Here is my entry for this month’s #CDChallenge for the #Maoriwarrior theme. I have no idea how I ended up making a chicken for this one. After doing a bunch of explorations of badass Maori warriors (humans), I did a small doodle of a chicken in a corner of a page and went ‘Yeeeeup’. #lifechoices
For those who aren’t in the know, this is basically an accumulation of AUs in which all the trolls play musical chairs with blood colors, but since that’s a lot of trolls to cover, I just stuck with Karkat’s POV. Links to the separate posts plus the explanations again under the cut:
I wasn’t born in the 80s but I was raised on Spielberg, John Hughes, Devo, the Cars, and Duran Duran. I think I have good a good handle on the source material.
Despite that, I did do my share of research for making Elwood’s room look like an authentic 80s boy’s bedroom. That meant looking up screencaps of kid’s bedrooms from E.T., Close Encounters, Adventures in Babysitting, The Goonies, and the opening of Princess Bride (That kid’s room is packed with great material!). Not to mention the crazy research on 80s toys using forums and ebay (You won’t believe how much people are selling those things for!)
So yea, blah blah blah I did the research.
BUT the most exciting part about designing this room was how much of myself I put in this thing. When I was a kid born in 91, I never had all the cool crap that kids in the movies had. I mostly had cheap 99 cent knockoffs and a few lucky finds from Goodwill. The spirit of this piece involved harnessing my inner kid to discover what Elwood and I would have in our dream room. We both share an interest in sci-fi, music, junk food, and airplanes. I’d imagine we’d both have the same room upkeep.
So here’s to bringing out your inner child and letting him or her inspire your work. *raises imaginary glass of rootbeer*