Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Crispy Creepies

Here's my illustration for the new "Cereal Killers" book for Von Kreep over at Kreepsville Industries.

I really wanted to do a lesser known cereal, so I based mine on a cereal called Crispy Critters circa 1966. I loved the layout of these boxes so much. I love how they really frame the character with text and cereal shapes...

Here's the sketch:

Here's the flat version (before photoshop textures):


Blogger warren said...

HOLY CRAP! This is awesome! I love it! I've always dug your work, but this is tops.

I can't wait to see the book! So many great submissions popping up in the blogosphere...

8:26 PM  
Blogger burgerlog said...

i like those little crispy guys!

1:02 AM  
Blogger spacesick said...

Yeah, this is wild, man! I gotta get my hands on that book.

I'm also a big fan of all your i am 8-bit paintings. I've been nervous about submitting something to that open-call, but I have nothing to lose so I might as well.

6:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great stuff! What's your technique for inking? Brush, pens, markers, Flash, Illustrator?

9:52 PM  
Blogger PotatoFarmGirl said...

I like that yeti type fellow very much! I would eat this cereal!

11:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think that's my favorite thing you've done to date.

12:43 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Tastey looking..great job

8:41 AM  
Blogger Gabe Swarr said...

I ink everything in flash. I flash colored it as well, then just exported it out, and textured it in photoshop.

I used to ink everything traditionally but I git sick of scanning and cleaning up. Besides with Flash, you can resize very easily!

I really like the brush tool in Flash, it looks really nice. It looks like real brush...

9:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice! I've made several size custom brushes that work similar to the brush in Flash. It's certainly nice for flexibility when doing work for print.

2:48 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

wow! your work is awesome! very inspirational.

3:24 PM  
Blogger WIL BRANCA said...

I love these!!!

But then again, what else would you expect from the brother of the man who captured Saddam?

1:11 PM  
Blogger Von Kreep said...

Hey Gabe,
Once again, thanks from the bottom on my black heart for creating such a wayout monster box art piece for Cereal Killers! I'll keep you posted on things for sure!

Your putrid pal,

Von Kreep

11:42 AM  
Blogger AARON BLECHA said...

Thanks for posting this- especially the process of your, um, process.

I especially love the hairy guy. I can see him as a Muppet, flopping and dancing around. What's his story?

Gonna be a grrrrrreat book.

4:01 AM  
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Blogger brian smith said...

i like these a lot Gabe. really nice designs and the colors are nice too.

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