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4 Legged Dog Puppet

Discussion in 'Puppet Building and Performing' started by ChickyBoy37, Apr 20, 2017 at 3:28 PM.

  1. ChickyBoy37

    ChickyBoy37 Active Member

    I hope you guys can help me on this but How do I go around building a 4 legged puppet (Like That of the dogs you see on Sesame Street, or Gladys the cow or even Jojo From the Jim Henson Hour) I have always been baffled on how puppet builders can pull it off, so I was wondering can you help me out?
     
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  2. gavry3

    gavry3 Active Member

    Are you planning to show the legs on screen? Because if not, you'd just have the torso, rear, and head.
     
  3. ChickyBoy37

    ChickyBoy37 Active Member

    What do you mean by showing them onscreen?
     
  4. gavry3

    gavry3 Active Member

    Because if you plan on using/performing them somewhere (not necessarily a screen) then it depends on which angle you're going to show the puppet from.
     
  5. ChickyBoy37

    ChickyBoy37 Active Member

    Well I did have plans to show legs, kind like this (At 2:52)
     
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  6. gavry3

    gavry3 Active Member

    If you're trying those, I wouldn't make back legs.
     
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  7. ChickyBoy37

    ChickyBoy37 Active Member

    well what you you suggest? :)
     
  8. SandPunk

    SandPunk Member

    You could tether the front and back legs together with fishing line or perhaps an acrylic rod so they move in tandem.
     
  9. gavry3

    gavry3 Active Member

    It depends on which angle you're going to be showing the puppet from. I'd suggest (based on your wonderful youtube videos) that you should just make front legs.
     
  10. ChickyBoy37

    ChickyBoy37 Active Member

    How do I use and Arcylic rod if you don't mind my asking

    well regardless what kind of patterns would I need to use?
     

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