This is a fantasy character I made for my degree show. I must have taken some inspiration from some children book, I cannot remember the name of. I wanted to create a small animatronics.
I started with modelling the character in clay. From the clay, I made a two part plaster mould. The final figure is in thin silicone, primed and paint finished in acrylic. Not expert in small electronic, I purchased an already animated Santa. I dismantled it to extract its mechanism. I designed the size of figure so that it would fit.
Looking at him now, I realise he is not the best looking fella, but I like him, my Quasimodo! Clay modelling, mould and cast making are one of my favourite activities.