Sunday, February 13, 2011

Jimmy the Head Monster

*update 2.13.11*
A few more hours on this guy, i concentrated a lot on his face and head. And added the most important part- nipples!

So this little guy only has about 2 or 3 hours of sculpting into him so far and doesn't have a name yet, but that doesn't mean he doesn't already have a destiny! My good friend and collaborator Vince is the mean mug you see set in plaster there. He endured a tortuous hour or so of us putting goo, goo, and more goo all over his head in order to replicate his impressively large noggin.

As i had mentioned in a previous post, I have grown terribly bored with zombies. Of creating them as well as writing about them or seeing them in movies.

So in a tribute to the era of monsters like Basketcase, Vince and I have been cooking up a feel-good film featuring him and his unfortunate life with his little head monster. The idea is to either figure out some simple animatronics or rig some puppetry to make some disgusting spastic movements, although I have no experience in doing either. Yet another new skill to learn! Woo!

When I had sculpted the head, I was working so up close and concentrating that when I pulled back and took a look, I actually creeped myself out so I take that as a good sign. I like where this is going, but it still needs tons of work and the devil is always in the details, so I will post progress pics! But I can't wait for the glass eyes and mini sharp teeth!