Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is finally released today! And to celebrate the good professor’s adventures, here is the Temple of the Forbidden Eye paper model. This last-minute design is chock full of details from the Mara mural inside the temple to the cracks and moss.
Thanks goes to Joe Cardello for providing some crucial reference materials.
As promised, here’s one time-lapse video of the Photoshop work that I did for the Temple of the Forbidden Eye paper model. This particular video show the creation of a tile that loops around the temple’s base.
A few more videos (and photos) can be found here, including a CG fly-through, recreating the Mara mural, and a continuation of the video, above.
I’ve been battling a cold for the past week, suffering through constant headaches, dizziness, clogged sinuses, and drowsiness. Despite it all, I’ve managed to push forward.
A few days ago, I managed to start on a new paper model. I’m having some problems with it, but that’s most likely due to my lack of focus. So, instead of becoming frustrated with it and tossing the whole thing out, I work on it a little at a time, and try to approach it from a fresh perspective the next time. That’s a good tip for any artists out there.
I also need to get some stuff sent to the Walt Disney Internet Group, but the only authorized DHL shipper in town moved. The map and address taped to the store’s window was so poorly xeroxed that it couldn’t be read. There are a couple of alternative shipping sites available, but they’re a small drive away. With this cold, I’m not exactly motivated to go anywhere outside of town at the moment. Sigh.
In the meantime, I’m looking forward to both the new Indiana Jones movie and the Indiana Jones shows at Disneyland. I won’t be able to make it down there this summer, but I’m sure a ton of videos will pop up on YouTube.
Becky shares a special project on the Fan Board today: the WDW Mark V Monorail Red paper model. There are no instructions yet, but the model is simple enough to figure out and assemble. I can tell you that some cardmodel communities have been looking for a monorail model for some time, and I think they’ll be appeased.
With the new Indiana Jones movie coming out, I’ve been getting swept away with all of the hoopla. I’m a fan of the films and the Disney attractions. And what better way to get me even more excited than combining the two?
I just discovered that Disneyland will be having live-action events that take place all over Adventureland, starring none other than Indiana Jones. Even the Jungle Cruise and the Indiana Jones Adventure will be getting in on the action. And all of this includes guest interaction, solving clues and whatnot.
The only downside is that Adventureland is bound to become packed with people waiting to see the stunts, even if they do mostly take place on the rooftops. That section of the park is a nightmare on a crowed day!
It’s a nice Saturday afternoon. I don’t have much to write about. Well, nothing that I’m willing to share just yet, anyway.
I’ve been working on some screen-capture videos of some recent Photoshop work, but you already know that. I’ve also been gathering some reference materials for my next paper model, the new Mark VII Monorail. I’ve been wanting to do the monorail for some time now, but I never got excited about it until I saw the newly updated monorails that are currently being tested at Disneyland. They’re a really awesome combo of futuristic and retro monorail design. I’ve only seen the red version, so I’m really interested in what the other colors are going to look like.
Joe Cardello’s Virtual Magic blog has become one of my regular sites, checking for updates all of the time.
My Disneyland annual passport won’t be renewed until the Fall. With the price of gasoline now, it’s nigh impossible to afford to drive to the park any time soon. So, I’m forced to let the pass expire until later in the year. Oh well, it’s not the first time.