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I think from the day we all met Onion randomly on an episode, we knew he was pure evil.  Sadly no new Steven Universe for the next two weeks, I’m not experienced with how Cartoon Network rolls out their new episodes but I’m now sensing a pattern.  Another fairly large Crewniverse Update this week with backgrounds, props & effects, music and more from Onion Trade and Steven, Lars & The Cook Kids.

Full edition after the page break.


Backgrounds: Onion Trade

A selection of Backgrounds from the Steven Universe episode: Onion Trade

Art Direction: Elle Michalka

Design: Steven Sugar, Emily Walus

Paint: Jasmin Lai

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Props & Effects: Onion Trade

A selection of Character, Prop and Effect designs from the Steven Universe episode: Onion Trade

Art Direction: Elle Michalka

Lead Character Designer: Danny Hynes

Character Designer: Colin Howard

Prop Designer: Angie Wang

Color: Tiffany Ford

Color Assist: Jasmin Lai

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Music: “The Hill” – Steven, Lars & the Cool Kids

“The Hill” from Steven, Lars & the Cool Kids.

“I can totally rave to this!”

Composed by Aivi & Surasshu
Artwork by Matt Braly

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Music: “Spaced Out Beats” – Steven, Lars & The Cool Kids

“Spaced Out Beats” from Steven, Lars & the Cool Kids.

“I can rave to this…”

Composed by Aivi & Surasshu
Artwork by Matt Braly

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Backgrounds: Steven, Lars & The Cool Kids

A selection of Backgrounds from the Steven Universe episode: Lars and the Cool Kids

Art Direction: Elle Michalka

Design: Steven Sugar

Paint: Amanda Winterstein

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Props & Effects: Steven, Lars & The Cool Kids

A selection of Characters, Props and Effects from the Steven Universe episode: Lars and the Cool Kids

Art Direction: Elle Michalka

Lead Character Designer: Danny Hynes

Character Designer: Colin Howard

Prop Designer : Angie Wang

Color: Tiffany Ford

Color Assist: Jasmin Lai

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Distance Models

What is a “Distance Model”?

When a character is seen in the distance, too much line complexity will create an over-complicated image. We drop detail to simulate the effect of seeing a character far away. If you’ve managed to notice this already, you’re not just seeing things- it’s quite intentional.

Because the show is animated by hand, we prefer not to scale down a complicated drawing- it becomes unclear and messy. Instead we use a distance model, which is a simplified version of that character.

Also they’re really cute.

Lead Character Designer: Danny Hynes

Character Designer: Colin Howard

Color: Tiffany Ford

Color Assist: Jasmin Lai

Distance Guide: Ian Jones-Quartey

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  • The Shop Soldier

    The first time I ever saw distance models in use was My Life As a Teenage Robot… Just an example of an old show that did it quite well, too.

  • I’d think Onion is an innocent child and actually a pawn to the Lich king (finn and jake’s worstest nemesis) evil magic (and quite,possibly an actual partnership with Phantom Quartz,which he’d not making involvment in this)
    into tricking inside onion’s mind by forcing himself not speaking(including his father) and finally brain-washed poor onion to sleep and forcing onion,again,to trading(or stealng)everyone else’s stuffs including the one of the small dolls that Steven metioned before,so that both one scientist and a father of one friend;Connie (which is Phantom Quartz;and a magic user(like Lich King) to noticed no one knew they were or where the 2 came from.
    “As i’ve stated before,it’s a slightly involvment between two world;one is normal in of our own,and the other side…..mysterious!” i quote.