We want the scavenger to be an older woman, perhaps someone who remembers the city before it became derelict, or someone who has lived for years on the stories of how the city once was.
Her clothes would be ragged, untidy and ill fitting. I looked at Les Misérables (2012), Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) and concept art for Thief (2014) for clothing inspiration.
Designing the scavenger also meant thinking about scavenger culture. We liked the idea of scavengers wearing masks to hide their identities and scare off other people they might come across, so we looked at old Halloween photos and plague doctor masks for inspiration.
The animated short below, Recipe for Gruel, bares some similarities to how we imagine the scavenger character.