LD Concept Art – Octavia
Custom LD Concept Design – Anna Huang
So in a minor update, I havent been sewing recently because my studio is filled with moving boxes. Its rather irritating. The room needs new storage facilities and Mum and I are debating how they should go. However whenever we’re about to get started something happens…… Like Appendicitis.
Anyway, in my spare time, which I now have a lot of as I am stuck in bed recovering from surgery, I have been designing LDs based on tentacled sea creatures. After designing a generic octopus inspired LD named Sheila, I worked on a LD based on my favorite tentacled sea creature,Vampyroteuthis infernalis, THE VAMPIRE SQUID FROM HELL. I’m debating names at the moment, but what exactly do you name a vampire squid from hell?
This is really the sketch that began the whole project. It was late at night I believe and I had the urge to just draw. Not try to control it but draw. And I wanted to draw something a it creepy. A bit different and odd.
Banshee was the result.
I tried to keep the doll as close to the original design as possibly, although I did shorten the dress. I even tried to match fabric to the fabric drawn in this image.
Major changes were the change from heterochromia and the side the bangs fell on I suppose. And the elimination of the neck.
As you can see, these dolls are meant to be pierced with pins, as per their voodoo like status.
HARLOT – SKETCH DESIGN
This is the design for Harlot, the LittleDead of Ariana, very loosely based on the idea of Envy.
I tried to symbolize this by sewing over her eyes, as she is blind to reality, but giving her a third eye in her chest, showing her constant desire for more.
She has no arms, unlike some of the LittleDeads, because she is so wrapped up in her desires she cannot grasp reality.
Littledeads have four arms generally speaking. As you can see, hers are being used as bindings across her chest both above and below her third eye.
I decided to go with Reds and pinks for Harlot, and her base tone is a light yellow.