"It sounds like you are doing something very valuable and important. I have lived and worked in Egypt for more than 10 years and I know that the animation community, and especially the stop motion community, in the Middle East is tiny. I even…"
"Hi folks, the book I wrote with Marc Spess has been released in his store.
Making and Improving Modeling ClayThis might be useful to anyone who works with oil-based clay at any point in their puppet-making process. The formulas will work with any…"
"Here you go - this is an airbrushable latex paint base, which is really just a very thin latex (almost water thin). I've used this stuff before, but didn't realize it's sprayable, but as thin as it is, yeah, I don't see why not.…"
"You can use latex, but the paint will be a bit thick and gloppy - it will tend to fill in fine details like lines and textures on the surface.
I've never tried to airbrush any kind of latex paint, but I do know some places sell an…"
Hey everybody. I need some expert advice on painting a latex build-up puppet.1. Are there any cheaper/more accessible alternatives to pros-aide and PAX paint?2. Could latex be used in place of the materials mentioned above?and3. Any tips on airbrushing for a build-up puppet?(I've used my airbrush for scale models using enamel, but I've never done any paints that need to be flexible).See More
"Oh, and most likely the blade doesn't scratch the paint because it's covered with a thick drop of epoxy glue, which gives depth and shine to it and gives it that characteristic 'bump' shape of the cornea. I guess you'd need…"
"From the behind the scenes stuff I've seen it looks like the eyes are basically flat-backed discs no larger than the openings, and I'm guessing the pupils are stuck on with vaseline. This is pretty common, and in fact it's how eyes…"
Hi All,Anybody got any info about how Paranormans Eyes work and what theyre made of?Ive watched all the featurettes I can watch and while it shows the eyes in plenty of them Im still not sure of the full workings of them. It looks like the eyelids stay in there and are hinged maybe but I cant make out how the eyeballs stay in there? it also says that the eyeballs are moved around with an exacto knife, I would have thought this would scratch the paint on the eyeballs?If anyone knows anything about them Id love to know too!!!Thanks,PaulSee More
"A good place to start would be to weigh the ball of clay for the hands to ensure you are using the same ammount of material for each. If you don't have a pocket scale to weigh small ammounts, start with a ball or extrusion of clay and cut…"