I'm horrified by this Stranger Things concept art

Stranger Things Vecna
(Image credit: Michael Maher Jr.)

We love a glimpse behind the curtain of the Stranger Things design process, and recently we've been treated to some truly fascinating (horrifying) alternate character designs for Vecna. Earlier this month, we shared some concept art in the form of stills but the artist has now treated us to a series of videos that show just how terrifying Vecna could have been.

Storyboard and concept artist Michael Maher Jr shared the early Vecna 3D mockups on TikTok (below), along with some insights into why the designs didn't make the cut, from how hard they would have been to shoot to a lack of expression in the face. (We wonder if they paid attention to our character design tips when making their final decisions.)


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Georgia Coggan

Georgia is lucky enough to be Creative Bloq's Editor. She has been working for Creative Bloq since 2018, starting out as a freelancer writing about all things branding, design, art, tech and creativity – as well as sniffing out genuinely good deals on creative technology. Since becoming Editor, she has been managing the site on a day-to-day basis, helping to shape the diverse content streams CB is known for and leading the team in their own creativity.