Marvelous Designer - Zbrush
Based on Amelia Earhart. Inspired by the world of Dinotopia, by James Gurney. Ongoing Project.
A fanciful fan re-imagining...
In 1937, Amelia Earhart disappears somewhere over the Pacific. At this time, she crash-lands on the lost continent of Dinotopia. She is found on the shore and nursed back to health. As she learns the ways of Dinotopia, she discovers a new destiny... as a Master Pilot Skybax rider, leader of a flight of Quetzalcoatlus Skybax (Pterodactyls).
Skybax riders are part aviator, part acrobat, part world messenger, and their attire reflects this. Master Pilots wear blue and gold. This particular variation of the costume is my own whimsical design, inspired by Dinotopia fashion, with a touch of steampunk air pirate.
In most of Earhart's piloting photos, she appears unconcerned with convention, and wholly in her element as an aviatrix and adventurer. Similarly, I did not go out of my way to make her appear particularly feminine. My goal was to present her in an attitude and an outfit that communicates her level of command among the Skybax first and foremost. (I mean, she flies on the back of a dinosaur!!)
James Gurney's website: gurneyjourney.blogspot.com/
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