The initial brief for the project called for the development of a few characters that were loosely based upon insects but they soon evolved into something a little more chimeric. The first character to break from the insect formula was a green chappy called Fugley. Here's a small model that I made of him.
And this picy shows him just before he got his green make-over; in a shade of ghastly green that some may recall from my And When I'm a Man sculpture. See – it all ties in (and who said my work was too diverse).
And here are the original working drawings from most recent and going down to the very early, more insect-like incarnations.
This grasshopper (or grasshiphopper) character went through quite a few changes before this, her final incarnation.
The brief called for the characters to live in a light house so this is what I came up with.
Here is a bee-like creature that owes more than a passing resemblance to Fugley and a mid-development grasshopper - still bearing a harp.
Now we're down to some of the early characters (after a bit of development) and the first appearnce of Fugley.
This is the earliest version of the grasshopper character.
And these are the two early versions of the glow worm.
Not a lot of difference between the two.
And these two drawings were supposed to be based upon a firefly - sort of!