building up of Roma clay at this early stage when
general weighing and facial structure is established.
of these characters are being crafted simultaneously:
(skekSil the chamberlain, and skekTek the scientist).
They will feature details painstakingly recreated
in mixed media. These ornate and elaborate costumes
will also feature original wardrobe, jewelry, and
Leggatt shown working on skekSil, the Chamberlain's
head (below) on a copper bar armature. SkekTek (left)
is being sculpted by Scott Maple. Shown here, the
early stage of the head sculpts where scale was established
between the characters and to recreate the original
size based on behind the scenes photography and film
references. The volume and general shape of the heads
were fabricated at this stage.
the skeksis had character traits as varied as their
personalities. SkekTek features some mechanical implants
that can be clearly seen in his eye socket and on
his carapace. Much of SkekTek's right eye orbit is
altered as if from an injury or mutilation
puppets will feature the incredible work of ocular
specialist Daphne Archibald who has worked with us
in the past on such projects as our Darth Maul lenses
and Raptor eyes. Daphne is the best in the business
and recently worked on X-Men. We can't wait
to see what Daphne can do to help us create the window
into the soul of the skeksis!