Come, Kitty Kitty!
Remember that little bird? I finished another animal puppet today, a cat:
The cat puppet is about 6 cm high and fully moveable.
Like the bird, the cat’s “just” a minor character. Together, both of them are supposed to carry a distinctive atmosphere in one of the scenes, and that’s why they’re not really unimportant.
– And they’re a kind of warm-up or dry run for the last two major characters I have to build, too. (Well, there are a few dead souls more to make, but those puppets are going to be pretty basic cut-out models without armatures…)
Since I want the world-of-the living-characters look completely different from the underworld silhouette puppets, I try to apply a similar style to them such as I did to the cemetery set.
Basically, you’ll find an armature made of twisted wire and a lot of hot glue inside the puppet, wrapped in thin cardboard covered with sandwich paper and some colour finish on top. I’ve got the weird feeling that I start repeating myself… Is this still interesting for you?