Sunday, July 31, 2011

Mold Making Step 1: The Sculpt

Over the next week or so I'll be documenting the process for making the mold for Egg. Much thanks to Justin C for helping me through the process and using the Egg as a demo mold in his awesome mold making class. Basically at the end of this process I will have a mold in the shape of the Egg character that I can used to make as many duplicate puppets as I need (or until the mold wears out).

The first step is making the sculpt of the character. I make a quick and dirty armature by braiding some wire around into the general shape of Egg and built up the shape of Egg around it with Super Sculpy. This picture is from an early version of the sculpt. I forgot to take a picture of the final Egg before it went into the mold! But hopefully this picture gives a general idea.

The next step is then to build up clay around this figure for the bottom half of the mold. Pics of that coming soon!


Freckles said...

Great stuff! Can't wait to see the progression!

Louis Morton said...

Thanks! I like your blog and drawings BTW!