Monday, December 24, 2007

Alien Head

I made this prop for a crew member's short film assignment. The film called exclusively for tightly framed close-ups of the alien, none of which would show anything other than the head. It's a really simple affair, not meant to be a costume or a puppet in the real sense of the term, as it is neither conveniently wearable nor designed with a wide range of movement. The jaw has a slight capacity to open and close.
I started with chicken wire:

Paper mache coated in gesso, round LEDs for eyes with translucent red paper over them:
Painted with acrylics:
The end. Happy holidays!

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