at long last, she posts pictures !

Finally took my camera to the puppet shop last night. I’m really pleased with how these came out.

This is the marionette I’ve been working on since I got back from winter break. His limbs are all wood, with joints made of steel wire. The head is paper-mache, covered in wood putty and then painted. I strung him for the first time last night, and I’m not really happy with the way he moves. That will be something to discuss in class tomorrow. He also still needs to be dressed… that should make him prettier.

marionette airplane
This is the control for the marionette. It’s called an airplane. This took me way to long too figure out. The piece on the front (which has the leg strings on it) is detached from the rest. The idea is you hold most of it in your left hand and the leg control in your right to make him walk.

cardboard protesters
These are my protesters hanging out on the stairs in the shop. They people are made of cardboard, and then dressed in fabric and painted paper. They are the beginning of a crowd scene I am constructing on a plank of wood. The whole crowd moves as one piece, to indicate that they are marching. You can probably tell, the third one is not finished in this picture.

That’s what I’ve got right now. The slow progress is just starting to pay off.

2 Responses to “at long last, she posts pictures !”

  1. Karen says:

    Those are some pretty awesome-looking puppets :)

  2. eleanor says:

    Thanks !! Hopefully there will be more where those came from! :)

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