In this excerpt I show a fast technique for making a reference maquette that's practically indestructible and it can be put into almost any pose (Link to YouTube). It's also a fun, quick build that you can do with a kid.
I hot-glued braided cord along the arms to simulate the hydraulic lines. The pins were supposed to suggest antennas.
The maquette was helpful while I was out on location generating picture ideas and then doing the final painting.
I also used a maquette in the Rhinecliff location to help me imagine the flying car.
In its 71 minutes of running time, "Fantasy in the Wild" is packed full of practical tips that you can use regardless of your preferred medium or subject matter.
It's really a story of imagination meeting observation.
"Fantasy in the Wild: Painting Concept Art on Location" is available in two forms:
HD MP4 video download...$14.95
DVD (Region 1 NTSC)......$24.50