Sunday, November 05, 2006

Puppet Design in Photoshop

When starting a new puppet it’s good to make a drawing of your ideas before you begin to build. Perhaps you’d like to try out some charachter designs, changing hair, placement of eyes, nose etc. Why not use your computer for this. You can get great results using photoshop and illustrator. Here’s
a link i found that got me started doing this. It shows indepth how you can youse photoshop to add depth, textures and other usefull things to your drawings and photos. The above picture is my puppet Eric that i made from the glorified sockpuppet-pattern, made into a drawing in photoshop. I could have made something completely new but chose to do this puppet just to show what you can do. I’ll be doing a complete tutorial on how i did this in the near future, so stay tuned…