I wish to focus primarily on character design. I will be using the novella The Dunwich Horror by H.P. Lovecraft as the subject of my transcription. I want to design & complete a CG character pipeline for the Wilbur Whateley character from the story. This Character will be for a CG Animated movie adaptation of The Dunwich Horror.
The Dunwich Horror
Wilbur Whateley is the son of a deformed albino mother and an unknown father (alluded to in passing by the mad Old Whateley as "Yog-Sothoth"), and strange events surround his birth and precocious development. Wilbur matures at an abnormal rate, reaching manhood within a decade. All the while, his sorcerer grandfather indoctrinates him into certain dark rituals and the study of witchcraft.
The Dunwich Horror is a prime example of Lovecraft’s heavily atmospheric, descriptive and morbidly suggestive style. The reason I have chosen this story is because of the interesting character design opportunities Wilbur Whateley offers.
Very soon, I will be posting a more extensive summation of my thoughts on the story itself and art direction possibilities. For now, here is a Dunwich Horror inspired digital painting that I did during reading week.
Wilbur in the Womb