Creaturiste's Laboratory

Techniques, works in progress, and everything that doesn't fit in the portfolio. Comments and questions are encouraged, custom orders are welcome!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Resemblance Issues

I did this quick sketch of a man who's supposed to have bird-like facial characteristics.
I worked without any visual reference, following my own sets of "rules" for the character's evolution.

Still, the result resembles the design of Mr. Burns from The Simpsons.

How much resemblance, however coincidental, is too much resemblance?
I'd appreciate your comments!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Macabre Puppets Finished

The puppets are done (finished on the 16th) and now in the hands of the satisfied customer!

Comments welcome!

The characters were renamed by the customer, as planned.
I love what he came up with: Tibbs the Apocalypse Cat, and Tatoon!

UPDATED: the show did a good first run in Toronto.
Here's a review about it:

The show is coming to Montreal on November first 2008.
Click here for details.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Macabre Puppets nearly finished

This is where the Lynx demon is at now.
He moves well, and I love his wild hair. The eyes are going to be made lighter, more white, while keeping the bloody veins partly visible. Maybe cataracts?
He shall have no body, his head floats in the nothing, and so will his clawed gloved hands (stained cotton gloves equipped with claws made of carved hot glue sticks. Looks sharp without any danger to the puppet. Fur sprouts through as well).

This is where the "Serpentine" demon is at now.
He still needs a bit more paint job and a disgusting body (more like a tentacle ending with the puppeteer's hand), which shall be finished soon and pics uploaded here..

Three evenings left to finish the two.
I'll be very sad to see those two go, more so than usual.
As I get over the mourning, I'll try to remind myself that they are growing up and need to leave the nest to terrorise and theorize the people on a real Theater stage.