FAN ART FRIDAY — pt. 2!

4. I think I saved the best for last, don’t you? AriellaMay’s delightful ‘run cycle’ for Chunky. SO, SO CUTE!

To see more of AriellaMay’s art, click here.

FAN ART FRIDAY — pt. 1!

This week’s fan art is the work of one VERY talented artist, AriellaMay. I posted a pic of hers a while back (the Chunky and Stitch sketch re-posted below), and was casually browsing her deviantART account again recently when I noticed that she’d done MORE Chunky pics — LOTS more. And they were are SO COOL! How could I possibly resist posting them? Answer: I could not.

1. Here it is. Chunky and Stitch. The drawing that first brought AriellaMay’s art to The Croods Tumblr. Holds up nicely, doesn’t it?

2. Up next: Toothless and Chunky! Hiccup and Eep! Okay, so not only has AriellaMay mastered ALL of Chris Sanders’ critters, she’s rubbing it in our faces that she draws HUMANS perfectly, too. IT’S NOT FAIR!

3. Aw, this one’s sweet. A solo Chunky. Waitaminute — where did that feather come from? And where is the critter it used to be attached to? And why does Chunky’s belly look so full?!

Something tells me we are now short one bearowl.

To see more of AriellaMay’s art, click here.

Part 2 coming soon!

FAN ART FRIDAY SATURDAY

Here’s a first for our Fan Art Fridays — Croods crochet! These crush-worthy crafts were created by Sarai (a.k.a. Kira-Kat). The first time I saw a photo of Sarai’s Crispy Bear, I knew I had to track her down and ask her if we could post a picture of it here. You can imagine my delight when I found her deviantART account — and her adorable mousephants!

The description for her Crispy Bear read:

I’ve been working on some plushies at work for our next movie promotion, The Croods. This is Crispy Bear, or well, a cuter version of it. It is the dead bear cub that the youngest uses as a teddy bear in the movie. This will probably be carried around by one of us at the premier or it will be used to decorate the cave side of the lobby.

I was blown away by Sarai’s creations and had to know more. I asked her if she’d provide a little back-story. Does she work for DreamWorks? Does she work for the theater hosting the US premier? Or is she just an extremely crafty, Geppetto-like toy maker hoping for a miracle that will change her handiwork into REAL mousephants and crispy bears?

The answer: None of the above!

No, I don’t work for DreamWorks. I work at a movie theater and The Croods is this quarter’s movie promotion. We decorate the theater, dress up, have different groups come in, and hold activities for the kids.


The elephant mice will probably be used in a bean bag toss type game, along with another animal that I have yet to decide on. lol! Crispy Bear will probably adorn a counter at the concession stand or be carried around by a manager or usher. I’m currently working on a turtle bird and Belt. One of the managers has requested that I make Belt for him to wear around.


Sounds like a cool theater! And here’s the best part:

I’ll be posting a lot more plushies and such before the movie comes out too.

I can’t wait!

To view more of Sarai’s art, click here.
To check out Sarai’s Etsy store, click here.

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This next piece of fan art is from Cyndy (a.k.a. cynder401). It’s an anthropomorphic re-imagining of The Croods' two teen stars, Guy and Eep. I LOVE how Cyndy managed to COMPLETELY change the characters' physical attributes, but was still able to make them instantly recognizable through a creative reworking of their clothes, hairstyles and color schemes. Turning Guy's boots into gray-haired hind legs was GENIUS. I also dig how Cyndy turned Guy's necklace into a collar. A seemingly simple tweak, but I never would've thought of it! Hmn…I wonder, do dog breeders take requests? I WANT A PAIR OF PUPS LIKE THESE! To view more of Cyndy art, click here.

FAN ART FRIDAY SATURDAY

This next piece of fan art is from Cyndy (a.k.a. cynder401). It’s an anthropomorphic re-imagining of The Croods' two teen stars, Guy and Eep. I LOVE how Cyndy managed to COMPLETELY change the characters' physical attributes, but was still able to make them instantly recognizable through a creative reworking of their clothes, hairstyles and color schemes. Turning Guy's boots into gray-haired hind legs was GENIUS. I also dig how Cyndy turned Guy's necklace into a collar. A seemingly simple tweak, but I never would've thought of it! Hmn…I wonder, do dog breeders take requests? I WANT A PAIR OF PUPS LIKE THESE!

To view more of Cyndy art, click here.

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Today’s first piece of fan art comes courtesy of Alison Hawkins (a.k.a. HeroOfZeros). It’s a personality-packed portrait of Guy and Belt. What a deep-hued bit of beauty, eh? The background blues were perfectly chosen. They’re so rich, they remind me of that magic time on a summer night when the sun has gone down, but the darkness has yet to fully take hold. And just look at the adoration in Guy’s eyes as he glances down at his “cook, conversationalist and navigator.” That is the look of eternal friendship, and it’s SO DAMNED CUTE! Oh, and Belt? CG painted to perfection.  To view more of Alison’s art, click here.

FAN ART FRIDAY SATURDAY

Today’s first piece of fan art comes courtesy of Alison Hawkins (a.k.a. HeroOfZeros). It’s a personality-packed portrait of Guy and Belt. What a deep-hued bit of beauty, eh? The background blues were perfectly chosen. They’re so rich, they remind me of that magic time on a summer night when the sun has gone down, but the darkness has yet to fully take hold. And just look at the adoration in Guy’s eyes as he glances down at his “cook, conversationalist and navigator.” That is the look of eternal friendship, and it’s SO DAMNED CUTE! Oh, and Belt? CG painted to perfection.

