Treasure Island

In January I visited Space Dog Books in San Francisco to sign up to illustrate Treasure Island. It will be available for the I-Pad later in the year. There's a mighty list of previous illustrators who've tackled the subject matter, it's a case of not being daunted and trying something new with the material! Robert Louis Stevenson's prose is fabulous and I've thoroughly enjoyed reading the novel again.

I've nearly roughed out all 34 illustrations, now I need to find a style/look. I hope to post development work both here and on the Space Dog site.

19 comments:

PaulSketch said...

awesome character! I like all the shapes he's made up of

Oscar Grillo said...

Nice one!

Kristian said...

Lovin' the design The contrasting shapes make a for a thoroughly superb design. Cool arm tat, too!

Matt J said...

Avast!!

Benjamin Wright said...

Your work is shit hot! Love it!

Matthew Cruickshank said...

Thanks Paul!

Nice one Cyril, nice one son, nice one Oscar, let's have another one!

Kristian-Many congrats on your latest animation.

Ahoy there Seaman Stains! Nice to see your bearded facade don Jones.

Hot shit eh!! Cheers Ben

Brittney Lee said...

I am so excited for this project, Matt! I can't wait to see the progress!

St├ęphane Kardos said...

Will part of it be animated?

Catherine said...

israel hands?

Sandra Brandst├Ątter said...

looks pretty good. I am looking forward to more.

Sherman said...

Cool character! I love pirates and this one is awesome.
Sherman Unkefer

Matthew Cruickshank said...

Thanks Brittney- I'm sure you're working on something beautiful as we speak.

Hi Stef- It's interactive, but not full animation, definitely stylised. We're still scratching our heads about how and what can be done!

Catherine- This is a generic pirate, Israel Hands has me stumped for now- how can anybody do a name like that justice!!?

Thanks Sandra and Sherman

Phabio said...

Ahrrr! Taste like grog!
I like very much the new mushroomy header, too!

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Matt J said...

Cruickshank Studios

http://www.onanimation.com/2011/03/15/matthew-cruickshank/

Abi said...

lovin the pirate!

Noah Klocek said...

Love it. Can't wait to see the finish product. I guess I'll need to get an ipad after all.

stefan marjoram said...

Really looking forward to what you do with this.

Kenny said...

This sounds amazing, can't wait to see the finished product