Puppet Head Maquettes

Posted by Andy on Aug 30, 2009 in Characters, Design, Production | Subscribe

To help with the foam head carving and to get a visceral feel for the concept art in three dimensions, I created little maquettes out of Sculpey.

The maquettes came out by and large how I’d planned them, although I absolutely spent too much valuable time on tiny useless bits of hair. Once we’d had them, we took a long look at the little guys and figured out what we’d change one last time before starting work on the actual foam heads.

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Tre Awesome. His hair kept breaking whenever it brushed up against anything. We thought we’d give him more of a chin and a smaller forehead in the final version.

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Phauntleroy Rumsey. By far my favorite.

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Patrick “Patches” Kitestring.

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Orlando “Orly” Dresden. We decided his glasses looked too wonky. They’ll be smaller on the final head.

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Judy Swinehopper. Fun to make those teeth.

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James Rumsey. His lip and chin will be improved in the foam head.

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Geer Karabekian. Came out pretty much how I’d imagined: horrible.

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Chip McFavorite.

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Chip Doogan. We’ll round his head out a bit more and shrink his eyes to make him look more dullardly, less menacing.

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