Friday, 25 June 2010

What's inside the bag?

So recently I opened "that" bag that has been under my desk for the past year - just to see what was inside.

enjoy :)

Monday, 21 June 2010

Hellyer's Puppet Giftshop

Some of you may have spotted it already... but in case you haven't: I recently opened my Zazzle store!

It's great fun and I hope you enjoy checking it out. If you have any suggestions for what you would like to see featured in the store be sure to let me know.

Take care - Dave

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Wolf puppet building video diary

So over the last couple of weeks I've been making a video diary of one of my puppet building projects. The character is Wolfgang the Wolfhound. You can check out the series of videos below to watch him being made:

So he is all finished up now and this is what he looks like. As you can see he has large and almost bulbous yellow/cream round eyes. I was slightly concerned whilst building that these would make the character look mean or evil but I think you will agree he has kept a very open and happy face despite the eye colouration. 
You can't quite see them in this picture but Wolfgang has two moulded teeth that sit right below his whiskers on his top jaw... he has quite a large overbite on the top so that they can sit there happily without fear of them being knocked off by the lower jaw.

This character is one that I have build specifically for I-Fest which I am going to in 6 weeks... it's always great to build new characters to show when you go and visit fellow puppeteers. If you're going to I-Fest I look forward to seeing you there... be sure to come and say hi to Wolfgang!

Take care - Dave