Monday, December 02, 2019

Crash Bandicoot Doodles from 2013

In the early days of posting on my blog it was a time of uncertainty for the Crash Bandicoot community. I noticed a high level of anxiety among fans so I did what I could to contribute to keep Crash alive by drawing him. It had been a long time and only periodically would do something I wasn't especially excited about.

I knew I had to practice so on September 19 2013 I sat down and sketched Crash to get back into it. These are the pages I did minus some images that didn't quite make the cut. 

I'm archiving my work from the past few years. That's what lead to this rediscovery. It was fun and something special drawing Crash back then. Like visiting an old friend you haven't seen in a while and catching up on things.


X said...

I have to be honest, I was gradually losing faith in the developers that got a hold of Crash after 1999. By the time we got to 2007, I lost interest in newer material from Crash altogether, but I never forgot about him.

December of 2013 was when I really started to miss Crash and wanted him to come back, through some kind of reboot. I still remember vague ideas I had for a retelling of the first game.

I don't know if this is just me, but I feel that trying draw Crash's snout is kind of tricky.

Geb said...

I remember these ones, you posted them back in the day!
Man, It has really been that long?! Unbelievable!
This was my favourite take on the Bandicoot by far, it was an inspiration for me and I still draw some details on Crash directly taken from these sketches!
I hope they hire you for a possible Crash movie, cartoon or the next game even, I want to see this design in action so badly!!!

Hazman said...

Love these doodles of crash! hard to think it's been this long.
btw I've done this idea for a Crash villain and the it's a Megabat so wonder what you think?

Charles Z said...

X thanks for your comments. It was something of a dark age for Crash. And yes his snout is a challenge to draw as they say. The whole character is.

Geb thanks for pointing that out. I wasn't sure if I had posted the sketches before. It's good to view them from 6 years later. I'm archiving my work and scanned the drawings for posterity as I didn't have the digital files. I have enough Crash material from the time I started posting here to compile a book.

Araceli "Kahn" Pereira said...

Your Crash Bandicoot artworks and sketch inspires me a lot, it makes me think in my childhood and the old CB times, it is a beautiful feeling!

Charles Z said...

Thanks Araceli. Glad the drawings create good feelings.

Mister Gribouille said...

skateboard crash, just like spyro 3.
i've made a new animated remix (A japanese song with the crash bandicoot 2 instruments)

hope you like the animation.

Charles Z said...

Hello Mr G! This was fun to watch along with enjoying the music. Thanks for the link. You're a talented animator!