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Creating a Foam Puppet for Animation (Dragon) Part 3: Finishing the Dragon

This is part 3 of the tutorial on how to make a foam puppet for stop motion animation. In this part we finish off the dragon.


Details in the mouth of the dragon

It's time to do some of the details of the dragon. Here I have added the jaw and the teeth. The teeth are just pieces of balsa wood.

Because I added the lower jaw I went ahead and applied the latex rubber to that in layers. Once all of this was done I went ahead and painted the dragon.


Painting the dragon green

Now go ahead and paint the puppet. Any kind of acrylic paint should do well on the latex rubber. But, you may notice a little bit of flaking. Just paint it again to get any trouble spots.


Adding marbles for eyes

And one more detail I added is marbles for the eyeballs. I just cut away some of the foam creating an eyesocket and squeezed the marbles right in.



The dragon and dragonslayer


Tatebanko astronomer

Tatebanko Astronomer - Paper Diorama Stop Motion Animation - This is an interesting little project that uses all paper to make the animation inside a paper box. An astronomer looks through a telescope and sees a few interesting things. This shows that there are lots of techniques and materials that are great for animation.



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