for a short story called Typecasting penned by Harry Turtledove. about a father who wants the best for his daughter's acting career. he just happens to be governor and a towering Sasquatch.
link to the story here: http://www.tor.com/2016/06/15/typecasting/
Tall thanks to Irene Gallo of Tor.com for the assignment.
below are the roughs i submitted:
once the sketch was approved, i set out to figure out how to create a Sasquatch without using hair. don't get me wrong, i think meticulously placing sable hair on a puppet would be immensely satisfying, but being i was on deadline AND i like to try to figure out how to use unconventional materials i wanted to see what i could come up with. we headed to the fabric store with a swatch of fabric i found in the studio that i knew would have a great look on this character. yet when we arrived at the shop, we discovered that my swatch was several years old and finding a match would be futile. so we decided to see if there was anything in the store that might be a better solution. it was my oldest daughter who stumbled across this orange material that had these terrific striations of brown, ocher and red. it turned out to be a better solution than i had ever imagined.