Hello everyone, I wanted to post some process of a model I just finished, I
have been working on models of some of my favorite fairy-tale characters and this will be my take on Humpty Dumpty
When I began I didn't really do any sketches and just began playing with clay
After getting to this stage I wasn't happy, I wanted him to be less egg like than most of the Humpty reference I looked at although still maintain the cliche. As said, I really didn't like this face and punched him in the face and started again....
and I came up with this shape which I was happier with, the grumpy frown is something I was after, although I wanted him to look somewhat sad to.
Next up I began sculpting the hands and feet here are some in-progress shots, During this time I started thinking more about the back story of the character, the original rhyme was apparently inspired a Siege engine used unsuccessfully to approach the walls of the Parliamentary held city of Gloucester in 1643 during the Siege of Gloucester in the English Civil War.
I decided he was going to be a lonely boy, one who ran away to the circus and was fired out of a canon and was broken forever hence the clown feet.
I began painting Humpty and at this time I found an antique box and thought about making a coffin like resting place for his body (unfortunately I have no pictures of the box unpainted)
I turn his head would have a removable sections where I could place other objects
I love drawing typography, and wanted the box to be covered in hand drawn lettering some would painted on directly other type would be drawn on paper and other materials and added later...
I also decided to cut a hole in the front of the box and add a portrait of Humpty Dumptys Father,