To view more of Alison’s art, click here.

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These two drawings were done by former Fan Art Friday contributor, Michael (a.k.a. Cliffjumperprime2). Michael’s original submissions were a trio of colorful critter still lifes. This time around, Michael has upped the ante, adding action poses, landscapes and additional critters to his drawings! What’s more, each of these drawings TELLS A STORY.

In the first drawing, we see one of those ludicrous-looking liyotes being chased by a piranhakeet. The way Michael drew the liyote’s tongue dangling out of his mouth, blowing in the breeze, cracks me up. The second drawing portrays a slightly more serene scene. In it, we see the Macawnivore (a.k.a. Chunky Death!) watching from the top of a cliff as a couple of crocopups gnaw on what’s left of some poor critter’s skeleton. As a Disneyland die-hard, this scene immediately brought to mind the moment in The Jungle Cruise where your boat happens upon a family of lions eating a zebra. (“Look, kids. It’s Simba and Nala from The Lion King. Aw, that Zebra is dead tired.”) For that alone: ALL-CAPS KUDOS.

One more strange compliment: I really like the almost sinewy look of the cliff in the second drawing. It kinda looks like muscle tissue, but clearly reads as rock. It’s a new approach, and I think it works wonderfully.

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Today’s first piece of fan art is from W. Means. It’s a super-sassy portrait of Eep and the man-eating plant that she wrestled in Chris Sanders’ Croods storyboards. I’ve been doing this blog for a little over a year, and this is the first time I’ve seen anyone draw Eep in this particular style. It reminds me of the 70/80s MAD Magazine art, with a bit of old-timey fairground caricature in there for added zing. From the flirty pose to the cocky facial expression, W. Means’ Eep is oozing with attitude and appeal.
Come to think of it, Chris Sanders would probably get a kick out this pic, too. Heaven knows he loves the cutie-pie pin-ups, arched arches and curled toes!

FAN ART FRIDAY

Today’s first piece of fan art is from W. Means. It’s a super-sassy portrait of Eep and the man-eating plant that she wrestled in Chris Sanders’ Croods storyboards. I’ve been doing this blog for a little over a year, and this is the first time I’ve seen anyone draw Eep in this particular style. It reminds me of the 70/80s MAD Magazine art, with a bit of old-timey fairground caricature in there for added zing. From the flirty pose to the cocky facial expression, W. Means’ Eep is oozing with attitude and appeal.

Come to think of it, Chris Sanders would probably get a kick out this pic, too. Heaven knows he loves the cutie-pie pin-ups, arched arches and curled toes!

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The Croods fan art keeps pouring in, and I am LOVING it! Today’s first piece comes from Stefan Ellison (a.k.a. MrCoat). It’s an ENDLESSLY ENDEARING portrait of Eep. Do you recognize her pose? It’s from the scene in the second trailer where Eep is given her first pair of shoes. It’s the funniest film clip released thus far, and Stefan’s depiction of it is spot-on. Look at those half-moon eyes and smile. They perfectly portray Eep’s giddy delight. Heck, they perfectly capture MY delight — at this drawing!

To view more of Stefan’s art, click here.

This next piece is from Luis Garcia (a.k.a. tigerbreath13). It’s the candy-colored cast of an as-yet-unmade spin-off of The CroodsThe Macawnivores. Hanna and Barbera’s grandkids need to re-form the company a.s.a.p. so they can launch this as a Saturday morning cartoon. I know I’d get up extra early on the weekend if it meant eating my Cocoa Puffs in front of this fanged ‘n’ furry foursome.

A quick aside: Most art classes offered in public schools push life drawing and reward realism. So when I come across an artist whose work is UNABASHEDLY CARTOONY, I’ve gotta give them a special shout-out for their persistence of vision and dedication to the silly. Keep drawing like you’re drawing, Luis. YOUR WORK IS WONDERFUL!

To view more of Luis’ art, click here.

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Today’s first piece of fan art comes from Brenda (a.k.a. Tenaciousdiva). It’s an eye-catching action shot of Eep swinging Tarzan-style through the trees. I LOVE the wood-burn style of piece. It gives it that extra bit of exoticism and adventure, and sorta looks like something that the Croods might’ve drawn on the walls of their cave! The leaves rushing past and the smoldering volcano in the background are also great touches. It’s details like these that make the piece feel like a brief glimpse of a bigger story. If ‘Brenda’ turns out to be the online alias of a pre-production artist at DreamWorks, and this drawing shows up in the Art of The Croods book, I will NOT be surprised.

To view more of Brenda’s art, click here.

This second drawing delights me for three reasons:

1. It’s Croods fan art with a Valentine’s Day theme. I have an obvious affinity for these.

2. It’s undeniably adorable. From the over-sized head and paws to the bulbous limbs to the wide-eyed facial expression, this saber-tooth is a study in cartoon cuteness. The little mousey character peeking up from behind the rock Valentine (more cartoon cuteness!) is nothing to sneeze at, either. Heck, it looks like Chris Sanders himself drew it!

3. This is the THIRD piece of Croods fan art from my Tumblr homie, Zach. (To see the first two, click here and here.) It’s been fun watching him fine-tune his drawing skills over the past six months. He started off strong. Now he’s looking like a natural. I sure hope he remembers me when he goes pro!

To view more of Zach’s art, click here.

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The Macawnivore, the Liyote and the Bearowl by Cliffjumperprime2