Sketches

Below are sketches of the Willy Wonka chocolate river on the Hudson…I suppose it should really be the factory since I am not just treating the river but the entire landscape, with the river as just one element.

The photo I chose for this Hyperrealism assignment does not seem to be a particularly easy one to treat, since although there is quite a bit of depth in the photo, even the closest elements are pretty far away, making many of the elements that need to be replaced very tiny!

In addition, the leaf coverage in the concept photo makes it very difficult to determine the scale and placement of candy elements in some areas, particularly in the decision to replace trees with lollipops or candy canes, etc.

Sketch 1

Willy Wonka Chocolate River

Willy Wonka Chocolate River

Sketch 2

A study of the Bear Mountain Bridge. Wonka Bars will fill the spaces between the uprights, Shoelace licorice can work as the suspension wires, regular licorice strands can replace the roadbed trusses. Perhaps sugar sticks can replace the vertical suspension wire tensioners.

Bridge Study with Licorice and Wonka Bars

Bridge Study with Licorice and Wonka Bars

Sketch 3

For the low train trestle, stubby black licorice pieces can be used for the track supports. The footbridge can be “paved” with a series of Golden Tickets.

Train Tracks and Footbridge study

Train Tracks and Footbridge study

Sketch 4

I feel like this could be the hard (or tedious) part. Replacing sections of forest in the mountain areas. I’m thinking the close and middle ground areas can become candy canes and lollipop forest. The far background could be rows and rows of candy corn “crops”.

Foreground and background hills study

Foreground and background hills study

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