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Tweebo Shot 1 by Galindorf Tweebo Shot 1 by Galindorf
Say Hello to Tweebo!!

Tweebo is an original sculpted art puppet with a rod control that allows him to move his head up and down, side to side. I had so much fun sculpting this little guy As soon as he told me his name, I totally fell in love with him and was so sad to see him go.

Materials: Polymer Clay, rabbit fur, marbles, rod puppet control.

Another shot of Tweebo: [link]

Here's Tweebo with me and his new dad, taken at DragonCon 2008. [link]
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WolfieSmith13 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Student Artist
So adorable I just want to hug him
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GoblynQueen Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Did you use the marbles for the eyes?
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Galindorf Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes! They are some ones I found someplace... I just have a couple of them. They are actually red with a metallic sort of sheen. Some of the pictures I took of him the red of the eyes glinted out like a real animal's! That was unexpected. They're smaller than regular marbles, I think they're the kind that you put into vases to hold up your flowers.
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LovelyTwistofNature Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Would you submit this to my brand new Jim Henson Appreciation group? Here's the link! :iconjim-henson-inspired:
Thanks!
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Galindorf Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Done! Sorry it took so long, somehow this message got lost on me! And thank you!
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LovelyTwistofNature Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
That's ok! Thank you!
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Aizopen Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Adorable and detailed. You are an amazing sculptor. Do you sell them? Where can I get in line for an order XD
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Galindorf Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I DO sell my pieces! I have plans for more pieces like Tweebo in the future. I have an Etsy shoppe ( [link] ) and also a Facebook page that I update much more often than this one ( [link] ) If you are interested in a commission, feel free to contact me directly via my email address of galindorf (at) gmail (dot) com !
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LovelyTwistofNature Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
This is fantastic! My pieces "tell" me their names as well. Sulpting creatures like this is such an amazing experience.

He's fabulous!
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Galindorf Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, thank you! I have so much more I want to make with him... after about 800 other projects. lol You know how it goes!
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LovelyTwistofNature Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
Yes I absolutely do! So many ideas, so little time.
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UzumakiWolf Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011
I'm making a similar puppet and I was wondering, how did you do the head mechanics?
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Galindorf Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It's done with airplane cable and sinew... you can also use bicycle brake wire. The mechanism is simple, a single wire that you turn to turn the head, and you push it up or pull it down to move the head up or down. With combinations of those two motions you get some great animation. There are some fantastic diagrams online!
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Wood-Splitter-Lee Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Aww this is so cute! I sculpt too so this makes it extra special, are you going to make more of these?
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Galindorf Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
The plan is to make more, yes... This particular one is OOAK and the very first. I have dozens of sketches and am waiting for the right time to come back to my dear Tweebo~ ^_^
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sikhe Featured By Owner May 16, 2009
He is SO adorable. Like someone else said, I saw this sort of thing (and bought an adorable little guy named Tyr) at a Renn Faire (Pennsylvania's) - I guess that was Woodbabies, too?
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Galindorf Featured By Owner May 16, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, likely. Tweebo uses a similar mechanism. :) I want to make more! MORE!
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sikhe Featured By Owner May 17, 2009
You should! He's adorable!
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MegLyman Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
AWWW, Tweebo! I miss him! ;)
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Galindorf Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
and I miss YOU!! :heart:
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MegLyman Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Miss you too. MISS MY G
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kaikaku Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy moly that is cute! O_O
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Galindorf Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I KNOW! I want to make another one... :excited:
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kaikaku Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I've love to know how to make that sort of puppet... I wouldn't make one like yours but I can imagine so many neat possibilities.

Awww, I just have to say it again... SO cute. He's in such a sweet and dignified pose in this picture, too. :heart:
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Galindorf Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, he is a curious, but quiet, creature. ;)

If you want to get into puppet making there is a TON of great resources online! His head is controlled with a cable that is strung up through his body and the head is attached with a cord so that when the cable is moved, his head doesn't go too far. The other end of the cable comes out the bottom and is also covered in fur for a long white tail. I was heavily inspired as a child by the "making of" special about the Dark Crystal... whoahhhhh
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Divulged Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2008
It reminds me of a cotton-topped tamarin!

[link]
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Galindorf Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh man! What a cutie! I've heard of cotton-tops but I hadn't seen a picture. haha... :D how funny!
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Divulged Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2008
Oh, OK! Yes, they are cute!
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Darkenlite Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2008
I swear I've seen puppets or creatures like this sold at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival. Have you been there selling them?
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Galindorf Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
No actually, those were probably made by Woodbabies. This uses the same control system as a Woodbaby and was installed by a lady who was very specific to ask his permission! Her main interest was for me to be able to make special custom-tailored puppets when she had a need for them.
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