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Slugterra Development 1 by CreatureBox Slugterra Development 1 by CreatureBox
Last year we had a great opportunity to join forces with Nerd Corps and Disney on an action packed animated series for the 6yr-11yr crowd: Slugterra. The show revolves around the classic battle between good and evil while slinging live ammo in the form of transforming super slugs. After seeing some fantastic test footage we were hooked action, monsters, robotic vehicles whats not to love?

We came on for a few months during pre-production to provide our take on a crazy world they had created. We tackled general style directions, character designs, vehicle designs and countless slugs! As with most productions, several aspects of the show changed before hitting the air. Its great to see several of our designs survived the gauntlet of production.

For the next few weeks we thought wed share some of that slug filled journey and provide a peek into our development process. First up, a glimpse at the hero: Eli!
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Sharpman01 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
He looks like a Human style Ratchet...though some of them evoke Alister.
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Moonlight360 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Seriously? 6-11?! I feel so immature... Lol But this show is epic enough that I don't care!
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amazoness-king Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
is it true that some aspects of the show are drawn from wild west style genre? and why are the mechabeast not more diverse?

we see the same three to four type; bull, hyena, horse so much, why not throw in a deer, or a raptor to spice things up
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Akaigee Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
6yr-11yr crowd?? I'm 17 and I think this show is great...you would think it'd be the same-old "tame the creature/beat the bad guys" show, but it has very unique qualities in it that I think make it worth watching. Thanks for making the show :)!! 
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Sarenaph Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
Is the shirt inspired by Prince Valiant?
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Atrixfromice Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow! you participated the development of slugterra?!! WOOW!! :wow: I can't believe it! :excited:
that's awesome mate! I have to say this is one of the best (and the few good) new series that have been released so far in these days! :D
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NovaStellar Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Someone should put Slugterra Ragdolls in Garry's Mod, Would anyone agree?
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louie123456789 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree i use gmodaddons my self
It would be classic
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Montiessor Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Can you teach me how you draw all of this amazing work? Please!?
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NHLoveDani Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Student General Artist
I'm usually not too open with the newer cartoons (not that I don't like them, but they never seem to satisfy) as well as newer creature-taming/capturing related shows. But THIS. This show is actually VERY good. It's has an interesting plot, it's unique, great characters designs and the slugs are simple, yet very adorable!! I love the blaster idea, too! These concepts are spectacular. It's awesome to see the artist here!
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Letdragon Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
I have seen pretty much the entire show up to this point and your character designs are awesome. :D
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Hawkheart29 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Since you've seen most of the show, can you please explain to me why the people underground can't go topside???
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Letdragon Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
If the underground people learned about the surface world, it could be disastrous. They might likely loot or plunder it (one scenario, not a certainty). In addition, it would probably come as a devastating shock that the underground was purposely not allowed to know that their world has a surface and a sky. They might feel wronged and blame it on the surface world people, because the people topside do have knowledge of Slugterra. It's like keeping a child ignorant of reality by telling them that their playroom is the only world they need to know.
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Hawkheart29 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, I think I get it now.
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:iconletdragon:
Letdragon Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
You're welcome.
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JoshuaLam715 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
Too freakin' cool!
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Elisei99 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
he has my name,cool
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manuarts3000 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
exelente
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Doks-Assistant Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
I'm hoping one day... to be working for NC, but my outlook is grim.

This work is SIMPLY AWESOME!
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GangnamPom Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist
whoa! you made Slugterra?! I love it!
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Grinningsunknown Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
watching it now..i love the blue guy ^^
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straya Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my god. This explains why I love the look of the gear and mecha in this show so damn much! THIS IS SO AMAZING.

Really hoping that if you post more examples of design work that some Kord Zane development will be among it all. I think he's my favorite character on the show at this point!
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RedDyeNo5 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh! I didn't know you work on SlugTerra
I'm friends with Nico :)
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slydaniels Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
So that's why I thought the show was awesome.
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TedKimArt Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
awesome
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artsbyMARs Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've always wanted to pursue this style.
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JoshawaFrost Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
AWESOME!!!!
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LigerMuffins Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I thought that show looked a little interesting from the commercials, but now that I know you guys worked on it, I'm defiantly watching. : )
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Estonius Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
The shows' designs are wicked cool! Awesome job!
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Teirra-Misaki Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Student General Artist
awesome
the armor reminds me of ratchet deadlocked
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RhettCandy Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Nerf or NOTHIN'!
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tweakfox Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Fully awesome! I love your designs! I'm really enjoying working on the show and it's been really rad watching the style evolve over the last year!
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NINJAMETALPEN Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
whoa, ineed a shoes like that.!
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yekoartworks Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
fantastic! your style is so clear and addictive! Is a great inspiration for me and my work, great! :D
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LauraSpiteri Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
He reminds me of a human formed Ratchet! ^^
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nikki2290 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Student Filmographer
Man, I don't know how you guys come up with such awesome designs, and then animate these complex shapes! <3
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Strixic Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012   Traditional Artist
YOU AND- I WHAT... YOU...vnfsmkfgs

I knew that a little of the Slugterra concept art I saw before looked like a familiar style to me! Oh man, thisisamazing. No wonder the designs look so awesome if you were behind some of 'em.

I love your work and I love Slugterra. What a perfect combo of teams to work on a series :D
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xByDefault Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
To me that sounds like the ultimate dream team!

Great detail and the slugs in the tubes(ammo sleeves?) are just too cute! :)
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gabrielegabba Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
So much 'tude.. D:
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IVbenjamin Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Looks amazing! I love the silhouettes! :D
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scorpafied Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
sounds like a blast i might keep an eye on this series. if your creativity and pure awesomeness is anything to go off, it should be awesome.
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Reganov Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012   Digital Artist
Awesome design work, exceptionally awesome presentation. :)
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InYuJi Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
how awesome is that?
this looks cool
really love the style
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JosephKarg Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Super Slugs sounds like a pretty interesting weapon. I'm sure you guys killed it. Looking forward to more designs.
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IrianWhitefox Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Awesome work! Great character!
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AlphaDogStudios Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Really nice stuff.
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Zigwolf Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh man, I just watched the first two episodes and I'm hooked. I love everything about it especially the slugs, they really remind me of some of the critters from Ratchet and Clank: All 4 One.
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BreezwayMan Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
I saw a few episodes. It looks like a pretty cool show, but the the story and characters are a bit to simple for me.

But, I'm 25 so I'm not exactly the target market am I?
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Chemsem Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
I would like to see your process. What do you present first, second, third, etc. To be the fly on the wall.
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TheLittleBear Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I knew the style seemed familiar when I saw the trailer...
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