Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Hubba Bubba

A few months ago, I got to do some freelance for the amazing ,Chuck Gammage. For those of you that aren't familiar with his work, Chuck's been responsible for some of the most amazing commercials I've seen. Really fluid animation and great design. I've been a big fan ever since I was in college, so getting the chance to do some development for his Hubba Bubba spots was a huge thrill. To make things even more fun, he invited mi amigo, Joel Trussell and the mighty, Dave Sheldon to take a stab at it, so I had some huge competition.

In the end, the company decided to go with Dave Sheldon's designs....so a tip of the hat to you, Mr.Sheldon. Usually I'd feel kinda bummed, but hey....I got to run with the giants! Thanks again for the super fun assignment, Chuck. If you ever need a hand again, definitely give me a call!



In retrospect, I see lots of a little problems in here. Stiff posing, and twinned feet. I could have made Bubba's feet round to contast the sharpness of Hubba's. They also could definitely reflect more personality like Chuck's originals. At least the characters are a little more simplified. Better? Up for debate.

Same here. Design is fun, but I really mucked up the line of action on the coach (sorry, Uncle Phil). Definitely could use a little more punch on that megaphone too. Maybe some lines bursting out. Hubba's pose is super boring too. Yuck! The barbells are pretty though :)


I actually liked this one. Especially Hubba's shapes. Although I could have curved his hat back to push the action. Doh! Oh well...one day I'll get it right.

38 comments:

Todd Kauffman said...

wow - those are swear word great!!!

Chris Battle said...

Nice! Ahhhh... HUBBA BUBBA.... I can taste/smell the super sugary grape-ness right now :)

Mukpuddy said...

Dude, these are great!!! Especially love the last shot of them with on the blue... awesomeness!!

Mukpuddy said...

Also finished your hulk painting bro, just need you to email me your address!

Tom said...

These are awesome!

paublo said...

yup, you've done it again.. amazing!! love the painting w/ the gym coach.. killer stuff lambey!

MickFred said...

yeah very nice, although i like the pink one best. the coach is great. Sure, you will get a fancy chewy sweet thing soon enough.

ya ya

jtruss said...

Dearest Dr. Lamborghini,

This confirms that I will NEVER reveal my takes from this assignment. Excellent work here. I'm off to go permanently shatter my hands so I can quit fooling myself and start my singing career.

Smoochies,
Prof. Trus-sour

Mega said...

i wish the gum i was chewing now tasted as good as this.....nice work steve!

Alina Chau said...

THese are soo CUTE!! Love the design a lot!!

RÃ¥nny said...

thank you steve! i haven't seen you around my blog in some while so it's nice to hear from you again ;) i hope everythings swell in lambey-land, but by the looks of your posts and drawings, I'm sure you're doing amazin' :')

Matt J said...

The Coach RULES!

Cheeks said...

good to see ya here, Steve. lovin your work as always!

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LauraBraga said...

Hi Steve.
I found your blog and... Wow.
I really like your works. Great design and great colors.
And for the Hubba Bubba... i also like your vision of the characters.

Laura :)

martin wittig said...

Awesome work!:)

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Heath said...

Nice designs! I really like the coach design.

Kevin Barber said...

Love the bg treatment on the gummi not gum one.

Ryan Wood said...

WOW... terrific designs here, so much fun to look at!

JavierOlivares said...

Love this pages Steve!
Great character "Superbutler"
Best from Spain.

marcobucci said...

Man, I can't even tell you how much I love these designs! That coach is just brilliant.

sonoferek said...

Bee-you-tee-full. Great design.

Don Dixon's Blog said...

Good stuff lambo!

Todd Harris said...

great designs on these, love the style.

Jez Hall said...

Fantastic Stuff Steve! Love it.

Simone Altimani said...

Simply and cool design!
Very nice Blog!

Chris said...

wow, awesome blog! I love your style!

Arzu said...

very cool designs.

PEPE said...

oh geeesh!! these are brilliant!!!

Kali Fontecchio said...

Hey! Thanks for the nice words the other day! Your blog is great!

katzenjammer studios said...

I think your critiques of yourself were right on. Often times, that's the hardest thing for an artist to do. That's probably how you got so good. The illustration on the bottom looks really good.

Monkeyfeather said...

Ah, good ol' Chuck. Nice work sir!

Mike Mac said...

your style is amazing

Jo Bling said...

Ahhh that sweet smell. Reminds me of collectable trading cards like Star Wars and all the other Topps goodies when I was a kid growing up in the 70s. Nice stuff, squire.

C

Alikins said...

WOW! Super cool!! Love them all!!

Hooe you have a very Merry Christmas! ;)

Corey said...

It's nice to see that you are super-critical of your own work. I admire all of your designs and have a hard time seeing anything wrong with them.

mike said...

These character are really great. I like 'em a lot....