DJ Caterpillar Sculpture, Stéphanie Kilgast, PetitPlat.fr

I announced the Happy Bugs project about one month ago, when I started to sculpt DJ Caterpillar, I’m very happy to announce that countless of hours, countless of broken feelers, frustration, happiness, lots of fresh water and P&J sandwiches later I have finished DJ Caterpillar.
I used polymer clay for everything but 2 things : the light setup has been made with wooden skewers and the “wire” is a black slightly elastic plastic string.

I shot a few process and behind the scenes pictures :

The overall future goal is to have a filled room of dancing, happy bugs and make a stop motion movie. It is a long time goal, so I’m not really expecting a deadline. I think I’ll need a few years to have everything sculpted, since it’s taking very long and these sculptures are not my main work in my life/job.

I learned a lot sculpting DJ caterpillar and his accessories, and I love the result.
I also filmed the whole process and posted it on youtube.

There’s a 6,4 sec stop motion in the beginning and at the end of the video. That took me 3 hours to make… so I’m guessing I’ll just slowly add bits of the final stop motion movie to get a “long” 3 minutes video. I’ll see how it goes, it also very much depends on my own time and how I can manage this financially.

And here more pictures of the caterpillar DJ 🙂
I hope you love him!
What insects should I sculpt next?
xx
Stéphanie

23 thoughts on “DJ Caterpillar

  • March 6, 2016 at 9:34 pm
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    Stephanie, this is just wow. I am watching with my mouth open. Awesome.

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  • March 7, 2016 at 4:39 am
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    waouhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

    impressionnant quel boulot et grand merci pour la vidéo qui (dé) montre un peu plus tout ton travail
    chapeau bas !

    un autre insecte??? une libellule serait un sacré challenge (mais très difficile: yeux ailes )
    un scarabée ?

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  • March 7, 2016 at 8:07 am
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    Love the result and I am sure that the video – whenever it is going to be ready – will be fun!
    For the next insect project, what about a mantis? They are very interesting looking insects with lots of detailed features to sculpt. – I was asked to make a mantis costume for Halloween. Unfortunately due to the overwhelming orders I did not have time to design it but I am thinking of making one now that it is quiet here.

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    • March 9, 2016 at 1:32 pm
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      Yes! Mantis are on my list, especially those that look like flower, the Orchid Mantis, they look like posh dancers 😀
      I hope you’ll have time to make the costume as well!

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  • March 7, 2016 at 9:07 am
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    Salut!
    C’est super impressionnant. La vidéo est géniale, on voit vraiment bien ta façon de faire. La chenille est incroyable!
    J’adore.
    Un autre insecte? Une mouche!

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  • March 7, 2016 at 12:51 pm
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    great imagination and beautiful insight to your process , many thanks

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  • March 7, 2016 at 4:35 pm
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    WOW! Amazing work! Just let’s dance ;))))

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  • March 7, 2016 at 5:14 pm
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    This is so cool (I know I keep repeating myself). Funny enough, in my IG feed your DJ caterpillar always follows some Moby photos…so now they’re forever linked in my mind 😀

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    • March 9, 2016 at 1:30 pm
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      I can only approve of the correlation DJ Caterpillar and Moby, even though my DJ has more hair hahaha 😀

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  • March 8, 2016 at 8:17 am
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    I enjoyed the video the other day, this is amazing!
    A spider with rollerskates 🙂 -not my idea, it was something in one of the Harry Potter movies 🙂

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    • March 9, 2016 at 1:28 pm
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      oooh yes! I need to write that down, it’s a fun one! And they are beautiful spiders out there too 🙂

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  • March 8, 2016 at 2:47 pm
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    An extraordinary amount of work for a piece of art! I love the catterpillar, especially the colors and the tiny details. And the video is also soooooo cool, I love it! I can see this catterpillar also in comercial I don’t know for what, but I am sure he’ll be famous in no time!

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  • March 9, 2016 at 2:00 pm
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    et ta dernière vidéo avocat brownies

    toujours aussi impressionnante de détails précisions finitions
    chapeau

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  • March 16, 2016 at 4:14 pm
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    fantastiques tes beetles vu ce jour seulement sur you tube bravo +++++++

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