Archive for October, 2012

2012 Returning Challenger: Lorenzo Bonilla

| October 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

Hey everyone,

My name is Lorenzo, and I am an aspiring sequential artist who specializes in Character Design. I participated in the 30 Character Challenge last year and was short by ten characters, that I completed at a later time, but this time I plan to fulfill my end of delivering a full 30 characters for this year. My designs and creations can be found on my deviant art profile /emeraldfury, or at my website at www.lorenzobonilla.com.

I’ll keep it simple, I will deliver a variety of interesting characters and if there is an interest, I may explore the ideas further. For now, lets see what looks like fun for you, our audience. So, in closing, thanks for reading and wish me luck.

Hello cyber world from relic12

| October 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

hey hey everybody,I  just want to say I’m very very excited to back. I did the 24 hour comic book challenge this year, it makes 3 years for me (yeah). this is me, please don’t laugh at my pic (lol). This is my 2nd year of the 30 day challenge, I’m  going to create 15 inspired  characters from cartoon and I’m going to create 15 ordinal characters. I hope I  can finish this challenge like last year. I wish the best of luck to everybody in this wonderful event,  peace…

2012 New Participant – Rodney Fyke

| October 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

Hi all!!  I am independent artist and writer hailing from the Queen city, Cincinnati, Ohio from the grand ole’ US of A.   I am the creator, writer, artist, inker and colorist, YEP I DO IT ALL, for my all age comic book adventure Peanut Puddin’ N’ Jelly, which I just completed the 4th Issue of last summer.  I also created and wrote Unchained, another self-published comic book being distributed through Hazzum Productions which is the publishing company I co-founded in 2010.  In my spare time I travel to comic book conventions all over the Midwest and create sketch cards for all to enjoy.

For the next 30 days I will be submitting character designs for my ongoing webcomic Hard and Soft Taco, which is about two Mexican wrestlers making their way through the amateur circuit in hopes of some day making it to the pros.  All the characters I will be creating will eventually appear in future strips, so stop by www.hardandsofttaco.com to check out all the wackiness that ensues weekly and stick around to see who shows up next.   I can also be found on Facebook under Rodney.Fyke and on Twitter @rodneyfyke or if you prefer on deviant at http://rodneyfyke.deviantart.com.

2012 New Participant: Shaun Richens.

| October 31, 2012 | 0 Comments
Shaun was born, a baby, like most. He grew up in a small village in the U.K and went on to read The Hobbit, play tabletop fantasy games and see the greatest movie of all time, Die Hard. Through these wondrous events he grew into the man he needed to be. The one who spends his Saturday nights at home drinking Pepsi, (other fizzy pop brands are available) whilst writing comics he one-day hopes someone will actually draw into a nice pretty comic book. Until then he will just keep on writing.
Shaun can be found on the Internet at his blog.
Or if you’d rather have his words 140 characters at a time over on Twitter under the very imaginative and clever handle of@ShaunRichens

2012 New Challenger: Kristen Keck

| October 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

Hi everyone!  I kept hearing about this and thinking it sounded pretty fun, so I finally resolved to try it this year.  I’m glad to see I’m not the only crazy person trying to do this as well as NaNoWriMo.  Should be a good time.

I usually draw animal characters, so I’ll likely make mostly human characters for a little variety.

2012 Returning Challenger: Natalia M (Ozzie Scribbler)

| October 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

First off, I participated last year and never finished the challenge. Having a major art block and struggling to keep my pace I eventually didn’t publish past my first two characters, although having a few more, even if mostly rushed designs.

My name is Natalia Małachowska, I’m 22 and a recent art school graduate from Szczecin, Poland. On the Internet I’m consistent with nick Ozzie Scribbler, so if you stumbled upon such username, it was most certainly me.
I’m a huge cartoon and comic geek, though pretty lazy when it comes to my own art. That’s why I’m hoping to use this month as an opportunity for some self-growth.

For all interested, I post some of my art on deviantArt and share my thoughts on various matters on Tumblr. Feel free to check them out.

Good luck for all the challengers this year!

