In between client projects I was able to draw up a few more goofy cartoons for my webcomic Sketchbook Silliness:
Recently I was interviewed by Bryan Aiello for his YouTube podcast, Origin: Stories on Creativity. It was a fun discussion, mostly about my webcomic Sketchbook Silliness but we talked about a few other things too. You can listen to it in the YouTube link above.
For more interviews, check out Bryan’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbSnMk6QPiULXmKDYmwCmIg
Recently the Strottman Agency pitched the Disney Store with an idea for some Disney Princess-themed wood kits. Their concept was to have wood punch-outs with glitter stickers and a bit of interactivity with simple lights and music. The Strottman Agency roughed out the concepts and then hired me to do tight sketches with color to make it look nice for their presentation.
One of my regular clients is the Strottman Agency. When they want to pitch a new kid’s meal toy idea to Chick-Fil-A, they will sometimes hire me to create visuals to help sell the concept. They are a creative bunch and usually come to me with rough ideas already in place, which makes my job easier because I mostly just have to flesh it out and make it look nice.
Here are some samples we did for a tie-in with National Geographic Kids:
Here are some kids meal toy ideas with a superhero theme:
And here are a couple of other misc. concepts I did for them:
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):