I recently discovered Odosketch, but only started using it in the last couple of days. Odosketch is an online drawing app that offers a limited range of colours but is surprisingly versatile. If you need to doodle, but can't find your drawing pad then this might just do the trick.

 

Having seen Spike Jonze's Where the Wild Things Are, as a fan of the original picture book by Maurice Sendak I have to say I was greatly disappointed. The spirit of the original story seemed to have disappeared and the design of the Wild Things' island did not remind me in any way of the wonderful illustrations in Sendak's book.

However, last night while surfing Youtube I found this early Disney CG animation test for their version of Where the Wild Things Are from 1983. Max is animated traditionally, and is seen running through the 3d house after his dog. According to the Neatorama website, this method was considered too expensive and John Lasseter was fired from Disney shortly after making this test.

 

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I hope you all enjoyed the holidays! I know it's a bit late, but here is a '2010' wallpaper, free for you to download! The font is 'Creaky Frank', and I also used one of Greenspoon's smoke brushes for Photoshop as a final touch!

 

Coming Up in January:

  • Another Teacup LOLcats comic
  • a new layout
  • more concept art!

Thank you for visiting Squibbleworld in 2009, 2010 will be even better! Don't forget, you can follow Squibbleworld on Twitter!

 

Just for fun, a few weeks ago I decided to enter the TVNZ Ratchet and Clank competition. The object was to design a weapon that could be used in the new game 'Ratchet and Clank Future'. The design also had to be annotated, describing how the parts worked. I drew the design, scanned it and then coloured it in Painter. Final effects and text were added in Photoshop. While I was not a finalist, I had a great time with this poster and learnt a lot of new ways to experiment with Painter. Here is my entry:

 

 

I've been working on improving Ketchup's design, and have decided I don't like how the paws appear a bit like hooves. Originally I wanted Ketchup's design to echo that of Squibble, who has no fingers or toes and is all round shapes. However, this approach doesn't seem to work on a cat's paws! Here are two versions of Ketchup with and without toes. There are also some other character development sketches on the same sheets.