Rubik’s Cube Toy Concepts

Recently I was approached by the Smiley Company. They wanted to pitch the Rubik’s Cube people with some ideas for expanding the Rubik’s brand into other toys and they needed a lot of artwork to help sell the concepts.

They gave me a giant list of really fun ideas. Most were fully formed but there were also a few I helped develop, all under the art direction of Smiley. There was so much work (over 65 illustrations) that I brought in some help on the final renderings from three other pro illustrators: Bob Ostrom, Justin Dial, and Carlo Lo Raso.

Here’s a small sampling of the final concepts I submitted (click images to enlarge):

Rubik's Cube-Twisty Math PuzzleSmiley Rubik's Cube Ceramic GardenSmiley Rubik's Cube RattleSmiley Rubik's Cube Build-A-Maze ConceptSmiley Rubik's Cube Origami Concept

Sketchbook Silliness: Feb-Mar 2017

I was unusually busy during February and March finishing up a giant project involving over 300 illustrations! But I also managed to squeak out a few webcomics:

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021717-Sheep


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031617-Apples


My entire archive of cartoons is at sketchbooksilliness.com. If you support my comics on Patreon you can get BONUS cartoon gag sketches and other goodies that are only for my Patreon backers! Here’s a sneak peak at the past few bonus gags:

BackerGags-Thumbs-FebMar2017

 

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Valentine’s Day Illustration for Lowe’s

Valentine's Day Activity Illustration for Lowe's

One of my clients, the Strottman agency, hired me to illustrate a children’s activity page with a Valentine’s Day theme for the home improvement chain Lowe’s. The male and female character had already been designed by another artist but otherwise this was built entirely from scratch. My understanding is that these were printed and distributed to kids who came in to the store with their parents for family activities and workshops during February.

Advertising Illustration for Luther Auto

Luther Auto Illustration by Cedric Hohnstadt

Brooklyn Center is a Minneapolis suburb with a stretch of road containing several car dealerships that are all owned by Luther Auto. Last summer I was hired by the Minneapolis Star-Tribune to do a full-color illustration for Luther depicting a simplified version of that stretch of road. The artwork was used as an ad in the newspaper and online.

Sketchbook Silliness: January 2017

I posted a couple of more cartoons this month:

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011617-Wool

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My entire archive of cartoons is at sketchbooksilliness.com. If you support my comics on Patreon you can get BONUS cartoon gag sketches and other goodies. These are usually gags I’m on the fence about so quality will vary, but as of now only my Patreon backers get to see them! Here’s a sneak peak at the past few bonus gags:

BackerGags-Thumbs-Jan2017

Support Me On Patreon

I’m trying to post one new Sketchbook Silliness cartoon every week or so and at least a couple of bonus gags per month. Hope they give you a chuckle!