Digby was always a name I heard in my childhood. My mother would call me Digby whenever I did something stupid, like when I bounced a ball through the house and broke several artifacts in its path. Basically, it’s safe to say I may have heard it quite a bit.
So, when it came time to name the character that I feel provides some comic relief, Digby came to mind a little too quickly.
The character Digby will play in my short film Lessons Learned as the faithful servant to the Grandfather. Though, his cleaning skills and tea making leave a lot to be desired, he does try, even when you ask him not to.
Here is the evolution of Digby:
My process started with sketches...
I then sculpted the maquette
Then I was ready to sculpt the puppet.
Finally, here is the final Digby puppet ready for filming.