This was the first week working with the puppet and we were set the task of completing a lunge exercise. This was a big mental leap from bouncing balls and as you can see from the images below it is a very sophisticated puppet... It has its own manual! We were learning about the importance of blocking through which I found really helped and after many failed attempts and some good feedback I feel like I was making real progress. We have been doing some life drawing this week and you can see on the wall I have stuck up one which I particularly liked which were 10 second poses with the non-dominant hand to try to just get the essence of the pose quickly. Also in the photos are how my use of the drawing tool in Dragonframe progressed throughout the week! I found it really useful to be able to reference all the different points of the puppet on-screen so I could keep track of them all and not forget a limb or something. I quite like the finished scrawl of lines as it gives you the essence of the movement.
Stop-motion animator and model maker with an interest in documentary film-making.