mercredi 25 mars 2009


Preliminaire sketches. I decided to do a sheep for my stop motion project.  He is a wannabe superhero. I liked the idea of playing around with opposite traits. Instead of being the typical scared sheep... why not make him brave but at the same time silly. His duty is to save a pure innocent flower. 

Making the puppet : The armature is simple, I only used wires and epoxy.  The body and head are made out of Model Magic ( to keep it light ) Finally,  the shoes are made out of Fimo.  The only problem I have with my puppet are the legs,  they are difficult to manipulate and they get wavy. Gaahhh.  Don't worry he will have a little cape :)

Building the set:

Getting into character.

    Little props : Barns made out of paper,  aluminium foils, brochette sticks, ink and acrylic.

Fence : basic materials : wires and tooth picks.

We used Astroturf for our grass. The bushes are done with easter grass product that I bought for 0.75$ at Zeller.  Hooray for easter!

Pure innocent flower it at Dollarama.
A courtesy of Carlo.

I guess that's it for now.  It's incomplete, background canvas and a hill still needs to be done. I'll try to update our progress. 

9 commentaires:

  1. That Sheep is awesome! And your set is huge. You're really going all out!

  2. Thanks :) The set had to be huge...I don't think Eric would of appreciate us doing a small set since we are 2 working on this project. Hopefully, the film will turn out ok.

    I still have your "ONE" and "ONLY" copy of the instructions for the foam latex. Remind me to give it back to you or you might have to say bye bye to your cd forever..and ever...forever ever.

  3. hey yo!
    your sheep looks like a bad-ass robber!!! sneaking & stealing that innocent flower!!!!

    maybe that eye-scarf thing he's wearing was blue or read or orange or pink... might help to change his character.. keke... or am I already tamed to our pop culture of blue red super heroes...

    but anyhow, your sheep's got an attitude..
    Btw, what's on his head?? a pony tail???

    ahhhh can't wait to see your film.


  4. thank you for the comments :) anonyme?

    well, I was going for the wannabe superhero so I thought of ...batman's sidekick = "Robin". I'll make him a small red cape.

    Btw it's like a "toupet" I don't know how to say it in english lol

  5. Your sheep is so adorable... I want one E.T! LOL
    He looks like an old Japanese bandit with that so-called "toupet", a.k.a. bang, on his head! hahaha

  6. I'll make you one :) I still have some materials left.

  7. Suggestion de lecture pour l'humour absurde chez les brebis pas commnune: Le génie des alpages de F'murr

  8. géniale ...mais l'image est minuscule.

  9. C'est vrai, c'est tout petit comme format. Il faudra aller à la Grande bibliothèque, ou chez un libraire...