The winter short film for the Seed Series has a bad guy!
This is the character design for what I’m calling for now.. the Goat Man. He is inspired by the FANTASTIC photos from the most amazing book purchase of my life “Wilder Mann, The Image of the Savage” by Charles Freger. The book only took 3 months to get to me but it was well worth it.. and it is well worth the google search. I was struck by the creepiness of the photo of one of “Nuuttipukkis” a creature of the Sastamala region of Pirkanma, Finland. (?!) I decided to celebrate it by creating a similar mask made completely out of wool using both wet and dry felting techniques. It was a lot of fun, and although my original plan was to make it all white like the photo in the book.. I couldn’t help my self make it more complex with different fibers. The mask itself is totally not comfy.. maybe in a blizzard however, it would be ideal. My poor actor wearing this for filming will have a very warm face.. and a very cold body as I plan to do a lot of body painting for this guy.. not sure what to do for the lower half yet…
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