Illustrating The Time Machine
Gizmos and Gadgets is the theme for the next Bottleneck Gallery show and after playing with ideas for the Rocketeer (my first concept) I was told a few others were doing this so had to let it go. Still hoping to get to draw the hood ornament one of these days...
Next idea was something from another of my all time favorite films, Back to the Future. after exploring the gadgets for BTTF 2 the Hoverboard, the Air Mags self lacing shoes, self fitting and drying jacket and all the other future visions from that film it soon dawned on me that the greatest gadget in the franchise was actually the Time Machine itself. And like Doc Brown said, if you gonna build a time machine why not do it with style!
It was still a challenge to come up with something that hadn't been done before and I wanted to try something a little different.
Being such well loved films there are a lot of great art pieces already out there, including the iconic one sheet illustrations by Drew Struzan!
I can only hope that this take on BTTF will connect with a few of you out there the way it does with me. The DeLorean has always been one of the coolest cars on the planet (thanks to the films) and I wanted to try and capture the car and the essence of the time travel device and its heart, the Flux Capacitor, without including the main cast in a way that when when you see it you know exactly what it is. It wouldn't be Back to the Future without the DeLorean.
The show opens on the 18 Jan and I have 2 prints in the show. Stay tuned at bottleneckgallery.com and on @paulshipper for more details on the prints next week! Links to each piece in the gallery show below: