Toy No.4 - Witchdokta, The Shadow Toy

Inspiration for any art including paper toys can come from anywhere.  I always browse images of popular culture & some not so popular looking for that spark to form an idea.  I was going to have this as my Halloween toy but I wasn't sure I would finish the template on time.

This toy is based on Baron Samedi the Voodoo Loa, sometimes referred to as The Shadowman.  Modern depictions of him can be found in the James Bond movie "Live & Let die." & also in a few Marvel Comics from the 1970's.

The above Painting was done by an awesome artist called Chad Savage for his Sinister Visions collection of art.  Please go check his stuff out.  It is definitely worth a look.

Now is the Shadowmans time to become a paper toy.  I based the form of the template on the most obvious points such as the big teeth & the Hat.  Although most depictions are just Black & White, im sure a custom using Colours & Patterns will look equally awesome.

I wanted to try something new for this model.  As you know, customising the blank is a big part of the paper toy culture.  With Witchdokta, the teeth are a seperate piece altogether.  This means multiple sets can be made and changed to suit you.
This one still needs painting, so I will replace the Image once it's all finished.
I have provided a link for the blank as always.  The customs will come one day.  I just don't want to produce a custom until I am happy with my own digital skills.  But for now, I always Hand-paint my toys.

Customs are welcomed, even encouraged.  As it would be nice to know that the toys I am creating are giving Joy.. even scary Joy.  Please post download links for your customs in comments.

Download the Blank in all formats Here.

Im already testing a 2nd Version of this Model.  Making the eyes on the face instead of the hat, & making the Hat removable and interchangeable, just like the teeth.  Maybe even a body & a Cape.

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