Last year I began work on a show called Channel 2020 for some members of Everything Is Terrible! Here are some progress shots for one of the first characters we developed for the show, The Regional Manager. The regional manager is an over worked underpaid middle management reptile who works at RepCo Industries.
Here are the initial sketches including a sketch of how the mask would fit over the actor’s head.
Here is the mock up of skeletal structure for the head piece. Essentially the actor (me mostly) makes the jaw move by moving his jaw, so it’s like a puppet mask. So I covered it with a plush skin and made matching gloves and we were ready to roll. Below is the is completed character in his environment, before and after the background was composited in.
And here’s a bonus sketch of an unused character , Son of Regional Manager!