|Gotta start somewhere!|
Before I make the "real" puppet, I work on the proportion of the puppet and basic movement. Of course, the movement of this puppet isn't exactly basic. In the works are blinking eyes, rotating head, and wings. Wings that fly!
OK, blinking I can do. Rotating head is easy. Wings? Not just flappy wings, but realistic flying wings.
I've spent a lot of time on You-Tube today. There are great visual references, which is what I need! These are the "wing-tips" I am saving for future reference:
Computer animated flying bird
How Bird Wings Work
Articulated Wings in Motion
Four Bar Mechanism