Mechanised puppet head

This puppet head is a personal project meant to teach me the basic techniques of creating a mechanised puppet head. My mentor Nigel Leach, a senior model maker from Aardman Animations, helped, guided, and advised me throughout this project. The puppet design is from the Langwitch film, designed by Irina and Olga Ert. This fabrication process included sculpting, mould making, silicone and resin casting, silicone seaming, silver soldering, 3D printing and painting. This project helped me to understand the essential principles when creating a puppet head with animatable facial expressions. The gif animation on the right shows some of the expressions this puppet head is able to perform.