A cardboard sketch of a horse puppet for Master Peter, in progress. This is not the first working puppet I've made, but it's the first that's had to work properly for other people to operate, and fit the design of the rest of the show, which is hard.
The final will be about 30 inches tall, out of layered corrugated plastic with a shallow bas relief of celluclay. The head, neck and front legs pivot together at the shoulder, moved by a rod, as the rest of the body is held from a stick underneath. At least I think, but it keeps changing. The Charlemagne puppet will be riding this horse to rescue Melisande.