Last night we completed our first (very loose) Dropkick Challenge! When I mean very loose, we had received three responses and we used creative license to tweak the idea just a tad. That being said, we will explore a better way to get feedback in the future (we are thinking a one click-poll option).
The original idea suggested was "Pirate Island." We had never done or thought of doing a pirate theme before and we happily welcomed the idea. Our first stage in designing a room is to both mock up rough sketches of the layout and discuss our scenes with each other. We both agreed on a "skull island" type rock formation, palm trees, a treasure chest in the distance, paper parrots, etc. Classic pirate island. But as we were walking to the dollar store to stock up on poster paper and other random materials we may need, we realized that we were discouraged by our original sketches. We had done jungle scenes before and I am pretty sure Maris has made enough paper palms to last a lifetime. Feeling creatively mehhh, we realized we needed to switch it up.
The whole point of Dropkick Designs is not only to build a design business, but to promote and foster our own personal creativity. And for things like this in which we are not getting paid, we decided to take the concept into our own hands. Sticking with the pirate theme, we went back to the drawing board (quite literally - well the back of scrap paper) and mapped out a pirate ship's quarters. We don't do interiors enough and wanted to take advantage of the opportunity to step outside the purely decade inspired themes we have done in the pas. So AYYYY MATEY, we were back on track.
I won't go into strenuous detail about the process since we captured some great moments on our instagram stories. We have also captured our dynamic and love for making fun of each other (also I swear we were not under the influence of drugs or alcohol). You can see these below as well as the final product. It was great fun and a good experiment into what we hope will be on-going thing!
This challenge took us from 7pm to 10:30pm - construction, lighting, costume/make-up, and breakdown. Ideally we will continue and devote a whole day to this activity in the future! We just wanted to deliver a product in two weeks as promised.
Stick with us guys, treasure awaits (and more lame jokes by Molly)!
Molly's Instagram Story:
Maris' Instagram Story:
Here is the final product!