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Miss Piggy and Kermit homemade puppets

Discussion in 'Puppet News' started by Keeermit, Jan 24, 2005.

  1. Keeermit

    Keeermit Well-Known Member

    HELLO EVERYONE! I have had a long and much needed break from the world of puppets, but i'm back! I felt i needed to have a break from making puppets as i was not coming up with any new ideas for puppets - i have been building them for about 20 years now..... i have slowly updated my website... i've added my new miss piggy puppet :mad: and my new antron kermit :) , also one of my own designs Norb the Numbat ..please take a look at them on http://www.angelfire.com/jazz/puppets also keep an eye out on ebay I am currently making a few original puppets to sell on ebay.... thansk for your patience and i look forward to talking with you all.
    cheers jarrod
  2. Buck-Beaver

    Buck-Beaver Well-Known Member

    Wow those are really nice. They're spot on except for using the antron fleece, which is understandable.
  3. Keeermit

    Keeermit Well-Known Member

    yes i realise the real miss piggy is made from a molded foam head and then flocked...... but without owning a flocker i think antron works very well. And i say to all the puppet builders out there to experiment if u dont have the right materials - sometimes it works out better! my miss piggy head will last 10 times longer than a flocked version. have fun all those talented builders out there :)
  4. practicecactus

    practicecactus Well-Known Member

    Aw man , they're awsome!
  5. ravagefrackle

    ravagefrackle Well-Known Member

    great work man, very well done, but i like your original work, better, lets see more of that!!!!!!!!!!
  6. Docnzhoss

    Docnzhoss Well-Known Member

    Awesome job! Those are great fun to look at, thanks for sharing!
  7. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    You're too talented. I feel sick.

    HA HA HA...GREAT WORK!!!!!!!!!

    I cannot believe you were able to get that Miss Piggy shaped head from FLEECE!! That is some awesome work!

    Details, man: how long did it take you to do that??
  8. Muppetsdownunder

    Muppetsdownunder Well-Known Member

    You are amazingly talented! You should be working for Henson, or should I say Disney?
  9. MuppetDanny

    MuppetDanny Well-Known Member

    Those puppets rock! :crazy: :excited:
  10. Vic Romano

    Vic Romano Well-Known Member

    Holy crap that's amazing work! It seriously looks like Piggy, Kermit, PePe and Animal are originals. Does Animal have working eyebrows?
  11. Tztz

    Tztz Well-Known Member

    amazing , just perfect work!
    :) :)
  12. Keeermit

    Keeermit Well-Known Member

    hi everyone,
    thanks for all your kind words about my work.... im glad you like my muppet characters and my original designs - and although i've noticed on here that some people think copying henson puppets is not using your brain or not being creative i completely disagree!!! i think the more i copy and work out how they design and construct helps me learn how to craft such fantastic designs - like the little corners of kermits mouth to make him smile, its the easiest thing to do but looks great! and it took me a while to work out how they actually did this but now that i know i can incorporate that into my designs when needed. just like cartoonists learn to draw cartoons by copying their favourites before creating their own.... we are the same...... enjoy the art of puppet making.

  13. Keeermit

    Keeermit Well-Known Member

    hi vic,
    yes animals eyes blink, all my recreations have all the same movements as the real puppets e.g. my Gonzo also has excitable eyes (they open further just like the real gonzo) and berts eyebrow moves up and down just like the original.
  14. scarylarrywolf

    scarylarrywolf Well-Known Member

    Those are the best recreations I've seen.
  15. Vic Romano

    Vic Romano Well-Known Member

    Ah, that's just jealousy. That's like saying: "I'll never eat toast because it's just exploiting bread." Okay, it's nothing like that, but I agree with you on the subject. You obviously have fantasic talent, and if learning techniques by copying them will further your own abilities; then go nuts 'cause you have got it.
  16. christyb

    christyb Well-Known Member

    Wow those are fantastic! I don't see anything wrong with copying Henson's characters if you're keeping them for personal use. Selling them....well that maybe a different story.
  17. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    They aren't Henson's anymore.
  18. Keeermit

    Keeermit Well-Known Member

    hi everyone once again,
    thank you once again for all those kind words that are coming my way, i have swamped by emails the last few days with people praising my work and asking for puppet orders, but I must make it clear that I'm not making any "muppet" character puppets on original designs which when they are built (still working on designs that im happy with) they will be on my website for sale and also i will be putting a few on ebay. :)
  19. christyb

    christyb Well-Known Member

    Henson's, Disney's whatever. They're still Jim's. :)
  20. JaniceFerSure

    JaniceFerSure Well-Known Member

    Those are fantastic puppets Keeermit,they look almost like the real thing.Great job.

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