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Nemo Hand Puppet by Siobhan68 Nemo Hand Puppet by Siobhan68
Edit 31.07.2013: A DD??? I am so blown away! Thank you sooooooooooo much!

My finished Nemo 2.0
I am so proud, for I made this robot from scratch and I have neither a workshop nor the perfect tools or even material. I had to live with what I got my hands on.
Much thinking went into this hard-shelled puppet and I can only hope that the cute guy will meet the expectations set into him.


THE MISSION:

Create a PLAYABLE handpuppet of the mascot robot NEMO 2.0 from scratch.
Here is the reference

Requirements:
# The jaw had to be moveable (playable from within).
# The puppet had to be playable from the bottom.
# Torso and head together about 60cm tall.
# Poseable arms.
# Fingers poseable and able to hold things.
# Eyes and battery charge field in magenta (To track them after filming, which means digitally animating them).
# Turnable wind-up key.

Done: 7 out of 7

Options I added:
# Proper eyes and battery charge field, attached with strong magnets.
# A zipper at the back of the neck to be able to play the puppet from behind too.
# Detachable legs to use Nemo as a complete decorative Robot too ;)
# Detachable head.


That is the reason I was so quiet the last three weeks. Nemo was MUCH work.
Wish him luck, for it is planned that he will act in short web clips where he works with children on small funny experiments...

Here you can find a *Making Of*
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Nemo Hand Puppet by =Siobhan68 ( Suggested by Mavrosh and Featured by cakecrumbs )
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theubbergeek2 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
That's cute x3 it reminds me of the CG animated movie Robots :)
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Siobhan68 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Professional General Artist
:)
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theubbergeek2 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
((Saw it this weekend, so it kinda clicked in ma head))
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PHarold Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You had a lot of requirements to work with. And for that to all be met without getting anything new, you are beyond resourceful.
He is absolutely darling. He looks "worn", friendly and fun. All the details are marvelous. I can imagine that he will be a hit. (if he wasn't' already)!

Congrats on the DD  for it was worth it. You worked so hard on this.
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Siobhan68 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you very, very much!
He had his first filming session but so far I don't know how it turned out. I am eager so see it though!
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PHarold Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
How will you know how it went?
You're so welcome, I hope this leads to many more projects!
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Siobhan68 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
The first pieces of film are now being reviewed, cut and worked on. I think eventually I will receive a copy.
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Tenebrian Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congratulations on the DD! I think you did a wonderful job on Nemo.
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Siobhan68 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much my dear!
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DameOdessa Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the well-deserved DD, dear:clap:
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