@jacquiedoyle said: i think for the blink, the downward movement is REALLY nice, but I think you are missing the part when the cheeks and lower lids pull up and scrunch together slightly (as well as the outer corners of the eyes) otherwise good stuff
I agree it would look better. I had tried an upward motion on the lower lid, but after struggling to just get the upper lids in (the largest piece of clay in this shot is about the circumference of an eraser head) I gave right up.
It’s also going to be more delicate work once I’m actually doing this to the puppet standing. if you look closely, you can see I accidentally nudged the head whilst I was securing the eyelid to the face and tweaking the brow. Adding a second lid to that will only increase the risk. If that happens during a relatively low-action moment in the shot, I could potentially ruin the shoot and have to start from scratch.
I will however try and refine those blinks with a lower lid for the second half, since we have a close-up of the head for the delivery of the last line. It’s a relatively short shot and I won’t be juggling any of the body motions.
As for the cheeks: not much I can do there, it’s part of the cast head in solid resin.