Marionette

The marionette was designed to be figural in shape starting with drawing the form in the front and side planes. After creating a rigid structure, the form was further refined into more organic shapes. Blotches of blue and green on the torso with the hemp string create a moldy overgrown feeling. The dark colors on the torso and hips are in contrast with the arms and legs fleshy tone yet the symmetry of the figure balances the use of different materials with similar volume.

The process of creating a marionette is relevant to Digital Media and Animation in establishing skills with manipulation of different materials. The delicate act of connecting the parts of the body was a test of patience in finalizing the character. To improve the strength of the connection between the libs hemp was used and the black thread was left for the suspension of the limbs. Other additions to the marionette could be cloth around the torso and arms to create a more solid form or more nuance in depicting details.

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