Friday, February 6, 2015

What I did for The Spongebob Movie

Are you ready kids? I said are you ready?!

Well I've been ready for over a year now. Today is the premiere of The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, which means I can finally show off what I did for this feature.

Sandy Squirrel on the bottom left of this T-Shirt was drawn by yours truly!





I was contacted by an art director at Nickelodeon who saw my previous squirrel illustrations and hired me for this project. We went through a number of different poses based on concept art from the film before settling on the final.







I still pinch myself that I got to do this. It was an incredible experience and I hope to have more opportunities like it in the future.

Go see the movie and buy lots of these T-Shirts! Do it now!




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    1. Thanks John. I'm grateful for your continuing comments.

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  2. Erik!!!!!!!! THIS IS AWESOME BUD!!!!!!!! Congrats on getting this epic commission. Not only is the work amazing, but this is great exposure for your work. :)

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    1. Thanks Brian. Its rewarding to receive such support from other artists such as yourself!

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  3. That is sweeeet! You've hit the Big Time big, my friend! Awesome!

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    1. Thanks Michael!

      I don't know about Big Time, but I do feel like a small fish that made his way into the big ocean!

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    2. That is very very cool. You got to live the dream and I hope that continues. Could you get the call to do the Squirrel Girl movie soon? If so remember the little people...and their little fish.

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    3. Thanks for the encouragement Kal! Believe me if there was a Squirrel Girl movie being made I wouldn't wait to be invited, I would crash that meeting and take charge of that whole operation!

      Now that you mention it, squirrels have been a big part of my business. Maybe I should consider making some Doreen sketches down the line!

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  4. Dude, that's awesome! Sandy looks fantastic! She reminds me of your Christmas card from a few years back.

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    1. Thanks Mason.

      For years people have told me "stick with the squirrels". I guess they were right.

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  5. Erik, I am so proud and excited for you. This is truly amazing and I am so glad that you can share this with us all now! I have been patiently waiting for you to be able to share this with us! Totally awesome. I hope more work for you in this department for sure! Hope all is well.

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    1. Michael, I am truly blessed to have such friends as you to help support and keep me going.

      Truth be told I've been scared to post this because I was worried it might not be able to live up to such a standard as Spongebob. I'm relieved that such fears were all for naught!

      There is a new fear in the back of my mind not knowing whats next, but with all this encouragement, I feel I can rest a little easier now.

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