Friday, 22 May 2015

Same project as this post. A "what if" retheme of an existing attraction at a park local to me.

The story goes something like this... There's a railroad is built into Aztec ruins to bring back the treasure, only to disturb a very hungry legendary serpent. The treasure hunting locals discover he rather likes burritos - spicier the better! Before long, they're cooking up a never ending stream of sacrificial burritos and the town becomes famous for the recipe, opening a nearby restaurant for tourists.

The idea is to have something fun and silly and bright and ridiculous that also makes some kind of sense and fits the park brand - because that's what theme parks were about for me growing up - silliness. The park choose to retheme this ride to the wild west. It seemed a shame to me that they already had a Mexico themed area adjacent, a rarely used theme in the wider industry with the potential for bright colours and exciting music, but choose the overused and sleepy Western trope. I need to visit and take a tonne of photos to use as reference to better consider the area, but here's a couple of coloured sketches that show my current ideas. The first is the ride control box, second a large scenic prop with fire effects, which I did back in March and apparently forgot to post here! Thanks for looking.

Monday, 18 May 2015

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Few sketches of that weird newly discovered "bat winged" dinosaur Yi Qi. I figure less bat wing more flying squirrel.

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

I wanted to have a go at the screenshot redraw thing a lot of people started doing. 

It was actually really useful, because it got me thinking about why I draw these characters the way I do and why I choose the colours I do.

Drawing from references is useful no matter what you're drawing, because it makes you think.

Sunday, 3 May 2015