Black Hole Sun

January 10, 2009

This maze is named after the Soundgarden song “Black Hole Sun”, and is fairly appropriately titled considering there’s a massive black hole with swirling colors coming towards it in the picture.  This maze took me about two weeks to complete – editing took less than a day, however.  The paths you’ll notice are somewhat grainy – this is the natural effect of the pen bleeding on the the paper and not only does it help keep an authentic look, but its also unnoticeable when scaled back to the normal zoom.

If you were attempting to actually do this maze, I’d say your chances are about 5%.  The overwhelming majority of starting paths never have a chance to make it to the end, so you’ll find yourself starting over and over.  The start is in the upper right (choose any path coming from the edge of the picture).  The end is the one little path at the bottom of the black hole.

Any questions, comments, or if you’re interested in getting a print, please just write me an email at www.mazedojo.com!

Black Hole Sun

Here are two alternate versions of my Planet Caravan maze.  These were simple ‘experiments’ mainly just done to learn about different tricks and tools in photoshop.

This first one is just a smeared background of the original with several effects layered on top of it:

Planet Caravan II

The second is the same maze but with a different background.  I was trying to learn about the line tool in photoshop and thats the background I came up with:

Heartland

And here is that background just by itself:

Heartland Background

As always, please see more of these, download larger versions, purchase prints, inquire about anything at www.mazedojo.com!  And leave comments!

Planet Caravan

January 2, 2009

This is a simple maze I drew in about a day.  The maze itself is hand-drawn, while the coloring is computerized.  The original background of Planet Caravan is a large photo of the Milky Way – I stained the image purple and added several effects to ease the contrast between the maze and the photo.  For being drawn in one day, I think it turned out OK.

The start is on the left hand side (the red circles) and the end is in the lower right corner.  The maze itself is not particularly challenging, so give it a try!   You can download the full size version of this and several more at my gallery site, http://www.mazedojo.com.  And be sure to comment!

Maze

Maze

Elements Preview

January 24, 2008

This is arguably my most complex maze to date.  As of now it is not photoshopped.  I will soon however.  I started this one before Goodbye in November, and hopefully the edit job will be done in February.

My advice to you is to not even try to beat it.  It’s insane.  The start is anywhere in the bold circle in the mid-left of the page (where the 4 bold paths meet), and then end is the bottom left, in the black hole.  You’ll really need to see this blown up to even start to make sense of it.  There are some confusing characteristics to it as well, and I might have to write out specific rules for people to follow.

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Biplane versus the Volcano

November 10, 2007

This maze is intentionally cartoony, with very basic, geometric trees, mountains, fire… etc. The start is from the top of the Volcano, and it ends with the escaping biplane.  See close-ups at www.mazedojo.com!

volcanoweb