After a year of planning, over a month of working, and much hype, here he is! I think I may have invented the perfect doll. Not that this guy in particular is perfect, because he isn't (the first execution of a new concept never is-I could point out all the flaws but I don't want you to know them all
), but this way of making dolls solves so many problems other dolls have. He poses naturally in any way a person can, without any visible joints or seams. He can change expressions without needing replacement faces. So long as you like his crochet finish, which I think is great. Holy shit guys, I am so pleased with how he came out!
I was looking for some dance poses to show off how flexible and amazing he is, when I stumbled upon this Tumblr: [link]
full of famous dances broken down into key poses in graphically fantastic poster form! I looked at them all, but decided that Singin' In The Rain suited his style the best. I took the first nine key poses straight from the rendering with a crochet hook as the umbrella- not just any hook, but the hook I made him with. You can't tell here, but the tip is all scratched and worn from me crocheting so hard against his steel frame. I may re-do this again someday with clothes and an umbrella, but for now this was exactly what I needed! I think my photoshopping came out pretty well too.
He is all yarn crocheted with a 3mm hook over a stop motion armature made from an Animation Supplies standard armature kit ([link]
). His beautiful green eyeballs are blown glass by Yovanka Black ([link]
). Everything else is entirely my design and my work. For a ton of pictures of him in progress check out his album on Facebook ([link]
Now I am going to make him clothes, and some prop furniture and maybe some other demon friends with simpler designs. When I am satisfied with all that, I will be taking all the photos, putting together a portfolio, and sending it all to Laika Studios in Portland in the hopes that they will give me a job! If they don't, then I will be open to offers from any interested animation studio. If you are an interested studio feel free to contact me! Know that Laika is my first choice though, as they will be local to my new house (that I will be moving to in two weeks).
If you think this needs a mature content filter then tell me, but he is lacking certain anatomical features (much to his distress, I can assure you) that would make him inappropriate so I am not putting the filter on. Expect a comic either tonight or tomorrow!
Now with clothes!