Chuckle & Cheer Character Bio

Some may assume that the brothers, Chuckle an Cheer joined the circus as part of their freak show after being outcast by society, but they’d be wrong. Throughout their youth the two brothers were accepted and treated just like everyone else, it wasn’t until the two of them started learning to play the accordion that the public started to avoid them.  Because each brother controls a single arm, timing the movements it takes to play the accordion is extremely difficult and as a result, unpleasant to listen to.
They joined the circus under the condition that they could follow their passion for a living, playing music. To this day the two of them play proudly to the crowds surrounding them, they come to see the conjoined twins, and stay to hear their music.

Designers Notes

Looking over this model in retrospect is bizarre, there’s a lot going on. The model was designed entirely on Powerpoint 2003, it was the only “design” program I had at the time. I recall I really wanted to go all out to impress fellow members of the UPC so I added as much detail as my computer would allow.

When you know the toy was designed on such a limited piece of software it really changes how you look at the template, every piece of shading was built up of 10-20 different translucent shapes, the tattoos on the arm were designed to fill an A4 page and then shrunken down to fit onto the arms. The tabs are poorly designed, but I would have just used the curve shape tool to try and make them look somewhat orderly.

Group : Urban Paper Collective

FUT Client Image - Urban Paper CollectiveThe Urban Paper Collective is a group of experts in the paper engineering and paper-toy design field. Comprised of many of the worlds most well known and skilled creators the group hosts a yearly exhibition, pooling their talent into one locations as well as offering a number of exclusive downloadable models on their Website. Since the groups creation I have been a contributing member of the group attending many of the exhibitions and producing different downloadable models to fit the groups yearly themes.

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