Wednesday, April 25, 2007

I'm not a vegetable, I will not control myself





Here's another project I'm working on for Compass Creative, who are handling the art-directing on the project. It's a cover for a school workbook, aimed at teaching kids to eat properly. The concept is a race between healthy foods and junk foods. Which is pretty un-realistic in my opinion, but hey I just do what I'm told. Anyways, guess who wins? Well, I wanted it to be the fries...they're so light, they would win right? But I was overruled. So here are some really quick sketches and cover composition ideas. So no one guessed that flag! It was the YUKON territories, which is a territory of Canada. You all need to learn your provinces and territories. New contest- who knows where I got the title of this post from? Hint: it's a song. Called "Vegetable". By a band. A band called Radiohead. Whoops.

15 comments:

Goobeetsablog said...

hahaha
very entertaining.
I liked looking at the pencils

Todd Oman said...

These are awesome, I love the fries and your right he would win for sure because he can remove fries as he runs making him lighter and lighter.

Andrea said...

These are just too good. Except I'm going to have to disagree. The apple would definitely win. Although he isn't exactly aerodynamic, at least he wouldn't leave a trail of fries bouncing out behind him. And if there was a breeze that day, he would totally get blown to the back. Don't be ridiculous. I mean, really people, it's just simple physics...

S.T. Lewis said...

These are the coolest! I played basketball a couple of nights ago, and I think the sketch of the bag of chips most resembles how I felt. There's something about that cheering milk carton that I love... really nice sketches all around, though. Very nice, Ben.

Anonymous said...

unreal...
button nose

benjatoon! said...

dude ecxellent cartoons characters

Ken Chandler said...

These are great Ben! I love the incorporation of photo and illustration. Their expressions are great too! I'm sold! Now if I can just convince my appetite to not crave hamburgers and fries. Dang!
Great sketches too!

Dustin A. Foust said...

DUDE! These are FREAKING AWESOME! I love the concept. I love the bottom right Illustration. Great Work!

Joel Reynolds said...

I still like your blog, Guy!
JR

ken said...

haha love the characters dude

Andrew Glazebrook said...

These are all super, great looking characters !!!!

Melly-Mel said...

Just droppin' by to show you some love... You draw well even in Canada. :) Love the concept. Awesome technique. LATES!

PS... Florida misses you!

milkyteets said...

awesome, my friend is actually working on childrens book featuring veges and fruit characters... Cool!

cdeboda said...

Just been browsing thru your blog here. Some very nice work. Looking forward to seeing more.

Ben Clanton said...

hehe Very fun and good for you!