Sunday, September 23, 2012
In tribute to Epcot 30th celebration, here is the part three of a series of articles about the original artwork.
In this part three we will have a closer look to the original renderings for Epcot Living Seas pavillion, the very first version, not the one with Nemo.
As you will see, the artwork is beautiful. WDI Imagineer Tim Delaney was the show designer of The Living Seas and you will instantly identify in the artwork below his unique style.
I tried to present the renderings in the "chronological order" of the scenes, but i may do some mistake, so, sorry if it's the case! As always, click on each picture to see them in big size.
Okay, there is 27 different renderings for the living seas, and here we go!
The first one above show the whole pavillion
And the next one show the entrance
Here is a first concept for the attraction which looks great!
And here is another one preliminary concept , just as great!
This is the artwork for the preshow queue decor
And for some pre-show decor painting
This one show the inside of the famous "Hydrolator"
Here is a great one showing the sea cabs
This scene show the guests riding in the sea cabs
Guests are now unloading the sea cabs
...And arrive to Sea Base Alpha !
Here is a view from "outside" . I don't think the divers ever dress as futuristic as they look here - not to mention the submarine vehicle...
Here is another version of that scene
And a close shot on the diver
Let's come back in Sea Base Alpha
...and its hydrolators
...as well as the divers show
This one show the Pacific coastal ecosystem area
And this one the robot Jason
Here is one involving sharks
This is the artwotk for the "scuba tube" scene
And a close shot on the "diver"
Here is a different version for that scene
It seems that a "show" was envisioned with king Neptune
A close shot on Neptune's face
Let's not forget the great coral reef restaurant
And the final one will take you in the VIP lounge!
More Epcot original artwork coming soon! In the meantime, those of you who like WDI renderings will be happy to know that you can find 250 gorgeous WDI artwork in the Disneyland Paris, From Sketch to Reality book which has until September 30 a great special offer!
Don't miss the special offer on the DLP book! : Order a copy of the acclaimed Disneyland Paris, From Sketch to Reality book this month of September and save $45 including Free Shipping! You'll find all infos to order an ENGLISH edition HERE and for the FRENCH edition it's HERE. Watch below the video showing the whole book!
All artwork: copyright Disney Enterprises