Hey Art people! This is a work assignment I’ve been doing for building perspective scenes, a Post Apocalyptic Happyland I think I’m done with the line work and will take this to a final illustration, but before I commit, what do you think? Is there something you don’t like, or errors you can spot and that I can not?
Before that, a little bit about what I did and the storytelling involved: This is a city that lives in a joyful anarchy, I was inspired by Ska and Reggae Punk music, Cuba, Portugal, Spain, Brazil and latin countries in general, also researched documentaries about gypsy cultures in India and I learned a LOT of mind numbing cool things! A Gnomon Workshop from Syd Mead told me: re-invent the clichés… this is my attempt at that, I always keep that quote with me while working.
I started off with rough pencil and paper sketches with basic perspective involved still, but not worrying about it so much that it got in the way of form language. With this, I also did a lot of thumbnail sketching, to get my mind away from the clichés. I learned that the horizon line and placement of the camera helped a lot to sell the two main buildings in front of the piece, as you can look up and down on them easily! They also do well at ignoring the roofs just enough to focus the story on the building facades, however, I decided it’d be cool to have houses on top of houses and that also did work out good, (I think?) I learned a lot about perspective in Photoshop. I hope you like this as much as I’m liking working on it, if you feel like it, I’d very much like to know what you think. Have a wonderful Saturday and Sunday meanwhile!