I made Marcus a baby brother! His name is Razzie. I used a much slimmer pattern for him than Marcus and though the long fur hides it, he’s got fingers, which Marcus lacks. I also threw in a more flattering pic of Marcus, he felt like he got shafted in the Razzie photos. Plus, a doodle I did while taking my puppet performance for TV class. Story time!
When you perform for TV, you see your puppet in real-time on a live TV monitor. The monitor isn’t like looking in a mirror, it’s like a backwards mirror. You move left, it looks like you went right, etc. I really struggled with the backwards-ness of the monitor and almost always botched my choreography and the puppet would lose his focus with the camera/viewer. My instructor would call out “PUPILS!” to me quite a bit to correct me, but I would end up making things worse by turning the puppet the wrong way and over correcting, etc. It was a hot mess. Mind you, I did lousy in my dance classes as a kid, and those had proper mirrors with no image flipping. I am not cut out for this biz.
Photo creds for the in-progress shot go to Mayka Mei, btw :D
Guys. I learned how to make Muppets via Puppet School. The world is officially a happy place. This is Marcus, by the way! He is full of rookie mistakes but that’s cool, that means he’ll just have better-looking friends to hang out with once I find some time to make more! At least he is helping me to get over my fear of sewing machines.