Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Pitches and Woes

I've just had the great opportunity of pitching some show ideas to Nickelodeon International and while my attempts were unsuccessful (this time) it was a perfect chance to try something new and even learn a little bit in the process.
So although the overall ideas were not quite right, I was still happy with the artwork and character designs, so I thought I would share them on here.

These guys below are from a Pirate show I've had bubbling in my head for a while now. Guess its time to put them to bed, or maybe a burial at sea would be more appropriate.
Thanks for stopping by.

18 comments:

  1. Those look great my friend. Just remember... that most of those whom you pitch to have no clue what a good show should be like... most just want cookie cutter copies. If you feel you have a really great idea and honestly believe it could be a good show, then don't put it to rest just because some suits say it didn't cut it!
    ..But that's just me... I hardly take no for an answer!

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  2. Please don't put it to rest. I'd love to see an animatic with these characters, to get a feel for the show. That would be sweet.

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  3. what a great characters!!! I just love them! Absoluetly! ♥

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  4. Great work. sorry to hear about the set back, but keep at it because your characters rock.

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  5. awesome job chris. always a pleasure to see your work.

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  6. These are very nice designs. Good ideas don't die, they are reborn with a different mask.

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  7. Really great expressions and good renderings. :) keep em comin!

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  8. great stuff, chris! I love the mood of the first piece and all the characters are awesome... it's great that you learned from this experience, 'cause that's the most important thing. rejection is just a part of this business, and as far as I can see, it's their loss. keep up the amazing work!

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  9. oh, man...too bad! i think your pirate characters are awesome! maybe you should do a children's book with them.

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  10. love your blog. great illustrations, great style!

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  11. I love the designs! Great job!

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  12. yes, love some of the expressions and poses on the pirates piece. The lighting and action shot on the first piece is great too! I agree with Rawls, there aren't hardly any good cartoons on anymore - it would be better if you developed this as a web series so you would have more creative control over it - would love to see some of these characters animated.

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  13. These designs are superb! I am drooling at the thought of seeing these characters in action. I have to concur with everyone else here and encourage you to find another outlet for this property. Truly, wonderful work!

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  14. I love your designs! Great work!

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