Illustrations for Chuck E. Cheese

Chuck E. Cheese has a YouTube channel where they use puppets and songs to help sell their pizzas. Recently they decided to do a music video explaining the origin story of their band of characters. Rather than use the puppets they opted for some flashback illustrations done in a watercolor storybook style. I was fortunate enough to be hired for the job.

They asked me to not illustrate the characters as puppets. Instead, they wanted me to try and match other modern 2D versions of the characters which in some cases were slightly different designs from the puppets. I did a total of nineteen illustrations. Here’s a few samples followed by the finished video:

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:

013017-Home


021717-Sheep


030617-Web


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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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!