While making Disney Infinity: Monsters University Play Set, we realized there was a need for some non-violent, playful ways to interact with the students on campus. I came up with a little side story in which Scott Squibbles (Squishy) had a biology class from which he rescued some lab animals. These lab animals were little octopus-like round creatures that loved to be thrown through the air and bounce off things.
Tossing these “Squibble Balls” at the students would have resulted in chuckles and silliness, something we really wanted to fit into the M.U. Play Set. I drew this concept sheet to not only explain the idea, but also to give an idea of the flavor of humor that should have accompanied the concept. Sometimes it’s more important to inspire a theme in a piece of concept of art than it is to nail down the actual visual.
I’m going back in the archives and finding some of my older work to post. In this short storyboard from the Pirates Play Set for Disney Infinity, you can see how a few extra pose frames can really help indicate performance for the animators.
Here’s this year’s entries into my Halloweenies printable figure series, as well as the other 20 previous characters! Sign up for my newsletter to get the latest news on Chim Chum, my art, upcoming appearances and special sale codes. Happy Halloween!
Here’s the last art I’ll be posting before Salt Lake Comic Con begins tomorrow. If you want to buy a print or mini-print of any of my artwork, an original, a signed copy of the Chim Chum book or a commissioned sketch, I’ll be in Artist’s Alley at booth Black 16. From my understanding, this is fairly close to the entrance and toward the east wall of the convention floor.
Even if you don’t intend to buy anything, stop and say hello if you’re a fan. I really enjoy meeting people who follow my work. I owe my career to you, so you have every right to come bug me for a few minutes.
I’d also like to remind you that a portion of my sales will aid Best Friends Animal Society of Utah and anyone who makes a purchase at my booth will receive a coupon code for a discount at my online art store as well.
Have a great weekend, and thank you for your support!