Unused Character Developments for Spur Steak Ranches.

I was invited to revitalise the Spur Steak Ranches Characters recently. Sadly my pitch wasn’t successful but I enjoyed the process immensely. I am looking forward to seeing the new characters that will be revitalised by another artist to learn how I missed the mark. Improvement improvement, improvement… 😀

Buttercup
Buttercup
Soaring Eagle
Buffalo Brave

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Cartoon Character Development

Unused Ping the Panda for a soon to be launched web site.

It starts with rough ideas and a workaround to get the details clear…
I added a bit of shading to show the patterning…

Sadly the job has been canned. The client not being happy with the direction the character was going. Apparently not committed to the process nor understanding how much work goes into developing a character.

Ping will not be seen online as the mascot to the website, but will be here for all to see and enjoy!! 😉

CiCi is ready for Christmas!

Fresh from the World Cup in Japan, my creation Crazy Crafts’ Cici is back for Christmas.
Keep an eye out for Cici – like Santa you never know where he could turn up next!

Crazy Crafts’ CeeCee goes to the next level!

Once in a while the response to a character that I have designed is met with the same enthusiasm, love and joy as I felt whilst developing it.  Crazy Crafts CeeCee is just such an example.

CeeCee began as a simple 2D character and workaround:

Client absolutely loved CeeCee and decided to turn my design into a life-sized statue for trade shows, and a soft toy for kids!

The response was amazing, the kids were entranced by the loveable and approachable CeeCee. The client decided to take it to the next level and a full sized mascot costume was created for trade shows, school functions and general branding and marketing opportunities.

Wow!  All kudos to Jan Balt the owner of Crazy Crafts for taking this cute little ball of love and running with it.  I am so proud of what CeeCee has become, I wish Jan, Crazy Crafts and CeeCee every success in the future!

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