Neck - technical drawing

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  • You must draw the neck from en face and profile perspective.
  • The major difference between a marionette on wire and a marionette on strings is the connection between the head and neck.


technical drawing
  • The nead and the neck are carved from one piece of wood.
  • Central line must always be in the center of the neck.
  • The neck has a cuved profile.
  • The neck must be strong enough so that it doesn't crack when the end of the wire is hammered into it.
  • The wire goes through the head and neck and into the body.
  • The neck should be longer than a human neck. Part of the neck is usually covered with a costume and the neck looks too short.
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Strings 1

technical drawing
  • The head and the neck are NOT one piece.
  • We draw the neck from the profile at its actual angle and it will go out of the central line of the body.
  • The leather goes through the neck and into the body and head.
  • There should be a distance of 1 - 1.5 cm between the head and the neck so they can move independently.
  • There should be a distance of 1 - 1.5 cm between the neck and the body.
  • The neck must be long enough so it will allow the head to move.
  • The leather should be along the center line of neck.
  • The leather is fastened in the neck with a nail.
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Strings 2

technical drawing

Head and neck are one piece, but neck is connected with body by leather.

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