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08 August 2003, 07:42 PM
Sideshow Idea - Mauled Boy

A family, around the turn of the century was traveling to a new homestead far off in the country. The family had to travel through the mountains and heavily wooded areas to reach their destination. During their travel they were attacked by wild, hungry bears. The parents and a teenage boy were immediately killed and fed upon. There was one young boy remaining. He had been attacked and was being eaten alive.
An animal trainer, from a traveling circus, came upon the bears while he was hunting for food. He shot his gun and frightened the bears away. The young boy was severely scarred and injured. The circus folk did all they could do to save the boy's life. Although, they could never erase the scars physically or emotionally of his tragic encounter with the bears. He is now a fixture in the sideshow act of the circus. He carries with him a stuffed teddy bear, of which he had ripped the head off to show his hatred towards bears.

Sorry, I suck at grammar. So, that may have sucked for you.
I have a sketch but, now I have to draw it again in Photoshop.

08 August 2003, 11:28 PM
Here is the concept for the kid.

Open for Comments and Critiques. Let me hear what you think.

Mangled Poly
08 August 2003, 04:52 PM
So awesome.. i think the bear should have its head but mangled aswell.. maybe have a torn off arm or legs?

08 August 2003, 05:29 PM
what a cool idea and concept :)

08 August 2003, 08:32 AM
Seems I keep losing my hosted Image. Here is an attachment.

08 August 2003, 05:06 PM
creeeeepy! Great concept! Love that split in his head!

08 August 2003, 11:12 PM
Cool concept, I like it.

It would be cool if he had some bandages on one of his arms or something, somewhere, making him look a bit more freshly messed up, like maybe itís a constant occurrence to him, due to really nasty household pet pit-bull that wants to establish dominance over the childÖ all the time. Iím sure child abuse laws were les strict back then than they are now.

Just a thought,
Cool drawings you got there, they look like old photographs of the time, but drawings instead of photographs.

08 August 2003, 01:24 AM
Thanks for the comments guys. Keeping me goin on this.

ionanism: Interesting input. I like the idea.. you would hope his
current guardians would help prevent that kind of behaviour. :) Actually, in his case it was a fortunate one time only event that has left him in this state. Modeling in progress.. i'll post something later tonite.

09 September 2003, 06:13 AM
Ok, I've been away a bit. I did a little modeling and here is my current progress. I've checked out the other works in progress and you guys have some crazy stuff going on really cool! :thumbsup:

09 September 2003, 07:40 AM
Your model is comming along nicely. I would definately model the huge gash on his head into the geometry to give it depth. I think scars are the key here. Maybe look for some photos of shark-bite victims on the web for texure reference later.


09 September 2003, 12:20 PM
Thanks for you comments. I was tooling around with the idea of just doing the deep scars with normal maps or modeling it in. But, since you suggested, I went ahead and put it in the mesh.

I figured he was at a decent poly level to put it in. He is currently
2106 Polys. Editable Mesh in 3dsMax triangulated. At the moment I am messing around with clip maps for his hair. Then on to unwrapping! Woot.

09 September 2003, 04:53 PM
Looking good i really think your capturing your concept well, gotta make the wikid smile look like the concept, cause i really like that :)

09 September 2003, 07:48 PM
:thumbsup: Looking good man, very neat modelling as well. You seem to have captured the likeness of your concept quite nicely :)

09 September 2003, 12:24 AM
Thanks mindrot and baaah888 for you comments.
Baaah888, I went back and tweaked at the mouth for a bit until I felt I captured his expression in the concept like you mentioned. I think it pushes the model a bit more now. I also modeled in a couple more scars on his face as well and mangled his left hand.

I still need to work on the Clip Maps for that hair. :)

09 September 2003, 03:59 AM
looking sweet mate, i dont know whats not quite right about the other side of the mouth tho, possibly make the tooth on that side a little bigger or nearer the front of the mouth. :thumbsup:

09 September 2003, 11:36 PM
:thumbsup: Looking twisted man... those missing fingers are great... keep on mauling him

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