3D design: Puppet project


Harley was once a punk rock star who had fallen on hard times. In fact, times were so hard that he had to take a side job of working in a New Orleans voodoo shop in order to support his rockstar life style. He works long hours and was paid little money so one day Harley decided to mess around with the “mystical items” in the shop. He found a pale, fairly small and crudely-made marionette labeled ’Soul-Trapping Voodoo Doll’. Harley dismissed it as just some joke to scare kids, and tossed it to the ground. However, upon the doll hitting the ground, Harley felt weak and passed out, waking a few minutes later to find everything much larger than it once was. It was thanks to a nearby mirror that he found out he was now inhabiting the wooden marionette that he had been messing with prior.
A puppet is an inanimate object or representational figure that is animated or manipulated by a puppeteer. There are several types of puppets, from marionettes, to ventriloquist dummies, to black light puppets, plus many others. Each can be made from a different material, such as felt, wood, or even clay.

With Harley,  the model we chose was that of a marionette.The arms, legs, head, hips, and shoulders are all made of wood, while the torso is made up of a black cloth. The wood was carved and painted in order to give it a more finished look. It is painted in a mainly achromatic tone, with some color to the face and hair to add contrast to the black and white monochromatic color scheme. The cool shades of blue and green in the eyes are meant to counter that of the warm shades of brown in the hair and the dark pink of the lips. A very dark blue was added to the hips and legs in order to give it a pant-like appearance.

About Alex Mandzi

I'm a new artist and wish to become a game designer. I like cartoons and draw them as well.
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