My project is still in the... concept stage. With no tools or clay or anything, this will be a long-term project. But as I always say: "A good concept is the start of a great project".
This is the story of a little solemn goblin known as the Redcap on account of his vibrant red hat, which he dyes often in the blood of random victims. He lives deep in the Paramount Forest in an old forgotten wizard fort. He enjoys a solitary life, free from all strange people and creatures. His hobbies consist of dark magic, evil sacrifices, and the occasional gruesome murder. Suddenly, his solitary life begins to be sabotaged by a lonely imp who wont go away. No amount of death threats and knife swings can get rid of RedCap's new friend. Not only that, but because of this imp, many other fairy creatures ALSO wish to come stay with RedCap. And so, redCap must endure an adventure of annoying and bloodthirsty proportions to try and get everyone out of his house.
I will probably set up my sets to look like a "Pop-up book" of sorts, where all the trees and rocks and backgrounds will be all flat and intricately drawn. That way, it would give it a strange, fantasy story look. I think it'll be great.
Thanks! I'm not sure how to go about making his armature, though. I was planning to use the JesseOffy armature technique, but that might prove difficult, because the joints seem bulky and large, which might not work for the stylistic skinny ankles.
I will probably need to skulpt the actual character design, but I would really like to use a hard clay, so that I can make a mold with it. What clay should I use to build my character for molding? Is there a preferred kind that people use?
zaneebaslave wrote:What clay should I use to build my character for molding? Is there a preferred kind that people use?
A good type of clay would be Roma Plastilina. Here's where you can get it online: Click here
You just use rubbing alcohol and a stiff small brush to smooth out the details of it as you sculpt. Just make sure you get the medium density version, it's easier to smooth. But if you like really detailed sculpts and prefer a hard clay, get the firm.
Well, it's not near the love story nor as emotional as Shrek was. It might actually play of as a sort of... Anti-Shrek (Because I kindof hate shrek). I was planning this to actually be a bunch of short stories (like episodes of a TV show), where RedCap encounters something or someone that bothers him, and he naturally tries to snuff out it's meaningless life. However, the little Imp, who is desperately alone, becomes friends with everything that comes knocking on RedCap's door. It's more like Ren and Stimpy, where two contradicting personalities live under the same roof, and everything and everyone will have to face the consequences that occur.
Then again, this is just a concept. All I have is one drawing as of the moment. The story was mostly filler so that I could post the concept image.
This is all still very much in the concept stage right now. I am not rushing to work on puppets or scenes until I know exactly what I'm doing. As Father and Son said, it does seem a little too much like Shrek, story-wise. I will definitely have to tweak the story and everything.