Monday, April 12, 2010

Introducing the Characters - Thunderstone

Okay, this character had to be the hardest one to figure out - at least how he should look. 

His name is Thunderstone and is the self described "Supreme Host of the Show" He's arrogant, self-absorbed, oblivious and bumbling. Think Will Ferrel's character Ron Burgundy, but without all the adult stuff. He can be lovable but most of the time you're having to work too hard to see beyond his faults to notice. The first facial feature that came to mind for just such a character was pronounced jaw. So I started playing with the possibilities.


Eh, nothing so far. So as Curly from the Three Stooges always said, "If at first you don't succeed, then keep on suckin' til you do suck seed."

Here I started playing more with the hair and began seeing a little hope for the design.

I did a little more refining but he's looking a bit too much like an evil villain, especially with the trench coat.

These seem to be less sinister and more of what I was looking for, although I'm getting a little Kidd and Play vibe from the "High Left, Low Right" box cut in the first and second picture. Don't know who Kidd and Play were? Then go back in your Hot Tub Time Machine and check out the eighties. 

This is the look I'm going to go with, at least to start building the puppet with. Hopefully the large cranium won't make the puppet too heavy. If the puppet is anything like the actual character then his head will a vast empty space.

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