Thursday, March 09, 2006

B.A.R.K. Production Journal: Puppet eyes, Step 1

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Draw your desired iris shapes on paper. Cut the shapes out and use these to determine the proper iris placement. Their position and focus is important, because the eyes are the first things people look at. Make sure the eyes aren't too crossed, walleyed or uneven - unless of course that's the effect you're going for. I usually like to make the eyes slightly crossed, this makes them feel more focused. Take your time, move them around and try different looks. Once you've found the proper placement, tape them to the puppet's eyeballs and trace them with a pencil.

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