Monday, July 2, 2007

Hello everybody!

thanks for including me in the challenge. The concept for my circus freak is based off of a very rare, painful, real-life disease called Harlequin-type ichthyosis (also harlequin ichthyosis, ichthyosis congenita, or keratosis diffusa fetalis).
more info here:

my charcater's show name is the Harlequin Man. Little is known about his life previous to the circus except that he was originally from El Salvador and was traded from another circus for a mysterious reason. His appearance is horrifying, though he is not a creature of hostile intension. He spends most of his time engaging with the audience with wailing moans and stomach turning sucking sounds. He is unable to leave his cell and is manacled to an iron ball, which Harlequin slowly drags along the straw ridden floors when bored or in anquish.

I plan on getting to the 3d aspect once im finished with some more concepts, including a turnaround. for now I have a few studies of his face, gait, and back (which is mangled and shows signs of skeletal problems as well as the stiffness of hardened skin.

I'm looking foreward to getting this guy on the screen by this weekend!


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