So! I’ve just returned from a much needed vacation, which gave me the opportunity to finally draw something for the sake of inspiration rather than the usual ~work/play I am burdened/blessed with.
Anyway, sitting at the beach, I look down at the sand, and then back to my sketchbook, and my pencil hits the paper. For those who don’t know, Journey is a fantastic indie game available on PSN, with an excellent sense of artistic style, and vision that creates a nearly visceral experience of loneliness mixed with a burning desire to explore the vast reaches of the desert.
So, I had this idea, which opened itself to endless customization. I wanted to include the personalized glyph idea, and the extending scarf, so I cut the scarf into sections, which could be tied on with lacing. I think it will be available with a base length, and the option to add sections to your order. I would like to be able to print glyphs on each section, so I’m considering trying to work something out with a local screenprinting shop.
There’s one more sketch coming up, so I’ll explain more about the customization there.
As a side note, I’m having some difficulty coming up with a good name for the coat. My favorite so far is the ‘Journeyman’, but it will be available for men and women, so I don’t think that works. Another option would be the Wanderer (which made me think of a Shadow of the Colossus/Journey crossover, and I smiled). What do you think?