Vulture Chef

VULTURE CHEF - CHARACTER DESIGN

BRIEF: ‘A travelling cook, the Chef can set up shop anywhere to provide nutrition for people. They carry all they need to prepare meals on their person.’

Produce a character design that fits the brief, including the Chef’s key prop, ‘Cooking Implements’.

I chose to create a chef character who was more primal. They were based on a vulture, as vultures are associated with carrion and meat but are not often seen in media. I decided that the vulture race would have evolved to take on a more humanoid form, and as such they walk rather than fly. However, I really wanted to incorporate wings into my character design, and I came up with the idea of the character using his wings as oven gloves to protect his talons against the hot plates and cooking implements.