Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Tom Waits Stop-Motion Puppet Head!
While looking through some old boxes I came across this gem.
A head sculpt for a Bone Machine era Tom Waits puppet I never got around to finishing.
About 3" from the top of the hair to the bottom of the neck.
Did this around 1999-2000.
Lost an ear somewhere between now and then.
Made from Sculpey, painted with acrylic and the hair is made from a shaggy, knitted sweater I found in a used clothing store and chopped up.
The eyes are animatable beads baked into the head.
He originally had a cigarette in his mouth.
Still have the project in the back of my mind.
It never left, really.
Someday soon I'm gonna do a re-sculpt and make a proper puppet using proper materials.
He deserves no less.