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Henrik Puppet by TheDarkestwolf Henrik Puppet by TheDarkestwolf
A present for a very supportive DA friend! Censored just because I didn't want to worry about it. When asked what he wanted for a present he wanted a puppet of himself, so here it is!! Like all puppets it's not supposed to be completely acurate. Distortions such as big heads, hands and feet are intentional. It's been forever since I've done full body sculpey puppets and I forgot how much material it takes to create them! I wasn't happy about it, but I had to make him a lot thinner on the side view to have enough to finish him. :(

Please let me know what you think, though I wish I could do it over again. I made a lot of mistakes relearning the process.
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:iconmad4murdock:
Mad4Murdock Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
Very nice! I love to make marionettes and puppets...though, I rarely have a volunteer model! What medium do you use? Paper mache? Clay?
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TheDarkestwolf Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
Hehehe, Thank you. It was a ton of fun to make!! My favorite medium is Sculpey, the firm version is much easier to work with it & luckily it's already flesh colored! :D
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Naamonet Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009
This is so good!!!!!
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X-Unit Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2007  Professional Filmographer
Oh wow, that is nifty. How did you make the joints?
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TheDarkestwolf Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2007  Professional General Artist
When the sculpey is soft before backing I create one piece with a cut-out groove in it (I choose the larger piece to do this with as it needs more room), and on the part to go into it I a create a tongue to fit. I then put them together and pierce both of them with a needle in the point I want the connection to be, and move them around in order to get the range of motion I want and to make sure it will move smoothly. There's usually a little deformation after seperating them and cooking, but it can usually be fixed with an exacto blade. :)
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X-Unit Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2007  Professional Filmographer
Ah, aye, awesome. I wanna make one now XD. You are very inspiring.
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RobertaScalvini Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2007
hahahah Andy this is so funny :'';) i love your work :'''';)
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TheDarkestwolf Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thanks very much for your comment! This is no where near as good as your pieces, but I'm so glad you like it. :hug:
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RobertaScalvini Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2007
Seriusly I love this ^___^
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bleam2003 Featured By Owner May 3, 2007
Hey sweetie! Finally made it here to see the puppet. Very good as usual! And funny at the same time! Love you muchly!
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elisheba Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2007
Nice work and puppet, even I think Henrik doesn't have greyish eyebrows ;)
This is cool, I want one I can play with too! :)
what material did you use?
:hug:

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:iconthedarkestwolf:
TheDarkestwolf Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :) I created him with bake'n'bend sculpey. It really doesn't "bend" but I use it because if the puppets should happen to fall it's less likely for them break. LOL, what kind of puppet would you like?
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elisheba Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2007
another henrik puppet sweetie ;)
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DimagerDesign Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2007
:) This is awesome with really amazing details, Kim! :cuddle:
Thank You so much!!! ... Absolutely fantastic surprise - I love it!

:flowerpot: :heart: :clap: :worship: :w00t: :blowkiss: :blushes: :flowerpot:

You did alot of work on this for couple weeks, so these kind
of marionettes and look alike puppets are not easy to create,
I find myself in this sculptural work of art - no one ever have
sculptured ME before, I'm really taken... Sorry it took couple
days to come here to comment, but as You know here has
been alot of mess going on, but one day this marionette will
find it's own place in my new study/atelier where ever it might
be ... I will treasure this!!! :) :+favlove:

^^; Will be on my new journal as soon I can concentrate on
that ... Appologies for being away so much from dA lately, but
I feel fine, this puppet cheered me up alot with the love I have
found as well, so life feels more hopefull again... I'm sure my
Elisabeth loves this too! ;)
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artyandy Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2007
That is really very funny:D

Don't get me wrong, it's a great piece of work, but it is soo funny intermixing it with your model:)

He's game for a laugh then [I hope]:thumbsup:
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TheDarkestwolf Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2007  Professional General Artist
lol, well I hope so. I told him before hand I wasn't a portrait sculpture by any means but I did my best with such small scale...I've never attempted to do a figurative puppet before. Thanks so much for the comment and the :+fav:. :hug:
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