This piece is my first cg challenge try, just couldn't say no to a steam punk theme, I always liked the tale of Pinocchio, and for me, Stromboli the villain dude was a perfect choice for a steam punk character. my inspiration for his features, based on his description from Disney's work:
"Charm and flattery are the facade for this heartless showman who burns his puppets for firewood when they've grown too old to perform. Money is the puppeteer's sole passion, and his marionettes are only a means to an end. As soon as Stromboli realizes Pinocchio's carnival potential -- a puppet who can sing and dance without strings -- he'll stop at nothing. Only kidnapping can ensure this "little wooden gold mine" keeps performing for him, whether Pinocchio likes it or not."
I tried to give my piece the feeling as if it was ripped out of the pages of a children book, but not the one you read to your kid before bed time.
Wip can be found here:http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=278&t=699393
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