Thursday, 28 November 2013

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Finishing off the set and puppet

Finishing off the set and puppet
There is one T.V wrapped in felt, two wrapped in foam, and the three grey ones are simply pained.
 The plug sockets.
For these I used cardboard and pipe cleaners.
 I re-painted the legs so that they look like remote controls. This picture shows the paint still drying, and the photo below shows the exact colours that I used.

Plugging in the robot.
I attached a piece of wire to the back of the robot and glued a drawing pin to the other end of the wire, and then wrapped the wire in blue thread.
Then I simply pushed the pin into a piece of cardboard that I glued to the set as a socket.

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Building the set

Building the set
 I've decided, after much thought, that the set for my robot shall be a second hand television shop. I had considered a living room, a scrap yard and an office.
So choosing to set the Robot in a T.V shop required me to make a few T.Vs to go in the background.
I made them from cardboard, felt, foam and paint.
This photo shows me gluing some felt to the cardboard, using all purpose glue.
 I chose to make six different size T.Vs
 Resizing the set and using coloured paper as the background and flooring.

The sign for the second hand t.v store is meant to look cheap and hand made

Monday, 18 November 2013

Sculpey mouth pieces.
there are ten.
 Painted using 'Lemon yellow' colour paint.
The finished mouth pieces. 

Sunday, 17 November 2013

I then used felt to wrap about the body, gluing it to the front and back, but leaving the sides lose.
 I found some tiny bolts that I thought would look good as buttons.
The back of the robot. For now I've used pins that hold well because of the balsa wood that I glued to the card to make it stronger. Using the pins for now means I can still take the robot apart id needed.
Foam and card board.
I can honestly say I'm making is up as i go along and may end up changing this is the future, but seeing as i want to be able to take the robot apart if something goes wrong, this idea seemed like a good one at the time.

 I've used glue to attach the card board hinges to the body.

I finally decided to cook the sculpey head, and I burnt it. This was accidental, but I like the effect it has had.
This picture is just to show the mould against the drawing. 

I have painted the eyes white, I tried to do this by rolling the eyes around in a container with white paint. 

The robot body so far.
I have painted all the little TVs with acrylic paint, and used thread to wrap around the visible wire.

 I'm not sure if I like the fact the little TVs aren't straight. I did try and make them as square as possible, but it was harder than I thought it was going to be. However, the fact that they aren't as cubic as they should be gives a sort of childish effect, which in this case works well as the puppet is based strongly on a child's drawing.
The colours used to paint the robot

Friday, 15 November 2013

 I used coloured thread to colour the wires so they look like the connector colour used in technology.
Also because they were the colours used on the original kids drawing,

Armature so far