7.08.2006

New Nola

Well we all knew the day would come. Nola 1.5 is ready to retire. Pass on the torch.

Earlier this week watching Grant's youtube animation, his term micro-film lit up a little light bulb in me brainpan. I like the idea of a running series of tiny snapshots, a micro-series, and decided Nola would be perfect. But I couldn't start a series without the proper puppet, and Nola 1.5's joints were starting to get a little....stubborn....So before she up and dies on me, I've started re-sculpting. Here's some 'so far' pics...


What you see with the heads is Nola 1.5 with only her clay face remaining, and Nola 2 with her plaster 'skull cap', the hard scalp from Nola1.5, with the pigtails removed and the new head armature epoxy-clayed in.


Tiny Nola, Go-Go Dancer. She'll have her winter boots and coat. And look, FINGERS!


Scarf is too small now, with the added width of the coat. Gotta add details to the coat and boots and the face (same as before, with fresh, softer clay so she is easier to 'emote'). What you see now with the coat is foam coated with thinned latex.

Today and tomorrow should see her finished, and possibly a test even. The micro series will be called....wait for it......"Nola's Bad Day"....it'll be sort of Wile E. Coyote....watch for a premiere episode some time this week, and then hopefully many more after that...

5 comments:

Ale said...

Yeah! She's got much more personality and volume now ;)
Can't wait to see her completed
(you gave a good function to those wooden boxes xD )

Keep rockin Jeffrey

herself said...

Rock on, Jeffery!! This puppet looks great. Nola Nola Nola!

More, more, can't wait!

Darkstrider said...

I don't know man... 1.5 is a tough act to follow! It'll be hard to get that same personality, especially since with the coat she's lost that almost skeletal-skinny comical look. She's getting more realistic... hope that doesn't diminish the glory that is Nola. But New Nola is looking pretty good so far.

Ubatuber said...

Don't worry Mike, Nola 1.5 is still kickin', she's just missing the back of her head :) I'm sure she'll surface every now and then for special occasions ;)

Ubatuber said...

And the wooden cigar boxes are great. I drilled tie-down holes in the top, and inside I've got armature wire, paint, latex, epoxy clay, superglue, all my puppet makins, and used the top as a palette too...a little portable puppet studio :)