Create

Welcome to the last step of the custom puppet process! Here is when you have the opportunity to see Landon's progress on your character. He will keep you updated on tricks he's included in your character as well as show you concepts mentioned in the consultation  that are now tangible and implicated into your puppet character. The following are some examples of the renderings Landon has drawn next to the final custom puppet character.

Below is the initial design for Speedy the Dog. When creating the design, Landon takes multiple aspects of the character into consideration. In this character, size and texture were two leading things that were taken into account. This is why Landon collects samples of materials and creates a "character board". A character board shows multiple angles of the puppet and gives ideas for textures of furs and fleeces. 

Initial Concept Art

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Final Character

Below is the initial design artwork for Stew the Sheep. The client wanted him to look goofy, dumb, and lovable. The head of the final character was rounded versus the oval sketch approach to make the character appear smaller and cuter. This Stew the Sheep character also has a spitting effect built into it's mouth.

Initial Concept Art

Fabricated    in Foam

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Final Character

Below we have the initial concept art for "Oakie", which was a one-off character Landon designed based off the idea of "Big Foot". Landon's one-off characters are built so that they will never be duplicated, and have a high level of time put into them. Landon originally built Oakie to use in his show, but decided to put him up for adoption-and within thirty minutes, Oakie was spoken for. You can own a one-off creation of Landon's as they are for sale on the "Buy Now" tab. These one-offs are called "Third Tier Characters". 

Initial Concept Art

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Unibrow 

Mechanism!

In this video, you can see how much more life the mechanism brings to the character. Oakie's multitude of expression offers the ability to have him to go from nice, to mean, to curious, and all over again... all in the palm of your hand!

Initial design to final custom character! The client wanted a worried looking deer character. Alongside that, he wanted the ability to take an antler off, so we made one removable. Instead of a traditional wooden arm rod for puppet manipulation, we created one from an arrow, to go with the look of the piece (removable option built into the design). It's also a great detail to add humor to the bit when this deer is performed. 

Initial Concept Art

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Final Character