Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The 2015 Project - Area Birdseye

In order to get to a Guide Map illustration for the 2015 park (I’ll aim for the illustrative style used for the commemorative TDS guide maps), it is first necessary to nail down most of the architecture, landscapes and area development for the park.   While a theme park might have several dozen actual buildings, many of the larger ones need to represent multiple buildings of diverse architectural styles.    For example, just one block (of four) of MK’s Main Street represents 14 "buildings", and the land as a whole represents ~60 buildings.  Like the other lands, a few of these are unified wholes, like the Train Station or Crystal Palace, but most are faux-buildings: numerous adjoining facades along the edges of the larger buildings.

For this park,  I’ve already shared a concept elevation for the castle.  Another way to visualize the park is with birdseye drawings.  For this one, I chose among the simplest, easiest of structures in the park to render:  The Quick Service Restaurant in Phase I Adventueland.   Since it is across the path from the Indiana Jones ride, I imagined this would be similar in theme: a dilapidated Jungle Import/Export business, in an early 20th C., Afro-colonial style, with an outdoor seating patio among the trees and sounds of the forest.  This isn't an especially original concept but a piece that fits into the larger park puzzle:


For the next birdseye, I’ll aim for a more exciting section of the park with varying facades/theme complexity.

13 comments:

Pink Panther said...

I'm loving the way you are showing us every little bit of the park. The map will be stunning once completed.

protojimbo said...

Wow, this is great! It's cool to see how you worked the original map into a more dimensional, fully rendered view. Can't wait to see a larger area. I like your approach this year - taking one park and using it to develop further skills in imagineering. Your plan is working!!!
When you get to the final stage of creating a guide map, you may want to consider embellishing show building rooftops a bit. And, of course, filling the service areas with trees!

Colin Prijn said...

What is actually the name of the restaurant? It looks great though and i cant wait to see the end result of the whole park map

SWW said...

Thanks for the feedback. Didn't pick a name for the restaurant yet...

Anonymous said...

What are you planning for the next post?

mark russell said...

How about as potential names:
-The Museum Piece
-Jock and Reggie's
-Hovitos Hangout

SWW said...

I like Jock & Reggie's! Nice connection to the seaplane in the river across the way. I assume they can move their operations to Africa.

Scooter Toro said...

Hi would love for you to see my page, i love your parks

SWW said...

^ Thanks. I will check out your page.

Anonymous said...

Why did you delete all the new posts?

SWW said...

^Nothing has ever been deleted, technically... old posts/comments are put into 'draft mode' and disappear from view, but can re-appear at a keystroke.

But I wanted to streamline a bit and the current focus of the blog to be on developing aspects of the 2015 Project through various pieces of media.

Anonymous said...

Okay, but will the old posts be back eventually?

Rich said...

Just curious if you'd be willing to share the tool(s) you use to build out all of your designs? Everything looks so good, and I'm curious if you are just putting things together in something like photoshop, or if there are more specific tools you are using that make it easier to lay out paths, trees, buildings, etc without needind to paint every detail?