Sunday, February 11, 2007

Here are a couple designs I'm working on for the Scare Crow.

I thought of this character as being a little off up stairs, not an evil "nuts" but definitely nuts. I wanted to push what might be done with the hay or corn husks that the Scare Crow is made from, so I explored looping and weaving these materials together to get a new look. Something nice that came from that was it allowed for secondary action when he's moving, which helps sell that nutty personality. It also really opened the door for the different shapes and silhouettes I could explore with his head.

I also imagined the clothes he wears would be worn to the bone, with tons of patches, like the family that made him tried to used those clothes as much as they could before putting them on the Scare Crow. I also thought it would be fun if the Scare Crow hadn't gotten off his wooden cross easily, again he's a nutty character so in one drawing he still has the cross on his back and in the other it's splintered but still attached to his wrists.

Like on the Tin Man, being able to look into him and see he has no heart is an approach I want to do with the Scare Crow as well. So you'll see that he has ties on his head, this is so sometime in the story he can untie those and we will actually see he has no brain in there. This also lets me create the open version of his head, and all the shapes that can be.

Again any crits or comments are greatly welcomed, and a big thanks to every one who has already left comments on this and other pieces!