Monday, May 24, 2010

Now I needed a web site to give these little guys away for free.
I already had the name FippyFaces. Thanks Bill.

Here are some sketch ideas for the site. I still need to put in the flying saucers.

So now the site is up and ready to go. I have two free papercrafts and plans to make more.
Please take a moment to look...

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Finished Design for Gary and Gilbert

I finally finished the gorilla designs to my liking. Now with moving arms.
Here are the boys Gary and Gilbert.

More to come...
I liked the idea of having a toy where you could change the faces. You could put one one your desk and turn the face to represent your mood. If the ape has a happy face, come on by. If he's frowning, look out.
Working on the new paper craft idea, I kept thinking about a gorilla. How to make the belly and how to make long ape arms. I wanted to give them a pink butt and have a face with a small mouth going "Ook". As I was working on the gorilla concept and looking around the web, I noticed that there are a lot of paper crafts of monkeys and apes. Funny. I guess we just love the little guys. So I feel right at home making another ape paper craft.
Here are some early designs.

While working on Gary - that's the name of the first brown gorilla. My friend Bill came over and wanted to "see my new flippy faces." And the name was born. My friend Bill is a very creative guy. I wouldn't know half as much about the computer without him. So I had a concept and a name, and I was off.
I started with a brown gorilla - Gary. But I realized gorillas are more black than brown so I made a new colorway with a blue/gray gorilla - Gilbert.
Here are the first colored gorillas.

More to come...

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Opening of the Flippy Faces Blog

Welcome dear friends,
I'm Titus Woods. I'm an artist and I work in a lot of different mediums.

This blog is dedicated to my efforts in papercraft. I've always enjoyed origami and working with paper. I showed some of the things I was fooling around with to my friend Bill. He showed me a web site with origami and papercraft, After looking at the papercraft I was hooked. I did a few models and started working on some of my own designs. About a year or two later I found a book on Amazon, Urban Paper by Matt Hawkins, for under a dollar. The shipping cost more than the book. The book is great! Very inspiring. While sketching in my book I came up with an idea. Make a paper figure with changeable faces by making it two pieces. The body underneath would have the different faces on it and the top piece has a hole on one side so you can see one of the faces. The pic is of the first flippy face.

more to come...