Spaceship Earth at Epcot
Spaceship Earth and Epcot Center at Walt Disney World get the watercolor treatment from Steve’s Sketchbook, following up after the Magic Kingdom from last week.
Actually, I did this painting before the Magic Kingdom painting. But I thought it would make more sense, at least in my mind, to share them in chronological order based on park opening dates. That is just the way my mind works, I guess.
I started with Spaceship Earth and Epcot because I had a good, clear view of what wanted to do. There is no mistaking that Spaceship Earth is the symbol of Epcot. Plus, Spaceship Earth is relatively easy to draw. Fortunately, the Procreate app can help me draw a perfect circle because I am not able to do it on my own. Cheating? Not really. Just using the tools that are out there. After all, if this had been the old pencil and paper days, I would have used a compass. Do kids today even know how to use a compass to draw circles? It is quickly becoming a lost art! And I bet they don’t even have a clue what a French curve is for!
Obviously, there are some differences between this Epcot painting and the previous Magic Kingdom painting. The styles are similar, but not exactly the same. I actually like this one better. And that is partly because of the lighting on Spaceship Earth. I did not add as much in the way of light and shadows on the Magic Kingdom, and perhaps I should have.
I also did not include any people on this one. I felt they were necessary in the middle of Main Street USA for the Magic Kingdom, but I didn’t feel the need as much here. Main Street USA was such a wide-open space that it needed something in there. This one does not have as much empty space. And people are somewhat implied inside the Monorail because that is what a Monorail is for - moving people.
Things never have to be just the same. I think part of my “style” is that things are always different, at least a little bit. No need to have each piece of art look like you just took the last one and moved a few lines around. Variety is nice, just like in so many areas of life.
Behold! I tell you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed. For this perishable body must put on the imperishable, and this mortal body must put on immortality. - 1 Corinthians 15:51-53
About the Artwork
Once again, if you have not figured it out, I did not use actual paper and watercolors. Instead, I used the Procreate app and an Apple Pencil on my iPad, along with various brushes I have picked up for Procreate along the way. Fortunately, it is hard to spill digital watercolor. That is my kind of thing.