Sincerely yours, Ozzie

2012 returning challenger: Kim Biersted

| October 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

Sooo. its time again for this. let get going. returning for the second round this year.

im 25 from denmark and ready to try again. lets see if I can do it again.

see my stuff at www.crazyangel64.deviantart.com

2012 Challenger: Frank Raabirck

| October 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

Hello all you creative people. A friend of mine Ruben Kaae, have asked me to join this challenge, I´ve just got my cintiq, so it’ll problably be somekind of a stickman each time I upload my 24 hours work. Well at least I can say…”I did my best”

Anyway I´m from Denmark, educated in animation, but using most of my time on illustrations.

Looking forward to struggle late at night with this challenge, with a LOT of coffee ;)

Find me on my blogger.

http://frankraabirck.blogspot.dk/

 

2012 Returning Challenger: Natalie Metzger

| October 31, 2012 | 0 Comments


Greetings again!

This is my second year participating in the challenge.

No worries, I’ve warmed up my daily character creating muscles this past month by drawing lots and lots of monsters. Oh, and I have the crazy idea of attempting NaNoWriMo too.

Oh boy…

Weeeeee!

 

2012 Returning Challenger: Ruben Kaae

| October 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

This is my three year attempting the challenge, my name is Ruben Kaae, I’m a artist from Denmark in Scandinavia.
I have an animation background, but now I’m moving more into illustration, I’ve bin painting digitally for about a 1 year now, and I love it. I’m also teaching 2d drawing online.
I’m really looking forward to participating and creating some new characters + meeting like-minded artists in a new community.
You can find me here.

Good luck to everyone:)

Cya Ruben:)

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2012 Challenger: Rin Katt

| October 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

Hello Character Challenge! This is my first year doing this challenge and I am super psyched to be involved with it.  My name is Rin, I’m a roleplaying addict and a big fan of anthropomorphic animals and monsters. Expect a lot of those. Attempting to get a bunch of friends involved, I wish everyone luck and can’t wait to get started.

2012 Challenger: Ester Salguero

| October 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

Hello, my name is Ester Salguero. This is my first time in the 30 characters challenge. This is amazing! The 30 Characters Challenge is a great opportunity for improve drawing and meet other artists.  I can not wait to start!

I’m an illustrator that love watercolor and fantasy art.

This is mi Halloween’s illustration:

Check out samples of my work here: http://istarart.blogspot.com.es/

You can also find me on Deviantart: http://istarart.deviantart.com/ and facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KoratStudio

2012 New Challenger: Patrick Rennie

| October 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

Happy Halloween, everyone. I am Patrick Rennie.

I found out about the 30 Day Character Challenge last year but was busy with a project that kept me from participating. This year found me in between projects, so I decided to join in.

I am primarily a writer, so I will be presenting my characters as articles written for a superhero encyclopedia. The setting is my pet superhero world, Shattered Earth. Its world document can be read here if you are interested.

The format of my submissions does not lend itself to presenting a proper narrative arc, so I created a Macguffin, the Book of Unpleasant Truths and Useful Lies, and a cross-over event, the Cosmic Stag Conflagration, to help tie the month together. If you want to check out my most recent work before the kickoff tomorrow, here’s a link to my 24hcd comic.

2012 Returning Challenger: D.C. Stuelpner

| October 31, 2012 | 1 Comment

This will be my second year attempting the challenge.  If it’s anything like the last, there will be puns.  Oh how there will be puns.

2012 Challenger: Gerta Oparaku

| October 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

Hello!

My name is Gerta, I like to draw, paint and do something creative every day even if it is really small or unimportant. This is my first time of being part of this challenge and can’t wait to get started and see how this month is going to develop.

quick sketch

2012 challenger

| October 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

Hi,

my name is Lea and I’m awful at introductions.

I will be using this challenge “to get back into shape” drawing wise, since I do mainly puppet animation and am drawing less and less each day. And I need to develop characters for a comic I’m already working on, so some of the characters will probably be used later for that.

Hmm think that’s about it…

cya tomorrow :D

 

Lijica

2012 Returning Challenger: Jesse Kiefer

| October 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

Jesse Kiefer here at your disposal. Returning for a second year of 30characters! Last year I cut my teeth on this project with the idea in mind that I’d create characters for my webcomic projects (specifically Tank-Monkey), and while I did use a handful of the characters from last year most of them wound up being just for fun (30 is more than I thought, ha!). This year I’ve tinkered with some vlogging on YouTube where I’ve been coming up with some fun characters for a series of short webisodes that I’ve been collaborating on with a friend. Most of my time on these episodes has been spent as a green screened Hologram.

