Just thought I would keep you all updated on an exciting project that I have been asked to take part in, courtesy of 'Liver and Monk' - the amazingly talented duo of artists that create unique Steampunk props, costumes and illustrations (check out their etsy here to have a look - I love the Steampunk Garters, so beautiful!).
Well basically I am going to create a doll which will be used in a new Steampunk web series called "Progress the Series", which will be a 10 episode web series based on a re-imagined Jack the Ripper that takes place during 1890s London, but there is steam powered internet, and instead of prostitutes on the streets, Jack targets "Cam Harlots" who are paid to interact with clients over the internet.
There is one popular harlot named Lila, who is online as she needs the money to get out of London to escape this dark world, however, due to her popularity, Jack targets her as his next victim.
The series will be how she and others use the internet to find clues as to who Jack is so they can stop him.
Do check out the Progress website where you can find more information and cool downloads! The series will be a transmedia project, with two companion websites, to make this more interactive with the viewers, where you can find clues yourself as to who the Ripper is, which is such an awesome idea - even the names of the characters are clues ;)
The doll I am creating will be for the main character, Lila, a character with an appealing innocence, wrapped in a dark world, which is way up my street! I have already drew out a sketch idea for the doll, and will begin making the prototype very soon. Like all of my dolls, she has a unique creepy/dark cuteness to it, with the idea that it has been re-invented over time with the large stitches and patches.
I will keep you all updated as I begin making the doll, posting pictures on my Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr, so looking forward to hearing your thoughts on it.
In the meantime, please do check out 'Progress the Series' webpage for more info, updates and press articles on the series.
I will leave you all with a teaser trailer to feast your eyes on!
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Various ponderings by me; Nicola Brand: creator of the Nicolpops stitch-punk doll. I dabble with illustration, but my main passion is for knitting, and using mixed media to create one of a kind critters.