This is a hanging mobile creature inspired by the work of Jonn Kenn, an artist and director who draws terrifyingly gorgeous monsters on post-it notes. I recently found his work and decided I need to make one of his creatures for real – or at least something like it. Read more… »
Finally they are complete! The three puppets I’ve been creating (with often-collaborator Roslyn Quin). Sadly, I can’t post pictures yet. But they’re done. Onto the next project!
You’re still reading? Ok then. Well, these puppets were created for a web series by the idiots at Birthday Loyalty Club. They’ve been making stupid videos and theater shows for years. Their new project is a web series called Trying My Best, which is about… well, watch the video to find out. Filming for the show begins in April 2016, so hopefully we won’t have to wait too long to see it. Read more… »
Time to build some shit! (disclaimer – this is a shitpost, basically). Read more… »
Isn’t “pantaloons” a wonderful word? Even when not accurately used to describe your work?
Anyways, here is something you’ve probably seen done before, but this is my version: wearable demon/satyr/incubus pants.
Uhmum is a creature created from foam, fur, latex and polymer clay. He’s no puppet – he just sits there looking cute. I wanted to experiment with creating a detailed, textured face using latex casting and latex painting (which is just cheap artist acrylics mixed with liquid latex), but have simple features that weren’t quite human and not quite beast. Read more… »
After a technological nightmare that included losing hundreds of computer files, phone camera files and dropbox files, which can only be described as my ultimate modern-era horror story, I was finally able to collect some (not all) of the images and text from this write-up. Back-ups, people, get on it.
Goaty was an interesting one – the first time I’ve tried to create a wearable animal-style head. I could (and probably should) have sculpted it in clay, cast it, and done a resin base. I could have done these things, but I decided since I was broke and already in possession of reams of foam and adhesives, the best thing to do was to just start gluing things together until they looked like what I wanted. In fact, this is what I tell people who ask me “how did you learn how to make this?” My response is always the same: “Just start gluing things together until they look like you want them to.” Read more… »