So we knew we (Patrick Harris and I) wanted to tell a story and we had some nouns: rum; octopus (or Kraken, perhaps); robot. And a verb: battle. Patrick found some things to use as inspiration in building our creation. I did lots of lots of sketching and scribbling. We’re on our way.
My next steps: A search for inspiring materials. Let’s pick some crayons!
My scrap pile is running a little low after recent adventures. Plus, I need more ‘canvas’ for my HankiePankie art hankies (printed on reclaimed bed sheets). Time to visit the Goodwill Outlet Store where I can help a good cause and buy ‘crayons’ and ‘canvas’ by the pound (literally).
Most of the things I reclaim are threadbare, ripped, stained, or otherwise unwearable/useable and most-likely heading for the trash-heap. I can edit out the holes, paint over stains, use the worn parts as added patina. Much more fun than shopping at the fabric store or the art supply. And the end result is full of character and lives already lived.
Here’s a few snapshots of my latest additions to the scrap bag, all made with this Epic Battle in mind. Can you see some of the colors and ideas in my sketch coming to life, now?
The Epic Battle part one here.