Goodness, this day seems to come up so quickly. Well, we’ll keep the tree up through to the new year, and then it’s back to life as usual. I don’t know about you, but this is a nice Christmas. It’s not that there are lots of material gifts or any such thing, but the time spent with family and loved ones is great. I hope you’re all having a very Merry Christmas celebrating the birth of baby Jesus. As for the sketch, well, the clownin’ around never stops.
Actually, this isn’t Frosty. It’s a clown snowman from the Slapstix figurines line. One of the bazillion Christmas items I designed while at Cast Art Industries.
The “thin” snowman is from the same line as the “thin” Santa I shared yesterday.
I’m also sharing some designs I did for a baby shoe ornament line called Baby Steps. Rather than show my drawings, I thought I’d show you the finished product from images scanned from Cast Art Industries’ catalog. I designed about a dozen of these Christmas ornaments. I also designed another dozen of these, which were non-Christmas, musical versions, and of which I’m including an image.
My last post covered Disney’s Pooh & Friends products I designed for the giftware industry, many of them for Christmas. I did many Christmas designs for other giftware lines as well. Those designs covered many categories, including figurines, ornaments, musicals, water-balls, and other items.
Here are several designs I did for various lines. These illustrations were done for design purposes only and were not “finished” pieces of art meant for public consumption. As before, I’m simply offering a glimpse into the artwork used to manufacture giftware products. I’ll be posting more from these same lines in the days ahead.
I had designed a line of clown figurines -called “Slapstix”- while at Cast Art Industries, back in the 1990s. I had drawn a ton of clown designs; more so than we could ever produce. I literally filled a wall with drawings.
After Cast Art closed its doors, Second Nature Designs commissioned me do a similar clown line, however, these were only busts.
Here’s one design from that line (perhaps in the future, I’ll spend an entire week posting a load of these).