For my Twitch live stream ( https://www.twitch.tv/vexfx ) I plan on incorporating an on-screen Zombie Drill Instructor character to add a bit of Hollywood production value. I'll be sharing the process of bringing that character to life here on the forums as well.
On last Saturday's live stream I sculpted a quick maquette to test out different ideas for the character. This was a fun process because our community on Twitch was able to take part in the creative process and make suggestions/give feedback.
Since this was just a quick and dirty maquette with only primary forms I wanted to do some digital painting on the character to change some of the features and explore different colors and textures.
On last night's live stream we did a quick digital paint, which will be us as reference when we start sculpting the final character.
I'm pretty happy with how the character is turning out. We may make a few more changes before moving on, so any suggestions and feedback is welcome!
Next steps include:
Sculpt the final character in Chavant or Monster Clay
Make a 2 part fiberglass mold of the sculpt
Do a clay lay up inside the fiberglass mold and produce a mold core
Create a fiberglass underskull
Cast a silicone skin
Design and build animatronic eyes/lids
Build and incorporate a hand-operated mouth mech
Paint the skins
Fabricate & finish the hat
Design the cigar with embedded LEDs for animated glow, and incorporate tubing and a connection so smoke can be fed through from an attachment point in the jaw