Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Thunderstone's Head

This is the head of a stop-motion version of the main host - Thunderstone. 
View from the other side.
This model will be animated using mainly interchangeable parts, so I created an extensive set of replaceable eyes and mouths.
They were drawn and colored in Adobe Flash then exported out as jpegs and printed. Then they were spray mounted to thin foam or metal foil and cut out. Then I glued wooden dowels or brass tubes so they could be used then removed over and over from the head piece. 

Now they can be inserted into the sockets for the eyes and mouth for good registration.
I know it looks a little creepy.

Along with the interchangeable eyes and mouth the eyebrows can be moved up and down on the forehead using a removable adhesive and the antennae are pose-able. 

The original design of Thunderstone has changed a bit. You can see the beginning sketches here. I'll be working on the body next and hope to have the pictures of the completed stop-motion model up soon.

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