Thursday, October 28, 2010

Harley-Davidson Museum: True Evel exhibit

I had the pleasure of reuniting with the Belle & Wissell studio to do some illustration work for the Harley-Davidson Museum's 2010 Evel Knievel exhibit, "True Evel". You can view a video of the final installation here.

The museum installed a life-sized "mug board" for visitors to stand behind and get their photo taken. I reworked a classic photo of Evel gesturing to the crowd using brushes and blending tools in Corel Painter 11. The idea was to emulate the kind of 70's commercial art illustration used on lunchboxes of the time.

A motorcycle jump video game was also developed for the exhibit. In addition to the environment and motorcycle artwork, I created original poses for Evel and his female counterpart, Derry Daring. These were used on the character selection screen and on the sides of the classic video arcade kiosks.