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Farumir Jul 3, 2013  Student General Artist
@01:38lol thanks, I didn't name him 'Chipper' for nothing. XD

I plan to play a prank on my mom with the next doll I'm making if it turns out well (ooak dolls aren't something I normally make, in fact Chipper was my first one). :giggle:
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Farumir Dec 24, 2012  Student General Artist
@02:01I keep forgetting Build a bear is an american company, being so used to seeing tv adverts during the holidays.

I hope nobody wants a doll like Chipper after seeing this though; because I won't be making any reproductions of Chipper nor any other dolls like him due to how long it actually took to make him and how hard it was to make the wire-frame inside him (the wires in his right arm and right foot have already broken with too much rough handling during the posing for the video, so now they don't bend all the way like his other limbs do), unless a commissioner is willing to pay a pretty big price and be willing to wait for quite a long time.
However I plan to make different toys in the future hopefully with some help from my cousin Andrew Teal.
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Finally, I reveal my secret project! This is what these little concept sketches [link] were for. :w00t:

No real storyline, just a brief collage of Chipper's life-style and his ambitions. XD

This fuzzy stuffed animal I designed took me two frigging years to finish making; he's made out of latex with foam, fluff and wire inside him, fur is glued and sewn onto him, and his horns and claws are made of sculpyIII.
For the animation itself; only took two days to take all the photos and do some filming, the actual editing and getting all the video and music/sound together took just this week. All finished before the 'supposed' end of the world (which it wasn't). :phew: Unfortunately Chipper actually has pretty limited wire movement especially in his legs (he can't sit down hardly) which is an issue I'll have to address in future toy projects which I already have planned for 2013 along side my werewolf project.

Yeah I know the camera quality isn't great (I need a bigger and better camera really) and I accidentally left hair-brushes on the sofa in some shots which I didn't have the time nor patience to edit out, but it's not bad for a little pet project. it's only a little add-on to my university portfolio next year. ^^;
I don't think this is bad for my second attempt at stop-motion, but please keep any negative comments about the quality to yourself; any offensive comments will be hidden and the commenter will be blocked.

If anybody has trouble seeing in on DA, it's also on my youtube account too: [link] ^_^

Chipper and video (c) :iconfarumir: me
Royalty-free music (c) Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)
See the ending credits of the video for more details.
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Jerseydays Jul 3, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
@01:38Waaah!! He's sooo cute!! Lovely movie!! :heart:
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Farumir Jul 3, 2013  Student General Artist
@01:38lol thanks, I didn't name him 'Chipper' for nothing. XD

I plan to play a prank on my mom with the next doll I'm making if it turns out well (ooak dolls aren't something I normally make, in fact Chipper was my first one). :giggle:
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FenrisMau Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
@01:38x;D That was hilarious!
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Farumir Feb 27, 2013  Student General Artist
@01:38Thanks. :)
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Salega Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Veeeery nicely done. The amount of effort and time put into this shows. It was entertaining and amusing. +5 for you~
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Farumir Dec 24, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks, the actual animation actually only took a week or two, it was the making of Chipper himself that took such a long time. :phew:
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Salega Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So I read. :3 Still, a job well done.
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Farumir Dec 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Well sort of well done; the camera quality was not as great as it was with my first stop-motion of Der Erlkonig (no clue why) but at least it's got 50 views on youtube so far, and unfortunately two wires inside Chipper have now broken so his right arm in the shoulder-joint and his right foot/toes don't bend all the way anymore. One of the reasons why I won't be making a copy Chipper or any more toys like him as I once planned to do a long time ago. ^^;
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Salega Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
... Just take the compliment, damn. XD
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Farumir Dec 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Ok, ok! XD
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