A bit late on the summary, but here are my 2013 stats: 10 ladies, 20 guys (same as last year… hmmm…). Just 5 of the anthropomorphic animal-types (including the fire salamander), and (arguably) 12 normal-looking human characters. I was able keep all 30 in a contained fantasy story this year, including 10 avatar characters. My secret theme this year was martial arts characters of which there were 5 (karate or kung fu), and one afro kid who’s moving his arms like tai chi.
My goal for this year was to keep it all in that one world, and I drew a lot of my inspiration from playing Magic the Gathering with my friends, or playing Diablo with my girlfriend. Thanks everyone for the help, patience and inspiration.
My final work containing two characters.
Cage and bird look like two different beings but they are the same.
Maddy likes to fly and she designes new flying machines all the time. Unfortunally does her family not like her passion so she has to conceal some of her inventions in her dresses and accessories.
OK, this one is a strange one. She is a yellow bunny with wings.
If the summer breeze could take a form…
This is all the 30 character I did for this years challenge, its was a lot of fun to participate.
I experimented a lot with different types of techniques in my illustration approach.
This is the last year I’m participating the 30 character challenge, it’s my 3 attempt and its was a blast.
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Everybody take care now and keep drawing:)
Ruben Kaae signing off….:)
I have to say, this year didn’t exactly go according to plan – after a fairly decent start I ended up being distracted from the challenge for the best part of the rest of the month, culminating in me doing 12 rushed characters in the space of probably a little over 2 days. Art quality suffered severely as a result. I found that villains are a lot harder to come up with than heroes for me, and that setting myself a time limit for this tends to result in images I’m not happy with because since the first time I completed the challenge 2 years ago I’ve been doing more full paintings and less speed paints, so my timing is off for the latter. I’ll probably go back to some of the more interesting characters later and render them up properly with the time they need.
The challenge has been fun and I had forgotten how grueling it can be to get a character out every day. Thanks to everyone who’ve shown some interest in some of these characters, some of them will be fleshed out some more in some future creations.
Thanks to Tyler for keeping this event going.
Here is the link to see all the characters I have created related to every year of my participation: My Characters
My current on-going comic project that posts weekly can be found at Marriage & Laughter, stop by and leave a comment.
These are two wolf people from a tech-reliant tribe opposed to Remy and Romulus’ tribes. The bulky one’s Ed and the smaller one’s Lace, both part of an offense team from the tribe.
A bit late, here’s The Talker, a super-villain who manipulates people and things with his words.
Not enough time! I had preliminary sketches for about 6 more, but are too far behind. I thought I’d put up the remaining sketches up even though not put into the computer:
10. Is a heat/fire emitting fox.
11. Chiara is a female gondelea(?) in Venice of which there are only two, she is also a P.I. using her connections and ease of travel.
12. Is a nomadic engineer who incorporates earthly solutions.
13. Is a time traveler, she is a medic and biochemist who travels through time to find cures in tough terrain throughout time.
That’s all I’ve managed in my first year – I’ll try next year, and will probably work on all these characters beyond!
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Everyone’s daily posts encouraged me to keep drawing even if I fell far behind, so thank you. I got to experiment with color palettes and concepts I otherwise wouldn’t use this challenge. These are precious seeds that can grow into something later. Also, I’m happy to have talked to some new people and made some friends this year. Congrats to everyone who completed the challenge!
‘Til next challenge, then! Meanwhile, I’ll keep posting on my sketchblog over here.
It wasn’t easy with the holidays, full-time job and full-time family and all kinds of computer issues, but I finished the challenge on time yesterday or the second year in a row. I didn’t get all the pics colored like I would want and I may go back and re-edit those posts. It was fun and I look forward to next year! Thanks.
If thumbnails aren’t your thing, you can check out the blog post archive of my entire run of 30 Characters in 30 Days 2013 here.
I am happy to have succeeded in my first year as a challenger! I used 2013 as a month of no-pressure discovery by exploring subjects that I like while experimenting with my method. Along the way I ended up developing some good time-management habits for sure! It also left me anxious to start storytelling again, which was an interesting and encouraging feeling. It’ll be fun to look back on this set next year!
Cheers and congratulations to all participants!
Lugger is a minotaur. Unlike his more vicious brethren, though, he tends to be a lazy beast. He’s mostly content to lounge around in the center of his Labyrinth smoking his cigarettes and watching T.V. all day. In fact, most people are more likely to be killed by Lugger’s Labyrinth then they are to killed by Lugger himself.
Grigoroff the Great and Terrible was a powerful sorcerer who had turned himself into a lich for the sake of immortality. Unfortunately with the advancement in technology over the years, Griforoff found that his power in arcane magic became less and less relevant in the modern world. He eventually resigned himself to being an accountant. He’s now known as Greg the Business Lich.
Anyway, Caleb “Minnow” Jimms is the son of renowned biologist George Caleb Jimms II.His best friend is a panther named Jiblet, who was rescued as a cub and hand-raised by George. The two often venture into the jungle and fight the evils of poaching.