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Because of the gangly nature of my characters I decided to try making one as a string puppet. I made it out of a wire centre with paper and masking tape. Over a few weeks I made the strongman, female acrobat, circus master, horse rider, male acrobat and the Pierrot. I painted them white and used black cotton to stitch the eyes. With the clothing I used different types of paper and stitched them to the bodies. I kept to my original theme of browns and creams which worked well in giving the characters a quirky, darker feel.






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