Concept to Crate: Raggedy Mandy

Hello, everyone, and happy New Year! For my first Insider of 2019, I’d like to tell you a bit about the concept art process for the MiniCrate exclusive model Raggedy Mandy. As an alternate model for the Ragman, the spin on this model was to turn her into a creepy doll with a nod to a toy that shares a similar-sounding name.  Adding a little bit of a Victorian era spin, I worked up the following rough sketches.

sketch

The group enjoyed the second sketch with the following requests:

  • Try a lower skirt.
  • Gives her a hat like Ragman’s.
  • Try stitched together body parts.

With those notes in mind, I worked up A and B.

Option A was the winner, so all I had left to do was a quick color pass, sketch up her cane, and come up with some pose sketches.

Matt thought her pose was a little too close to Alexia’s, so I tried out a few more, drawing some inspiration from a Stanley Kubrick film I’m a fan of. I preferred pose B, but it wasn’t quite hitting the mark, so some folks suggested I draw something like a ragdoll marionette puppet.

And thus did was she all dolled up and ready to go.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this peek behind the curtain for the creation of Raggedy Mandy. There’s still time to sign up for this monthly MiniCrate model, so head over to www.mini-crate.com and secure your copy today!