Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Ya gotta give me props

Some people think I'm just a character designer. Some people think I'm just a prop designer. The real answer is I'm BOTH. While working on DEXTER'S and PPG, we would design characters, props, and effects. (One or two of these is from JOHNNY TEST, which I freelanced while supervising characters on another show) Here's a sampling of some of my prop designs:







Simple props like these are fun, too:




BOOM.

Coming soon: GIANT ROBOTS

24 comments:

Serapio Calm said...

I truly give you props! Awesome work my friend!

burgerlog said...

nice poops...uh props.

Rick said...

Love the jet, and Val's wheels :)

Miah Alcorn said...

Amazing stuff as alway Mr. Battle. Your line work is astounding and what lovely designs. Always so inspirational.

g-fifty said...

love the simple stuff dude! great work!

Jay D Smith said...

cool stuff, cant wait for the giant robots!

Shane said...

Chris,
Been following your stuff since a few 7 or so months back when I was on over at Cartoon Network.. Truely inspiring.. Thanks for sharing more great drawings... the stuff you did on Samurai Jack and Dexters is crazy wicked!!!! Hella Props!!!

Rob Lilly said...

I dig your designs man! Looking forward to seeing more of 'em.

donblogs05 said...

very inspiring, and fun designs. what was your very first character design job. how long do jobs like that last?

Chris Battle said...

Thanks for all the compliments, guys; I'm also enjoying all your blogs, too!

Don, my first animation gig was The *New* Pink Panther (The one where they decided he needed to talk.) That one lasted for only 6 months (A quick 13 eps.), but the whole Dexter's Lab/Powerpuff Girls/Samurai Jack thing lasted 7 years. Sometimes ya get lucky, and sometimes ya gotta hustle to find your next job. Doing good work and making friends are key to staying employed.

donblogs05 said...

hey thanks so much for the quick answer to my questions...I wish I knew a way to message you privately so I am not having to ask you questions in your comments section.

another couple quick questions, I have a bachelors degree in animation, its been a year and I barely get any freelance work especially in the fields I want to work in (basically the work that you are doing)...can you give me a critique of my work, it would be greatly appreciated especially from someone who is already worked in the industry I am shooting for. any other advice would be lovely!

www.pencilspill.com

I won't throw any more long messages here again...sorry in advance

Jorge said...

Oh man these are so sweet! You can tell you were having alot fun with these designs! Can't wait to see Giant Robots! Props must be given.

Leo said...

These are awesome props! Bring on the robots! =)

Schmiddy said...

Detxers and PPG were both shows tht were and always be GOLD in my book! You did some wicked work on that stuff, would love to see more!

ELiza Jäppinen said...

Somehow I always figured props like that were designed in illustrator... My god your lines are fabulous!

Will Kane said...

Hi Chris,

I found your link on Toru Fukuda's site.

Ah, prop and vehicle design truly the most difficult off all cartoon disciplines (at least for me).

Keep up the good work!

-WK

paublo said...

Dexters re-fuled my passion for animation, so I guess you're somehow responsible dude! Still my fav. show...thanx for sharing, you rock!

Alina Chau said...

Very coooool prop designs!

Andre Moore said...

really cool prop designs. Glad i ran across your page

Franchu said...

WAW!!! This cartoons are fantastic!!!!! I most like the race car, it's so great

Thorsten Hasenkamm said...

Great great stuff!

Anonymous said...

Yeah ! great sketches ! I like what you do...greetings frum Amsterdam.

Leendert, studio illurama
http://www.illurama.nl

davidvfx said...

mmmm the plane remembre ny to the Vf-19 from Macross Pluss anime....

Hobo Divine said...

you got chops I'll definitely give you props!