BBC feeling btter cbeebies puppets by chris barlow

Feeling Better Puppets – BBC / Cbeebies

BBC /Cbeebies: feeling better. I was the puppet designer and maker for a major new Cbeebies TV series Feeling Better. The show, presented by Dr Radha, features two puppet creatures, Ben and Breagh. They explore the complex world of emotions. Series 1 started airing March 19th 2017, and is featured on BBC 1, the Cbeebies channel, youtube and cbeebies radio. …

character sculpts

Character Head Sculpts

The three head sculpts for the beach house crew characters for the Maho Group resorts new family project. I am a professional puppet maker and creature creator. Also I design, illustrate, sculpt and fabricate. I have a performance background as both an actor and puppeteer. So when I develop characters and build puppets I always approach the project from the …

Alien Puppet – Designer and Builder

This a very enjoyable private commission for an american client, who wanted a bespoke alien puppet to entertain his son, who has leukemia, and for them to make online content together. I am a professional puppet maker and creature creator. I design, illustrate, sculpt and fabricate. I also have a performance background as both an actor and puppeteer, so when …

Emporer Penguin – Fabricator, Designer, Sculpter, Art finisher

I designed and built this full size emporer penguin for a short horror film being developed by Art Omnivores. It is a fairly simple hand puppet, with a tongue that moves. I sculpted and cast the head out of latex and foam. The body is reticulated foam fabrications, with fur and art finishing. I am a professional puppet maker and …

Feeling Better, Ben and Breagh – Puppet / Character Designer and Builder

I was the puppet designer and  maker for a major new Cbeebies TV series Feeling Better. The show, presented by Dr Radha, features two puppet creatures, Ben and Breagh. They explore the complex world of emotions. Series 1 started airing March 19th 2017, and is featured on BBC 1, the Cbeebies channel, youtube and cbeebies radio. Please visit the BBC …

brown monster concept

Monster Concept BBC

an early concept prototype for the bcc[/caption This was one of the early concept monster puppets I made for the BBC. This was for the development phase of the Feeling Better puppets, to be on Cbeebies. This Monster was just to test if a creature style was appropriate. I made a few of these before going back to a more …

Prototype Creature for BBC

This was one of the early concept prototypes creature puppets i made in the development phase for the Feeling Better puppets, for the BBC. This prototype was just to test if a creature style was appropriate. i made a few of these before going back to a more cartoony style that was eventually featured in the show. I am a …

Cbeebies – Feeling Better – Initial Approved Design

This was the initial approved character concept for the puppets in Cbeebies Feeling Better. The final puppets were fairly similar to these sketches, with a few adjustments in colour and patterns. We experimented with some other designs and aesthetics, before returning to something very close to this initial concept. I was the puppet designer and  maker for a major new …