My usual frequency of blog posts slowed down a bit due to the fact that a day consists of only 24 hours, believe it or not! In fact, I spent every spare minute of the last two weeks in my studio to work on a maritime puppet I want to contribute to a friend’s stop-motion project.
Now the Myctophiformes Draco is finished and it’s going to travel its way to Los Angeles soon. Myctophiformes Draco is a Chinese Lanternfish (or myctophid, from the Greek mykter, “nose” and ophis, “serpent”), a small, deep sea fish of the large family Myctophidae.
It generally lives in the Pacific Ocean near the chinese coast, at least from March to November. The remaining months of the year it’s living next to the coast of California because it’s much warmer there now. Aaaand because it wants to become a film star:
This puppet can
- move its flippers and tail
- blink its eyes by the help of reddish plasticine
- open and close its mouth and
- move its tassel.
The fish is made of foam latex, has an aluminium wire armature and a skull made of Fimo. The tail’s bones are made of Milliput and for the eyes I used glass beads. That’s the very short version. I’m still working on the long one… So stay tuned. ;)