Here's a quick creative entry followed by an announcement regarding the first ever IdealBuildout Design Contest.
First, I wanted to examine ways in which the HKDL Castle could be enhanced (i.e., heightened). I feel that each DL-style park should have its own unique castle as its signature icon. I think the SB castle design is a little too short, squat and underwhelming for its surroundings - not as soaring or majestic as it could be. The idea here is to make it a little taller & grander - similar in proportion to Paris' castle: the paradigm of proportionality - while keeping most of the features of the original. It remains deferential but stands as its own unique centerpiece:
And a quick photoshop of the middle version:
Now, on to The Contest... ImagineeringDisney had an armchair contest early this year in which some pretty impressive work was submitted, and I thought it might be fun to do the same thing here.
The rules are simple.
1. Dream up a theme park (or water park). It can be an enhancement of an existing park, an all-star park, or - hopefully - something new.
2. Draw your park (pencil, digitally, colored pen - doesn't matter). Points awarded for detail, clarity, professionalism, creativity. Supplementary illustrations welcome.
3. Annotate your drawing (label) and include a written description (length at your discretion).
4. Submit your park drawing/description to me via email (address in About Me section at left) by midnight on December 30th, 2011.
Shortly thereafter winners will be announced, shared & discussed here. The winner(s) will have the option to request customized site plans (if desired) or concept artwork done by me for their park.
Hoping you will have some fun with this and create some outstanding visual materials for your parks.