The Empty Man - Cave Skeleton Designby Ken Barthelmey
The Empty Man - Cave Skeleton Designby Ken Barthelmey
The Empty Man - Cave Skeleton Designby Ken Barthelmey
The Empty Man - Cave Skeleton Designby Ken Barthelmey
The Empty Man - Cave Skeleton Designby Ken Barthelmey

Although I was sadly left out of the credits, I designed and sculpted the cave skeleton for The Empty Man. I also worked on the ''manifestation'' being.

You can read the whole design-process on Behance: https://www.behance.net/...

Or watch my video about the work I did for the film: https://www.youtube.com/...

The Empty Man is a film based on a comic book series created by writer Cullen Bunn and artist Vanesa R. Del Rey, published by Boom! Studios.

Back in 2016, I worked with director David Prior to figure out how the ominous figure of the Empty Man would look like. The main qualities David was looking for were ''ancient age, authority, menace, and subtly more than human''.

David is a fan of Polish painter Zdzislaw Beksinski and sent me some of his paintings for reference. He also mentioned the Space Jockey in Alien. I used those inspirations and tried to add my own spin to it.

Within a relatively short period of time I designed and 3D sculpted the cave skeleton. My 3D model got then 3D printed and built on set by production designer Craig Lathrop and his team.

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