Ever since Seamus , (gee that was a long time ago) I have had the idea of a monkey on the backburner. I Love monkeys ! About a year ago I spent a few days playing with heads but it ended in disaster.Yesterday I pulled them out and tried a few new variations
I tried the inserted muzzle kind of thing, and I tried an awesome darted variety (that would drive any sane person completely bonkers)and eventually I settled on a muzzle type four piece head with felt to highlight the facey parts.
A four piece head means either a four or two piece body , the first two piece body meant he had dangly legs which were cute and floppy but they wouldn’t work with the undies I wanted to try, so onto a four piece body with button jointed legs…. I got this far, little pinned-on ears and chunky baby kind of limbs….yeah, not loving him yet so today I decided to add some character to see if I could see where I was heading.
Aha, I added a bit more “face” and the felt undies. A cape and mask (of course). gee those undies are badly aligned aren’t they?
The arm is too straight and unfriendly looking
The leg is…. on drugs ?
The cape might be a bit short and the front overlappy bits are far too wide.
Do I need larger leg holes in the undies, the obviously need some embroidery etc. to make them look like undies
The tummy might be a little extreme.
The mask was just for effect so I’ll need to do a few more variations.
Lower the ears?
Sounds like complete plastic surgery.
Lucky he is a patient kind of patient.
(Throw your hat into the ring guys, I am not precious… what kind of surgery is required?)