Here's the Dragon I built (in collaboration with my friend Derek Lux) for 3D Theatrical's 'Shrek The Musical'. She is approximately 35' long, with an articulated mouth and blinking eyes that go from yellow to green.
She takes 4 puppeteers to operate and has retractable wings that flap up and down.
We built the whole puppet package for 3D's production (a total of 20 puppets) for which we were awarded a 2014 Los Angeles Ovation Honor for Puppet Design.
I built a series of puppets for YouTube personality 'Tobuscus' based on an animated series of his. Here is 'The Black Wizard' with LED eyes that can be switched on and off from within the puppet.
Here is another of the 'Tobuscus' puppets, 'The White Wizard'.
Another 'Tobuscus' puppet. This is a 'Scottish Zombie Hunter'.... I believe.
Here is a full sized walk-around creature I built (in collaboration with my friend Patricio Wolovitch) for Super Villain Inc., based on the C'Thune character from the Hearthstone Game. He's got a patterned L200, aluminum reinforced frame, covered in textured, then painted poly foam. The tentacles and eye stalks were made by carving out the desired design, making casts and pouring expanding foam into the casts. They are removable and create sympathetic movement when the performer moves about in the costume. The giant eye on top is made out of a thin layer of fiberglass, sanded and painted. The performer also wears textured, painted leggings to match.
A series of weapons for the 'Tobuscus' puppets. Carved out of L200 foam. Very lightweight so the puppets could hold onto them with their wire armatured hands.
These fruit and vegetable hand puppets, built for Mr. Clown Productions, were made from carving, sanding and painting poly foam.
More puppets for Mr. Clown Productions. These carved out of both poly foam and L200, are operated by little trigger mechs that I designed and built.
An Arya Stark hand puppet built for 'Musical Thrones: A Parody of Ice and Fire' National Tour.
This is Trashton Kutcher for Go90's 'Bromance' series. Based on an existing design, he's a modified trashcan puppet built on 9" legs with a hole in the bottom of the can to throw trash up from under and out through the lid mouth. I also performed him for the show.
These puppets were built from another artist's existing design (above). They are hand puppets made for YouTube Kid's original program 'The Fuzees.'
A series of 3 simple, yet glorified "sock puppets" made for a client as a permanent art installation at Los Angeles' Petite Ermitage Hotel.
Vincent, a hand and rod puppet built for 'Puppet Town' at the Nerdist Showroom in Hollywood. I also performed.
A collection of simple carved and painted seahorses made for my friend and Henson puppeteer Victor Yerrid for his Symphony show 'Tree and Leopold'.
This corn puppet was built for 'Puppet Town' as well. His mouth is trigger operated.
This is 'Stan & Doris'. They are 2 of a series of puppets that I've made for myself. These kind of puppets make great portrait puppets that can look like just about anyone.
Then there's this guy. Another one of my own.
...or then there's this Snowman
Another one of my own personal puppets. This one was made without a lower jaw. The thumb goes into the tongue and moves it around. I used dyed silicone caulk to make the open wound look around the mouth.
or Willy Wonka!!