The basic idea of the Death Berry was inspired by strawberries and chocolate fondue.
I had the weirdest thought when I first came up with the sketch. Imagine, a bunch of strawberries who win a luxury weekend trip to an all-inclusive Hot Chocolate Spa. Little do they know what they’re getting themselves into when they accept the prize…
The concept was first developed in response to a 2D Graphics 2 course brief. We were asked to create a character that we might use for either an animation sequence or print design poster. The result, was the Death Berry. Depicted here, are the last moments of one of the little fellas before he gets eaten away. Yum, yum, yum!
The concept seemed to resonate with people and I eventually created a Death Berry Munny, which I submitted to the Kidrobot MunnyWorld People’s Choice Contest.