Quick digital paint from photo ref.
Sunday, 24 May 2015
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
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.