This year I’m not going to box myself into making characters for a specific project, but I do hope to come up with some characters for my vlog channel meaning some of my character studies might look like me in costume but I’ll try to vary the looks as much as I can (or as much as I can for a big hairy red-head).

Click the link below to see my work from last year
http://www.30characters.com/author/jekief01/

Or read my Challenger Entry from 2011
http://www.30characters.com/2011/10/21/2011-challenger-jesse-kiefer/

2012 Challenger: Jess Kirby

| October 30, 2012 | 2 Comments

This will be my third year and I’m looking forward to it. This year I’m going to do a duel challenge. Since I don’t do much digital art I’m going to do the Manga Studio 30 day free trial and make my characters using that. I expect them to look quite horrible in the beginning and hopefully I’ll improve by the end.

Not a self portrait, but close enough.

2012 Challenger: Neptune

| October 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

Hello everybody! I honestly don’t remember how I got here but the challenge looked so good I decided to give it a shot!

A bit about me. My name is Neptune Mentor (Neptunes) and I absolutely love concept art and character design in general.

Really excited about this and hope to make new friends along the way.

 

See you all in 2 days. GODSPEED everyone!

 

-Neptunes

2012 Challenger: Marinks

| October 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

Well hello there everyone haha! It’s so nice to finally do this…

So I’m Marinna and a senior in high school. I don’t usually find myself making new characters on my own, but that’s why I’m doing this. I’ve seen all the amazing work that’s come from this challenge for a few years now and I (hopefully) will be able to finish it too.

I enjoy working on my tablet and good ol’ photoshop, but nothing beats pencil and paper :D Let’s have a great and productive month. Woo!

sort of

You can also call me either Marinna or Marinks.

Here’s my tumblrrrrr/the drawing tag at least -linkaroo-

; u ; /

2012 Challenger: Britney Winn

| October 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

Heya eveyone!

I am new here my name is Britney Winn but, my pen name is Buritsu. I am a recent college graduate from Wisconsin and currently aspire to become a webcomic artist . . . one day. I found this event last year but by the time I got to it, it was Christmas time so I’m here now! Yay! The stuff you will see from me will be characters I had in my head for (hopefully) future comic projects I wish to do before the Grim Reaper comes knocking at my door. Genre will range from fantasy, sci-fi and whatever else. I look forward to posting and seeing what fellow participants will come up with. Good Luck Everyone!

Hello to the Character Challenge

| October 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

I’m happy to be a part of this challenge.  I’m using it mostly to stretch my creative abilities.  I’m not an artist by any stretch of the means.  At most, my style can be classifed as “cartoonish”.  :)  So I plan to use other media at my finger tips and see how far this story goes. 

I’m also hoping to get to know fellow creators and artists.  I look forward to seeing what each of you have created.  Thanks again for the oppurtunity.

~Jason

2012 Challenger: Ofloda Monstro

| October 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

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Hello! First time participant and I’m super excited. Can’t wait to see every ones work.  ^-^

I have a blog that I need to update real bad.

oflodadraw.blogspot.com

You can also find me on Instagram. Good day.

2012 Challenger: Trancedeliquist

| October 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

Ehm…well, hello from Athens. Yup, that one from the small country called Greece. :P

First time here, hoping to an artistic bloom. Or boom. Time will show. ^^

As long as the characters are considered…well. I’m going to resurrect my first comic called Indiana Lega. A mixture of Spider-Man & Indiana Jones, Lego-style. But let’s call it a more anatomically correct remake. :)

 

The Challenge has been posted in GreekComics forum too:

http://www.greekcomics.gr/forums/index.php?showtopic=27593

Also, this is my poor DA:

http://trancedeliquist.deviantart.com/

2012 Challenger: Don Urquhart

| October 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

I had a successful run in last years challenge. It was so much fun that I had to come back for another round. Good luck to all the participants.

