Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Before Steampunk, there was Jules Verne!

Before Steampunk, there was Jules Verne!

In the early 90's I did more than a few projects which visually were akin to the Disney 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea film. Jules Vern or the HG Wells look as it was called back then is now referred to as Steampunk.

The time machine Image was done for the Disney Interactive Virtual Magic Kingdom project as a concept, sadly the one sketch was it and the story line for time travel was never revisited. I love the retractable stairs and button tuffed Velvet interior!

The Chair concept sketch was a dressing up for a Theme Park roller coaster ride that was Jules Verne in look as well. Big rolls of velvet on this as well.

The Mecha-Flea was for a ride film I worked in in 1994 where the huge Jules Verne robotic and steam powered flea would chase you through the inside of a compute once you were miniaturized.

The last image was done for the highly talented John R. Thomas whom I had the pleasure to work with on multiple occasions, and this image was for the video game we were developing where you enter the MYST-like world via a stagecoach, but you are actually flying into the world. I also worked with two A.C.C.D. Alumni on the project Nick Pugh and Paul Kirley.

Cheers, THOM

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