay to build the armature, then sewed felt over it to give the loose wool something to felt onto. Tiny donuts by Rachel Gitlevich, animation by Tak Masuda and Brian Lonano.

 

Needle felted puppet

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This is a close up of a needle felted spoon stop motion puppet I made for Zombie Cat Studios a few years ago. I created the wire armature from wire, epoxy clay, and aluminum mesh. I needle felted on top of the armature and made the arms and hands out of liquid latex. Animation by Brian Lonano and Tak Masuda.

 

Stop motion puppet process

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I just finished making this stop motion puppet for an upcoming short by Molly Coffee at Zombie Cat Studios, in conjunction with the Atlanta Film Society and Hartsfield Airport.

I needle felted on top of a readymade ball and socket armature, adding wire in the hair, hands, and skirt for more movement. Looking forward to seeing Peggy come to life in Passing 66!