2012 Challenger BatmanKM

| October 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

Hey everyone!!! Cant believe Nov is already here. Pumped to participate again in the 30 in 30 challenge. Props to Tyler James and Comix Tribe for putting this party together.

I might have to start a little late due to this freaking storm Sandy barreling down on us. I anticipate we will loose power soon. So If you don’t see posts from me right at the start that will be the reason why. :-D

Cant wait to see all the great characters that everyone posts this year. Good luck everyone!!

KM

PS Been busy this past year with our book Z-Girl and the 4 Tigers. Here is the cover to issue #3 which we premiered at NYCC 2 weeks ago.

2012 Challenger: Marc McKenzie

| October 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

 

Hi, I’m Marc McKenzie, based in New Jersey.  I’ve been drawing for years and for the past few years I’ve worked in animation, design, freelance commissions, and I’m looking into getting into comics and game design.  This is the third year I’ve participated in this challenge, and while I’ve never gone all 30 days before, who knows?  This year could be one.

My da gallery is here: http://redshoulder.deviantart.com/gallery/.  Good luck to everyone this year.

 

J. James

| October 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

Illustration and graphic design as career goals is evident through the massive amount of work I have been producing in the last few years. The entire focus and purpose of my life since 2006 has been a progression of moving my career into the illustration fields, and specifically the sequential art illustration field.  Living in Portland I learned what sacrifices it takes to make a serious career out of illustration and design.  For three years I have been self-publishing multiple zine and comic titles, doing 24 Hour Comics whenever possible, and tabling at cons in cities all over the West.

My career history involves a over a decade in successful restaurant management, and so eventually it is my goal to be a project manager for a graphic design firm, or editor for a comic book company, with attention always to penciling jobs when available.

My professional graphic design and illustration portfolios are at    www.jjamesmcfarland.com    with updates fairly frequently.

All of my sites are viewable at    www.friendlybelligerent.com   and with updates fairly frequently.

In addition to 30 Characters in November, I will be consistently rolling out new material for my art blog at   www.friendlybelligerent.blogspot.com which means this will be a VERY busy month.

- J.

Illustration and graphic design as career goals is evident through the massive amount of work I have been producing in the last few years. The entire focus and purpose of my life since 2006 has been a progression of moving my career into the illustration fields, and specifically the sequential art illustration field.  Living in Portland I learned what sacrifices it takes to make a serious career out of illustration and design.  For three years I have been self-publishing multiple zine and comic titles, doing 24 Hour Comics whenever possible, and tabling at cons in cities all over the West.  My career history involves a over a decade in successful restaurant management, and so eventually it is my goal to be a project manager for a graphic design firm, or editor for a comic book company, with attention always to penciling jobs when available.  - J.

2012 Challenger RandomSyhn

| October 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

The name is Jaclyn and this will be my second year doing the 30 characters challenge. I recently started up at VFS for 3D animation and visual effects (yeah lasts years hopes for art school toatally came true. I’m not sure if I’ll be able to get any character sculpts in this year seeing as I just started with the sofware but I will attempt my 2D characters just as I did last year. Hopefully I will find the time to get this year done. I found last year was a fantastic way to improve my art and come up with ideas on the spot.

My dA is here where more works in progress and sketches can be found on my tumblr here although it is not as full of art as I orginally intened it to be.

 

 

2012 Challenger: Ross Demma

| October 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

I’m Ross Demma, I’m an artist in Tucson, AZ and I’ve been drawing pretty much all of my life. I heard about the 30 Character Challenge last year, but was too late to sign up. A couple years ago, I tried a self-driven “Draw something once a week for a year”. Although, I did complete my task (I did end up with 52 drawings), I noticed it lacked structure. I look forward to creating and sharing with all of you!

2012 Challenger: Chrystle Rose

| October 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

Say cheese ChesterWhat to say about me.  I’m thrilled I am able to participate in this years challenge!!!  I stumbled upon banners for it in early January, I believe, and I just adored the idea. I decided I needed to register and commit to it, right then and there.

I love drawing, and I’m constantly doodling on everything.  My favorite things to draw are costume designs, because I sew what I draw!

I’m hoping to use this challenge to work on my drawing skills and diversifying my body and face shapes.  Also, I need to work on drawing more males than females. Rather bad habit lol.