Tuesday, April 04, 2006

I was tossing around the idea of Hansel and Gretel set in Japan. This is the witch from the story. The question I kept asking myself, is why would a witch make a house of candy? I imagined she gained her magic from special recipes. And around her waist she would carry all the cooking utensils needed to make these recipes.

Here is a design I did for Frankenstein's creature after reading the book. I wanted to include some of the sincerity and innocence that the creature had towards the begining of the story. I wanted to contrast him visually by combining his horrific appearence with the gentle presence of the birds. I always trying to show the character's personality in their visual appearance.

Here are a couple of characters I did for a tribe of people who live on an island. I wanted their design to tie them to the island. For the first one I imagined a long dress made from ivy that would connect her to the environment. The second one has a dress made from broken canoe paddles, I saw this as a way she would mourn all those who die at sea.