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Saracen the Goose stage puppet by Bluelioness Saracen the Goose stage puppet by Bluelioness
During my final project at uni this year, we had to make a prop for TV, Stage or film. The subject was a character or object from a set of three books, and a chosen production style to work with. I chose the character Saracen from a book called Twilight Robbery, and my production style was Steampunk. I also went with the stage production, so that I could create a puppet of Saracen, for the character Mosca to hold.

He has a fully functioning beak mechanism so that he can open and close his mouth, and snap at people he doesn't like! The neck is flexible and allows a lot of movement. The body is very light, and easy to handle and hold.

Update: MY GOODNESS A DD? THANK YOU SO MUCH! THIS IS CRAZY BUT IT MEANS SO MUCH TO ME! THANK YOOOOU!

Here is the making of: bluelioness.deviantart.com/art…

Me with Saracen: bluelioness.deviantart.com/art…
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Given 2013-07-26
Saracen the Goose stage puppet by ~Bluelioness The suggester wrote: "Despite being steam-punk in nature, the design of the goose still maintains a certain level of realism, which is what caught my attention in the first place." ( Suggested by TheOriginalTomato and Featured by maytel )
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Trinibini Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Absolutely amazing! And congrats on the DD as well :)
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Bluelioness Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much! c: x 
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Lunarrs Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
question, is the beak movable? because the handle in her head makes it look like it is.
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Bluelioness Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Yes, you can open and close the beak with the mechanism in the hand, and the stick that goes under his chin moves the head :3 
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CrimeanDoodler Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
The world NEEDS MOAR Frances Hardinge fanart. Also, really beautifully done. 
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Bluelioness Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Thank you! c: 
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deuxofspades Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
What a fantastical fowl! Congrats on the DD!
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Bluelioness Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Thank you and Thank you! c: 
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snowwhiteqeen Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful work!
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Bluelioness Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! :3 
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Keldain Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
Very cool!  :D
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:iconbluelioness:
Bluelioness Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Thank you! c: 
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:iconkeldain:
Keldain Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
You're welcome!  :)
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jonothesequal Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
I want a Robot Bird Companion 
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Bluelioness Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
They are quite fun to have around! c: 
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jonothesequal Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
I bet
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NobleElf Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
kudos! well-deserved and I look forward to future creations on stage and in film!
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Bluelioness Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! :3 
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RegineSkrydon Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Any chance I could get some tips on how you made the nice flexible neck?

Thanks in advance! looks awesome!
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Bluelioness Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Here is the making of: bluelioness.deviantart.com/art…
Image 5 shows the neck closer up. 

It is made by cutting thick circles of plastazote and sanding them down into decreasing sized circles, and then in each circle I cut two holes and pushed through some cotton rope. Between each circles, on the rope I stuck beads to keep the foam parts sliding together. Then I painted everything to hide all the inexpensive materials! haha
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zagortenay333 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Amazing puppet!And a well deserved DD! :)
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Bluelioness Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much! c:
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Jenna7777777 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
cool!
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Bluelioness Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Thank you! c: 
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nilsxys Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome!
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Bluelioness Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Thanks! 
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nilsxys Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
No Problem!
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SimplySilent Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
:heart: Congrats on the DD! :clap:
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Bluelioness Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Thank you! It was a fantastic surprise! 
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KyzerKech Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013   General Artist
xD a bike handle, very nice 8D
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Bluelioness Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Haha it was the best thing for it really! c: 
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KyzerKech Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013   General Artist
I agree, it really works out from the looks of it xD
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
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Bluelioness Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Bahh Thank you so much! It was an awesome surprise C: 
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AngeliqueBestow1118 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
<3 this!!! Its seriously awesome!
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Bluelioness Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
:3 thank yooou!
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Mag889 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's creepy and beautiful, and the whole photo is PERFECT!
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Bluelioness Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
:3 thanks so much! 
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timelordponygirl Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's really cool!
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Bluelioness Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Thank you! 
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timelordponygirl Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome and :iconcongratsddplz:!
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Karinta Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh wow! I love the way it's built and painted. :hug:
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Bluelioness Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Thanks c: I will be posting a 'Making of' soon, you can see how it was all made! 
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Karinta Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Student General Artist
You're welcome. :hug:
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WazzinGator Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That bird is fantastic, but man your outfit is lovely ;c;
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Bluelioness Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
That is my classmate, posing with him for me! c: But thank you!
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Rayckro Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
Congratulation on the Daily Deviation! :D
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Bluelioness Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Eee thank you so much! 
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JeffreyRebowlski Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
DUDE-I dig your metal bird, man 
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Bluelioness Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Duuude! Cheers bro c: 
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