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Thursday, May 10, 2007
Tree Top Characters
Today I set up the scene for my bluish “lemur” characters, as you can see I shortened their arms quite a bit. I was having a really hard time attaching them to the tree trunks because the bark is very fragile, and sheds when touched, not a great surface to stick clay against. So I had to create theses elaborate clay rigs to hold them up, as you can see, the berry eating dragon from Happiness, along with the Spidercat, contributed a great deal of their bodies to help make this happen. My hope is that the two characters will really be able to keep form throughout the shooting tomorrow. We’ll see.