puppet eye details Posted by sentryshooter777@yahoo.co on Jun 17, 2013
I need help on constructing puppet eye bags..like the type of bags to show exhaustion or the puppet being tired in a sense. I tried rolling up some foam and sewing a little sack of fleece and gluing the foam stuffed sack under the eyes but it doesn't work for me..any suggestions?
Re: puppet eye details Posted by Snail on Jun 17, 2013
It seems to me that the darkness under the eye stands out more to make an eye tired.  Also for older eyes there are deep lines that create folds so maybe hand stitching in curves might create the ridges if you pull stitches tight. A brown or black thicker strip along the bottom of the eye edge might give a tired effect tapering at the corners.  A few squiggly red lines on the white of the eye ball would help too. It might be wise to test ideas on some scraps first.
Re: puppet eye details Posted by Animal31 on Jun 18, 2013
I would try it without any foam in it, I think the two sides of the fabric should give it enough of a puff to get the point across...
Re: puppet eye details Posted by Out of the Box Puppets on Jun 18, 2013
The bags under these eyes are just pieces of fleece folded over and glued.  Message ImageMessage Image

Julie
Re: puppet eye details Posted by sentryshooter777@yahoo.co on Jun 19, 2013
Thanks julie thats the type of look im looking for
Re: puppet eye details Posted by Out of the Box Puppets on Jun 19, 2013
You are welcome.
Re: puppet eye details Posted by sentryshooter777@yahoo.co on Jun 23, 2013
is there any way you guys know how to make puppets blink as well i dont want anything fancy like mechanics i just heard you can do it with some wire hanger but i cant figure it out and i cant afford to keep wasting ruined foam any suggestions?
Re: puppet eye details Posted by Na on Jun 23, 2013
Posted by: sentryshooter777@yahoo.co on Jun 23, 2013
is there any way you guys know how to make puppets blink as well i dont want anything fancy like mechanics i just heard you can do it with some wire hanger but i cant figure it out and i cant afford to keep wasting ruined foam any suggestions?

There are plenty of tutorials on how to do it, but here's one (scroll to bottom of page)
http://puppeteersunite.com/?page_id=588

I'm guessing there are more posted if you just try using the search box.

However, if you've never done it before then you should be prepared for it not working very well the first or second - or even third - time. Even simple mechanics can be difficult to get right the first time.
Re: puppet eye details Posted by Out of the Box Puppets on Jun 23, 2013
Search on how to make blinking eyes on puppets.  The link I posted previously seems to only work on Iphone or Ipad.  Sorry.

The orange guy above (Giant Despair) has blinking eyes.  I used Www.drpuppet.com blinking eye tutorial.

Julie
Re: puppet eye details Posted by Na on Jun 24, 2013
Julie, that link doesn't work.
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