For my character inspiration I have done some research and remembered a movie called ‘Pan’s Labyrinth’ which is a dark fantasy movie by Guillermo Del Toro. I looked at the mythical creatures from the movie such as the Faun, the Paleman and the fairies.
The Faun which is a half human half goat hybrid who guided the main protagonist in the movie and informed her of her true identity as a princess of the Underworld. It is neither good or evil.
The Paleman is a monster from the film who’s well known for eating children. In his lair, Ofelia, the main protagonist, saw a large pile of childrens’ clothing and shoes which indicated that he ate the children entirely, leaving nothing but what they wore. He has no eyes but he does have a plate where he puts his eyeballs and if someone ate from the banquet of food. he wakes up, places the eyes on the palm of his hands and searches for his victim.
He can be seen eating one of the fairies on the image above.
The fairies can also be seen on the video as I couldn’t find a decent video still of them. They guided Ofelia to the Labyrinth where the Faun was. To other people who do not believe in them, they’re mere insects, but to those who believe they transform to a fairy.
I created a creature using some elements of the Faun and the Paleman by combining the Palemans lanky figure and pointed fingers and with the Fauns tree like appearance.
Pinocchio is an old Disney film about a wooden puppet who will be turned into a real living boy if he proved himself to be brave, truthful and unselfish. He was carved by an old wood carver called Geppeto.
I have also decided to use Alice in Wonderland as one of my Audrey character inspiration as it fits well with my idea of what Audrey would be like and her personality.