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Hester The Hare again by Nectarine Hester The Hare again by Nectarine
Hester is one of the Demons from His Dark Materials. Currently touring the uk, as part of Birmingham REP and North Yorkshire Playhouse in collaboration with Blind Summit (who I had the pleasure of working with and gave me the opportunity to make Hester's Head and paws and painting her)

She's made out of Plasterzote....and thats about it, a little bit of wood and metal for the handles but practically all plasterzote (which is another name for that 'funky foam' you get for kids to play with, or that camping ground mats are made from.)
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zuddytagg Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
oh wow, what a good idea, lightweight, flexible and mouldable all in one! :D I love his eyes, well done :D
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FrenziedGoddess Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
Love this!
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tiivik Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
are the ears also foam? how do they hold up so well, isn't the foam too soft for such?

yet again, an awesome puppet :)
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ThundersSilence Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
wonderful! i never knew something as detailed like his ears and face could be made from something like a camping ground mat! great paint job as well
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balthasarcraft Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
This one was featured too! That Plasterzote material looks very interesting.
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Nectarine Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
It was featured? Plasterzote's great but It does depress me that it's not recyclable.
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balthasarcraft Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
well, no one needs to recycle this :lmao:
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branwolf Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009
beautiful work, its nice to see someone else who loves puppetry
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algonquinpaddler Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009
so cool!!!!!!
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Fatkraken Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009
holy cow these are amazing. I had mo idea all-plastazote puppets could look so GOOD! and it reminds me how far I still have to go, it;s great to have people like yourself who can inspire and drive the rest of us
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Boggleboy Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Was the head made from that Plasterzote as well? Wonderful little creation!
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Nectarine Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
Thanks Boggle, yes his head is entirely made from a plasterzote pattern, we recently had to make 6 white rabbits for a production and we used my pattern again. Will be putting up the photos soon.
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Boggleboy Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! Well, I can't wait to see the pics of the others! I'm a big fan of your work.
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bear48 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009  Professional
very nice work
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bear48 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009  Professional
very nice work
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felixxkatt Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow!
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Ekpyrophile Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009
Mightily cute, I must say. I haven't the slightest clue about anything of any this, but it looks quite lovely.
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X-Unit Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009  Professional Filmographer
So very cool... I can't stop looking at her... though I can't figure out the lower body... is it just a flat piece of Plasterzote, that flexes to show body movement?
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Nectarine Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009
Due to budget restraints a certain amount of creative solutions were required, such as the flat body. The larger demons like the Snow Leopard and Puppy, due to having to be operated by only one puppeteer each, didn't have legs. But when you see them move, the brain fills in the gaps, the same way as when you get engrossed in puppetry, you stop seeing the puppeteers.
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Nectarine Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009
Here's some footage from the show [link]
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