IDW 335: The Nutcracker

Special Character of the Week / EOW Crossover!

Topic: The Nutcracker

Create a
n industrial design inspired by the popular Christmas tale “the nutcracker” by E.T.A Hoffmann.

"If you can’t be bothered reading all that, here are some of the more prominent characters, which you can use as a starting point for thinking about which industrial design to make:

Grandfather Drosselmeyer (clockmaker and inventor)

Industrial example: Clockmaker's Toolbox

Mouse King (apparently has seven heads)

Example: Mouse King's crown

The Nutcracker (wooden figure brought to life)

Example: Inner anatomy of nutcracker

Madam Mouserinks, mouse queen (Villain of the piece. A sorceress/witch?)

Marie (protagonist, owner of the nutcracker)

You are very welcome to go nuts (!) creatively with your designs if you wish. Ie The nutcracker might be a clockwork steampunk monstrosity or a magical golem of sorts, as long as it has some vague links to its origin. There are other characters, many other dolls are mentioned but never described for instance, so you can be as obscure as you like. If you are a fan of the ballet or the new film that is out and there are characters in them that are not in the original story they are fine too. (I have seen neither.) -- Moirae

Deadline: December 31, 2018

1. Design and draw a Nutcracker-inspired industrial design/object/concept.
2. That's it... now draw!