Just like last year, a lot of artists created artwork for Jon Esparza's 'Crazy Cartoon Experiment'. As before, the main subject was to draw a helium filled dog that was about to bump into a cactus. You can imagine what happens next! Jon asked if I wanted to participate this time around but, I just couldn't leave it at that and created the scene above with some very ingenious mutts and a whole bunch of cactusses! (Click to enlarge).
For this scene, I needed some sort of Mayan pyramid, something resembling the one in Chichen Itza, but far less detailed, something that would fit the cartoony style. I modeled a low poly pyramid in Maya with a little more than 3000 vertices and imported it into Photoshop CC. Using it's native 3D features I integrated it with the rest of the artwork (click to enlarge).