I was recently approached by Iam8bit to be part of a gallery show.
The premise of the show was to create a poster for a fictional sequel of a movie you love.
The deadline was really tight, I had about a week to complete the entire piece. But the concept was just too fascinating to pass up. Seeing as I only had a week do create this doodle I had to get started without alot of forethought. (and we all know illustrators love thinking about a project for months before they do it.)
For some reason I couldn't shake the itch of doing something for a Disney movie. As I started looking into my favourite Disney films, I quickly discovered that "Up" was the one that resonated with me the most for personal reasons.
No time to waste, so I got started! I came to the conclusion that I couldn't really illustrate a poster in my signature look. It just wouldn't give it the real Disney/Pixar touch. This was a though decision to make because of the tight deadline. But there's never a great time to learn new styles.
This was the first sketch I made. I figured the concept was good enough to get started. If I started illustrating the house I could still pretty much go anywhere with the surroundings.
So on to illustrating said house!
I really struggled with this part because I usually always have pretty solid outlines, but didn't want any in this illustration. Not realizing this at the start I just illustrated it with the outlines.
Halfway through Illustrating the house I realized I wanted a different feeling from the poster. I thought putting the house underground would make the colours too heavy and would give it a claustrophibic feeling. But we're not there yet. On to colouring and shading!
So there's that!
Now I could start focussing on the surroundings of the house. I figured I wanted it to appear above ground in some type of DIY scaffolding. I also wanted to tease the underground part by showing different layers of dirt.
I pretty much had the entire illustration done around this point. Just decided to start texturing, do some touch ups, add some clouds and focus on the type to finish the piece.
And here it is!
Hope you enjoyed this post because I enjoy typing stuff like this!