Today in nearly every beach tourist shop, there's one thing in common. There's always some kind of ceramic Volkswagen Bus with the name of the place you're in on it. I don't know why specifically, but I'm not complaining. What I decided to do, is look into the future, about 50 years or so. By then, the Volkswagen Bus may have lost it's reputation as the beach vehicle icon it is today. My idea was to think about what the beach icon would be in, say, 2068.
I ended up choosing the 2018 Honda Odyssey Elite as my focus vehicle. The Honda Odyssey has always been an iconic USDM minivan, and I don't see that changing any time soon (except for when the second gen automatic transmission ate itself). Anyways, the new Odyssey Elite is one of the nicest vans you can buy today, up with the likes of the Chrysler Pacifica and the Toyota Sienna. I started by drawing an outline of the Odyssey, with some guiding lines to help me decipher where the curves and angles of this van are. Next, I proceeded to trace it over on a clay tablet with the help of this video.
After tracing over the drawing on clay, I began to start carving out the shape of the van. I decided the door handles, wing mirror, and wheels would be added on later to make it pop out more. I also used tools to make the body lines on the van, as you can see with the light suggestion lines. After carving out the van, I made the handles, mirror, and wheels and attached them to the van. I also decided to cut off the tail light and re-add it to make it pop more, as it does on the actual van. I also planned to add in the three main characters of Mame Mame Rock, as seen in a lot of Ozizo's works.
Finally, I painted and added detail to the fired sculpture, finalising it so that it could be hung on a wall.