I've posted up quite a lot for my monster now, so I think its time I move on to my small little guys :P
Each little critter has a foot joint at the bottom so I can tie them down while animating if necessary.
As their mouths are quite big and they are required to move up and down, I twisted some wire and cut some round K & S tubing to make replaceable wire frames for the mouths. I also shaped some Milliput as a core for the body.
I then began to pad out the body by sticking snippets of foam to the core not covering the holes for the mouth to go in of course!!
I then cut into the foam and shaped it accordingly.
I then worked over the foam with a felting needle and wool to make this! :3 Ain't he cute? :3
I then began to shape him a lot better and gave him eyes and some pink for the inside of his mouth.
I also added a little tooth :3
I do plan to make three more of these type of critters. They will look slightly different, but I plan to repeat the same process again to get them all as close to this as possible!