Yo, my peeps! Some new artwork to share witch-‘y-all!

‘Tis a logo-of-sorts, slow-roasted over the last couple weeks for some buds of mine—John Robb & Daniel Farone—hailing from my prior, temporary stomping grounds of Chicago.

What you’ve got here is a variation of the Baba Yaga house, the demented dwelling of a wily witch from Slavic folklore…

…who’s home is this creepy cabin that walks around on rooster legs—at least, that’s how I see it…

Anyway, we kicked things off with a bunch of photo reference they’d gathered for the hut…with the instructions to modify it with some steampunk traits and to go with a flat, silhouette design…

…so I whipped up a few additional reference sheets for inspiration.

Naturally, the AT-ST from Empire Strikes Back came to mind…as well as ED-2o9 from Robocop.

Next I did some really rough sketches, following said inspiration…

…which led to this action-oriented design, below.

They dug it, but it wasn’t quite what they were lookin’ for…
…so, we refined our understanding of what they were after…
…clarifying the perspective, the look of the house and the notion of a static, iconic image…
…and came up with the refined roughs below…

Finally on the right track, we settled on a one-point-perspective design…which I refined into the comprehensive image below…

…which was eventually honed into the final draft you see here:

If you wanna’ follow the further exploits of House Romana, you can find them here, on Facebook.

Tons-a-fun, with some good blokes, and a great way to blow some cobwebs out of my otherwise artistically-idle ass. Actually, there’s more completed artwork I’ve been needing to share, which I’ll be striving to toss up in the coming weeks…

…so stay posted, folks…

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