Animation inspiration

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Dolls and puppets aren’t that different, right? So for your continuing education, today I present a link with a bunch of pages about building stop-motion animation puppets. You might find a new kind of armature you’ve never thought of before, and there are several links to discussions of materials that are rarely used for dolls, like latex and silicon. Take a look around Stopmotionanimation.com and see if you don’t get some new inspiration for your dollmaking.

Link via Shelley Noble at Notes from Halfland.


Notes from Halfland

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Check out Shelley Noble’s blog, Notes from Halfland, about the ongoing creation of her stop-action movie, Halfland. You can watch her amazing set as it grows from a pile of inspiration photos and craft supplies into a detailed world filled with Answer Trees, pun-a-rific sea life, and Birds in Hats. All of which are poseable in the interests of animation.

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Many of her sea creatures, such as the nautilus pictured above, are donated by other artists, so if it sounds appealing, join in!

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You can see more pictures of her work on her Flickr Site, and she also has a blog devoted to paper art. Must… resist… paper art… too…  many…  hobbies… already….