CGSociety :: Tutorial
12 March 2009, by Fabricio Moraes
I have always thought that 'Steampunk' was a very interesting theme. When the CGSociety opened the challenge in this genre, I asked myself: why not give it a try? I chose Pinocchio because it is a well-known, artifically created character. While the original is a wooden marionette, I thought it would be nice to make mine a mechanical steam robot instead. Also, in this version, Geppetto is a mad and lonely old man who decides to make his own friend, bringing his creation to life with steam power. I didn’t want to make these characters too similar to any existing representation. That’s why my Geppetto is fat and crazy.
I wanted to make the work look simple, with nice details but focusing on creating an easy to understand composition. Making Pinocchio the main character and then leading the spectators attention to Geppetto. I did some research and tried some sketches until I came with this one.