Month: September 2015

Gormenghast Characters Part 1

It took me about six months or something but I finally finished reading the Gormenghast Trilogy. The books are great, but not exactly light reading. Very poetic in language, and prone to going off on long, description-y tangents for several pages. At any rate, they inspired me enough to want to start making work based on them, and I’ve finished the first three characters that I wanted to make. I’ve got plans for four more characters eventually, but next I’ll be working on some locations from the book.

My apologies for the lack of post last week, but this lot weren’t quite finished, and I didn’t want to rush them out just to meet a blogging deadline. So now they’re finished properly, and I very much enjoyed making them. Fuschia turned out to be my favourite, and she was the hardest one to get right in the end. As a character she has a very particular feel that I wanted to capture. Got there in the end though!

The next post won’t be Gormenghast though – with any luck it should be my Ridiculous Larp Project, which no-one will find that amusing but me and possible about three other people. But hey.

Work In Progress

As is usual for me, I have two projects in progress, but neither are finished yet. So this week the post is just a quick one to show how many thumbs I end up doing for any given character. Observe:

All thumbs

These are thumbs for the first three characters I’m working on for a series of work based on the first¬†Gormenghast novel. I have plans to make about four other characters, as well as some environment/location pieces and a couple of scenes that I found quite striking while reading the novel. At any rate, there will be a full post when I finish the characters and the other things as well, ¬†but for now I wanted to share my ridiculous thumbnailing practices with the world.

(I’m also working on a silly secret side project, that may or may not be larp related, but I’m refusing to share any of that with anyone until it’s done.)