Friday, November 25, 2005

B.A.R.K. Production Journal: Patterns

cat2

I've just spent some time creating the patterns that I’ll use for the cat puppet's head - luckily I managed to get it right the first time. Making the patterns usually involves some trial and error. Creating a sphere is relatively simple, but unusual shapes are more challenging. Imagining how to create three dimensional shapes from a flat sheet of foam takes lots of practice. I'll use a rectangle to create the tube part of the head and two triangles glued together to create the cheeks. The small points at the end of the cheeks will make them round. Remember to keep all of the patterns you make. You can use them to make a duplicate, or similar puppet in the future.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi there! Greetings from Lisbon :)

This pattern thing, is there some basic rules in making patterns that you could explain?