Saturday, 27 February 2016

@Alan Spider character sketches

Focusing on the spider character today. After researching prosthetics in theatre and dance I stumbled across some fascinating use for them from people with disabilities in the performance arts.
My idea is that of a character that reads on different layers. The initial impact, thanks to theatrical lighting would be the silhouette of a human skull which is achieved by the person in the costume controlling the abdomen of the spider. Secondly the viewer will notice the smiling and inviting, pure white mask that is in front of the spider and thirdly the face of the spider itself behind the mask. Here's a visual explanation:
Still lots to refine on the colour scheme, fabrics, details and shapes but I hope I'm hitting the mark with the idea. Feedback is welcome.


  1. Hi there - just a gentle prod from me re. completing the Internal Student Survey. Go here for the original post and a bit more info about the survey and why it's important to participate.

    They should have emailed your login details to your ucreative accounts, but if no email has arrived contact and request your login details from the powers-that-be. When you've completed the survey leave a 'done it' comment on the original post - this means I'll stop prodding you - gently or otherwise! ;) Many thanks!