Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Bug Trooper

Here's the Bug Trooper from Crash Nebula.


At 1:57 PM, Blogger MikeS said...

I just get a kick out of your designs, all solid and full of appeal.

At 5:35 PM, Blogger LLOYD said...

your work so kicks ass ben, your designs are soo streamlined, it's never a regret to put you on anyone's watchlist of blogs..keep it up!

At 10:08 PM, Blogger Tom Dougherty said...

Beautiful work. Reeally beautiful work. I love this blog and your portfolio on your site, but whatever happened to Crash Nebula? I saw the intro cartoon on FOP, but wasn't there supposed to be a bigger launch for a series? Did it just not go, or is it still percolating somewhere?

I'm guessing it's crashed itself, since Nick would be stupid not to give you a trillion dollars to stay with it.

At 3:12 AM, Blogger Raynard Castillo said...

Hi Ben, just want to say your artwork is inspiring to me. Really like this character, it has very appealing shapes!

At 6:14 AM, Blogger afroman said...

yeah i have to agree with everyone. that's really great stuff. the bug trooper made me laugh.

At 7:10 AM, Blogger R.Dress said...

Hey Ben,

I worked at Nickelodeon Creative Resource in 2003-04 and I remember getting a hold of a Crash Nebula model packet. At last a real model packet I told my self. God it was such a joy to draw these guys. Nick said Butch had to many things going on so they put it on the shelf. Any way,,,,thanks.

At 9:17 AM, Blogger Perry Linton Joseph Osuna said...

So stylish love the blk and the break down is superb and helpful killa work bro!!!

At 12:03 PM, Blogger roque said...

Wow, you should do a how-to-draw book. Solid.

At 5:22 PM, Blogger Scott Wright said...

...great construction page...Love the Bug Trooper...funny

At 8:07 PM, Blogger Ben Balistreri said...

Many Thank Yous to all for the nice comments!

Tom- Crash Nebula started as an F.O.P. episode and at one point was going to be developed into its own series. At the time Butch was heading up Fairly OddParents and Danny Phantom was in its early development. There were rumers that Crash might be made in place of Phantom but it got focus tested and did terrible. Rather then shelve it completely, they still air it as an F.O.P. episode from time to time.

r.dress-That's cool! Glad you liked drawing them even for a short time. My good buddy Steven Silver Co-developed the look of this show with me. Maybe he'll post some of his designs on his blog at some point.

At 4:09 PM, Blogger Randall Sly said...

You and Stephen Silver are like the cream of the milk, you both rise to the top. Man.... how I would love to see that Nebula model packet. Thanks again for showing us your talents Ben.

At 6:46 PM, Blogger Yavuz said...


At 6:54 PM, Blogger the doodlers said...

Real nice well though-out designs.

At 11:27 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

That's a VERY COOL character!!

At 5:13 PM, Blogger Tom said...

cool character, excellent drawing.

your blog is always a treat. can't wait for Seaweed!

At 8:19 AM, Blogger Dustin Foust said...

I just came across your blog and your stuff is awesome! Amazing work. Thanks for the inspiration.

At 12:36 PM, Blogger Hans said...

Very cool design! Love the construction sheet as well, so neat and tight.


At 1:44 PM, Blogger Marcello Varez said...

Awsome man, all of it.

At 8:00 AM, Blogger Andrew Glazebrook said...

Bug Trooper rules,very nice work !

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