Saturday, February 21, 2015

Valentine Artshark

Hi everyone. Now that I'm publishing a newsletter for my school, our mascot Artshark will be making frequent appearances once again. Here's the latest from the newsletter sent out earlier this month. Presented in reverse completion...





5 comments:

Gribouille Smiley said...

DiscoShark
Your Shark remind me "NASH" from Crash Nitro Kart.
You were the character designer of CNK?


Charles Z said...

Yes, I was the lead character designer on CNK. Artshark was around for several years before Nash. He was created in 1998. That was 4 years before we started work on CNK. I think the CNK character was influenced by Artshark. Vicarious Visions was doing some design work on that character and they probably were looking for a way to bring Artshark into it.

Gribouille Smiley said...


Really? So you're the designer of Nina Cortex??
1998?
wow, he's very old.
I found your old sketches from "Crash team racing Beta"
It's weird, N.Oxide was a human and a Nameless hippopotamus was deleted...Too bad

Charles Z said...

I worked on Crash Nitro Kart and not Crash Team racing. The characters for CTR were handled by Naughty Dog.

Gribouille Smiley said...

Really? I didn't know it.