Sliepnir Puppet commission.
a commission i only just finished a few days ago, but he just has his debut at Supanova Melbourne yesterday, and the day before. part of the commission with him was that until he was shown, i was not allowed to post anything about him online…. so finally i can!
Sleipnir, or slippy as myself, and commissioner call him, is a roughly life size, semi-stylized 8 legged animations foal puppet.
he is based on the Norse myth and is Loki’s son.
many many months of work went into making this fella. and its great to see him finished!
despite looking soft and squishy. only his neck is soft. the rest is all solid and fully sculpted out of lightweight materials, and made in such a way he can bend and move. he can lay on the floor, or flop in your arms. he however can not stand on his own.
polystyrene, resin, paper mache, glass balls, fake fur, polar fleece, felt, acrylic paints, gauche paints, plastic balls, stuffing, tape, elastic, silicone tubing, actuators, wiring, testers, buttons, switches, bolts, PVA and over 100+ hot melt glue sticks.
i think that was them all…
recently made some unicorn horns!
Hoof fur sculpting snippet.
(from my Delf hooves)