I am new to the board.  I am a concept artist for animation and video games.  My true passion is making puppets.  Here is the latest one I finished.

hope you like it


derek

http://derekstratton.blogspot.com/

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Great puppet.

I too like the exposed joints. Its a shame they're not strong enough to be able to animate with.


And there are some excellent character designs on your blog too. Out of curiosity what program do you mostly work in on your designs? Do you do any of it on actual paper anymore?

I work mostly in photoshop for my day job. Outside of work I am always dabbling in traditional media. I love gouache And oils. I wish I could use them at work, but it would be impossible to meet deadlines.

You manage to get some pretty decent linework out of photoshop. It's always a balancing act between real media and just getting stuff done in a timely manner. I'm just launching into doing a graphic novel (200ish pages) and whilst I love the idea of trying to ink it with actual ink but the fact that it would take about 4 times as long is a bit overwhelming (not to mention the lack of an undo button)

Yeah, it's just not worth it.  There are so many brushes now that inking traditionally is kind of pointless.  It is only really worth it to do something traditionally if you want to hang a "one of a kind" on your wall.  Other than that, everything can be achieved digitally. . .probably way more. 

But it is certainly not as fun!

Great!

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