dark-shape-of-water: The Amphibian Man Gleam…

dark-shape-of-water:

The Amphibian Man

Gleaming Eyes: “In sculpting the white of the eye, the imperfections are important. His acrylic eyes are backed by a reflective material so they catch the light, like a coyote’s eye in a car headlight.”

Defined Nose :“I wanted to make the Michelangelo’s David of amphibian men, so we created this Greek-like nose. He has an amazing profile.”

Fierce Claws: “If you make him adorable, it’s boring. So at first he seems threatening, then he seems cuddly, then he eats a goddamn cat. It’s important to keep the aggressive design lines.”

Agile Legs: Doug Jones wears the creature’s foam latex suit. “He moves like an animal in some scenes and like a toreador in others.”

Expressive Brow: “We made an eyebrow ridge that looks angry, then painted a line near it to appear sad. Depending on how we light him, the expression can change.”

Artful Gills: “The body paint refers to a Japanese engraving from the Edo period of a beautiful black fish.”

Sinewy Webbing: “This webbing makes him buoyant. If the creature were swimming, it would be like a hydrodynamic skydiving suit.”