Inside The Studio

A blog about what goes on behind the giant googly eyes...

Gen. II Sketches

Final sketches for GEN. II Moon Puppies (2015), aka Squidsicles. I start out with a gray scale sketch to show focus on shapes, seams, and textures without the distraction of color. In order to get to the foundation of each character and extract their personas, in addition to planning out the logistics of each pattern, I find eliminating color helps boil the designs down. Once it came time to present the new generation of costumes, I decided to show just a glimpse of the color way. By layering a piece of sheer vellum with marker and color pencil a top the original drawing, I created a "peek-a-boo" effect for the viewer. The final image is a Photoshopped rendering to communicate the liveliness of our LED system within the costumes. 

Now you know!

Been a minute...

Well, it's been a bit since I posted here. MY BAD! I've since moved the Moon Puppies operation into a new studio space located in South Austin and shared with Art Seen Alliance and ECHOWEAR. I'm working on new characters and redesigning the internal structure to be more compact, lighter weight, comfortable and outfitted with secret pockets to hold all your goodies.

 

What characters would YOU like to see?

Gen. 1 Costumes

 Flower Power Tribe  Wakarusa 2014! Our first generation of costume..man, did we construct some goofy shit or WHAT. These guys a pretty silly, but what lies beneath are structures that are top heavy - so we constantly looked drunk - and wires poking our legs. A lot has changed since then!

Flower Power Tribe

Wakarusa 2014! Our first generation of costume..man, did we construct some goofy shit or WHAT. These guys a pretty silly, but what lies beneath are structures that are top heavy - so we constantly looked drunk - and wires poking our legs. A lot has changed since then!

Greetings Earthlings!!

Welcome!! 

Liza here! Aka Mother Moon Puppy, the founder and designer of The MOON PUPPIES. I've decided to start a blog chronicling our adventures within No Drip Studios, so that you can see what goes on behind the giant googly eyes. 

One of my favorite parts of being a public and performing artist, and one of the most important, is taking the audience on a journey. Inviting them to explore and experience the process, creation, development, and production of the art work along with the artist herself. 

In this blog, I'll post sketches, videos, inspirations, updates...really anything that is part of the MOON PUPPY universe. I invite you to leave comments, ask questions, and share stories! 

Journey with us.

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