To start building the crab I decided to look into different types of crabs, and settled on a cross between a fiddler and ghost crab, due to there already cartoony appearance. I did a colour test to figure out what colour scheme would fit the look of the film and offer a contrast to the set and the main characters.
The torso was made from plastazote, the legs are made form twisted aluminium wire. The limbs and eyes are made from building up layers of latex dipped scrim foam. the body was also cover in milli put as were the eyes and the claw tips.
I painted the whole thing in a light yellow, then teal to develop a more naturalistic shell effect. I plan to use a spray gun to add a light layer of blue and white for low and high lights. On reflection I perhaps should of added pins into the claw tips for pin downs, however on the pebble beach hopefully the revises will create purchase for the legs.
This is a space for development work of my grad film BORIS-NORIS. A slap stick stop-motion film about NOT sharing.