Alien Ideas

When I first created Cozmo, the Little Green Dude™ as a figurine line and presented it to my employer at the time, Cast Art Industries, I had also created a lot of other humorous, alien-based scenarios to accompany the line and which also never saw the light of day.

Alien_meets_Clam

Back in the 90’s anything and everything could be made into a figurine with modest success. Unfortunately, by the time I had created Cozmo, the figurine market was on its deathbed and, like many of my artistic efforts, suffered from poor timing. This particular doodle was one of many ideas I would do more as a brainstorming exercise.

Christmas Past – Part 2

Christmas snowman figurine designed by Frank GrauContinuing from yesterday, here are more Christmas giftware designs I created for various lines.

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.Baby Steps ornament designed by Frank GrauBaby Steps musical designed by Frank GrauChristmas ornament designed by Frank GrauChristmas ornament designed by Frank Grau

Clownin’ Around

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).