Archive for November 30th, 2012

Day 30: Armless Jay

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Jay Weston is brilliant and driven. So much so that when both of his arms were taken by the crime boss, Crazy Teddy, who wished to exploit him for his genius, Jay built new appendages and went back to work on his experiments. When Crazy Teddy’s thugs came back to check in on him again, they found a man ready, with giant crushing arms. With his new weapons, and his fierce dog Tidbit, the crime family doesn’t stand a chance. 

J. James Final Characters

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J. James 2012 – 30 Characters:

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J. James 2011 – 30 Characters:

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Trey Jackson: The Down and Dirty Thirty, 2012

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Here they go…

Overall, I was happy with the progress I made this year, and it gives me ideas of what I need to improve on next. This has become like a final exam, a benchmark for what I can do in a couple hours a day over 30 days.

 

 

#30 The Desire

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#30 The Desire

#29 Pnarlaug

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#29 Pnarlaug

#28 J.D. Smith

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#28 J.D. Smith

#30 – Bench Jockey (Alex Aronson)

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Most people don’t have to try to be a superhero. They just are. Alex Aronson tried really, really, REALLY hard to be one.

And he’s terrible at it.

In all honesty, “terrible” is an unfair descriptor. He’s not wholly incompetent at being a hero, it’s just that there are a lot of people much, much, much better at it than he is. Better organized. More skillfull. More capable of remembering if they parked their car in front of a fire hydrant. Alex was once described in a newspaper profile of superheroes as “meaning well”.

By all means, Alex isn’t a bad guy, and he’s kind of irrepressably positive about his position in life, even if he does find his never-ending string of robberies and crimes foiled by happenstance, accident or by someone else a bit frustrating. But when your only superpower is an advanced level of prestidigitation, there’s only so much you can do against a raging, 500-pound human behemoth.

Still, Alex is determined to be a hero, and rather than becoming a complete joke, he has gained a small retinue of dedicated fans, who see him as the everyman answer to the people streaking across the sky who don’t interact with day-to-day citizens anymore. He can’t jump over a building, has generally awful taste in almost everything, but he really does live the job, and believes a day spent working with children in need is just as good as stopping a robbery or a murder. He is a little deluded, sure, but he’s the kind of person who would show up to bail an acquaintance he’d just met once out of jail. He’s kind of embraced the nickname of “Bench Jockey”, given to him by a much bigger, stronger superhero. No, he’s never going to stop a plane from crashing, but he’s still important, in his own way.

Corrie Ferrell Jr. – 30 Characters in 30 Days 2012 Edition

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RogerBrandonJasonTrevorAlex

DennisGruntCold

SparkyMCWGOliviaDelusional DetectiveSprinter

Creepy GuyCannonTerror BorgWarrenHovering Arm

Avian HareBruceFurDanaSusan

Experimental SlimeNightmareFrankieBlightThe So-Called "Princess"

And those are my characters for this year’s challenge.

Jesse Kiefer – 30 Characters in 30 Days

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It was fun folks! My goals for the project were much looser this year. A few of these characters will get some use soon, some I already started using before the month was even over. (Pofigs from Day 9 and Leobertin from Day 2 were both featured in this video from the 19th and I can’t wait to use Tony G. Block from “day 20” soon) I had to ditch the color towards the end but still got some fun stuff done.


Post#16 — Captain Silverfox

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Post#16 — Captain Silverfox: Is an anthropomorphic cartoon character set in the Star Trek universe. I designed this character to be a part of my Trek newsletter (USS Silver Fox Newsletter, a chapter of starfleet-command.com).

Unfortunately, this will be my last posting for this year’s Challenge. I’m kinda disappointed with myself for putting out this small a number of pictures. Part of the reason was scheduling, and part of it was me just not feeling like drawing during parts of the month. It was not a lack of creativity, as I had months before this year’s Challenge to whip out more than enough characters (and more characters as the month moved on).

But, that doesn’t mean that this year’s challenge wasn’t worth the effort. The month’s concentrtated push to create all these characters showed me where my strongths and weaknesses are as an artist. Parts of the illustrations I did add this year was an improvement over last year’s efforts. One thing that helped me was having the time to sketch out and expand on each character I developed. This is a common practice; the artist doesn’t just settle for just one solution to a problem, but looking at a character from a number of angles (situations, interactions with other characters, etc.).

Thus, I’m glad to have been part of this Challenge this year. See you guys next year!

#30 – Vengeful Farmer

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This is “The Vengeful Farmer of Windsorhaven”, a human farmer, from the town of Windsorhaven.

A little backstory, the party had set fire to several homes to oust a gang of cultists within the town. A barn and its bevy of pigs were collateral damage among other properties.

The farmer wants vengeance for his hometown.

#29 – Safia Boateng

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Safia Boateng is a 24-year-old woman, originally from Kumasi, Ghana, who has come to rural Kansas to study botany and agriculture.

Safia grew in a large family, the second of five children and the first daughter, and spent much of her childhood at her mother’s side, helping out with household duties as her father supported the family. She took an interest in plants from a young age, embracing her home city’s diversity of plants and gardens.

An adept student, she stood out in classes, and repeatedly proved herself a capable and enduringly curious student. Prone to boredom, Safia was not above causing no small amount of mischief around her school, even terrorizing some of the boys with homemade pyrotechnics and other ideas to upset the usual order of things around her school.

Safia’s father, who worked as a miner, was gone for long stretches, leaving her mother to run the home. Safia is exceptionally close to her mother, who always enouraged her in her pursuits, even the more mischevious ones.

Safia’s relationship with her siblings is a bit more complicated. Her two younger sisters and brothers admire her and what she has achieved, in their own rambunctious way, but her older brother, Anthony, has always taken a dim view of her antics, like her father. The family’s eldest men see her as lacking the kind of basic decency and decorum a girl her age should have.

Safia graduated from college as salutatorian, and decided to pursue graduate school somewhere far from home, to see the world. Her interest in botany and agriculture brought her to Kansas State University, where she has been studying for the last year and a half. Now, as part of the college’s program, she and a few of her classmates have been brought to the small farming community of Summer’s Peak, to study the recent drought and work on creating ways to allow local farmers to continue their businesses.

Hugely resourceful, adaptable and intelligent, Safia got over the culture shock of moving to America with relative ease, and has gotten a reputation on campus as a bit of a girl-McGuyver. She enjoys razzing her classmates, saying she knows more about their nation than they do. She hasn’t revealed to any of her friends yet that she isn’t quite the educated girl from Africa they think she is however.

#29 – Sara

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This is Sara, a deva invoker.

Having attained the form of a seraphim, she unleashes her burning justice against the party. At some point in the campaign. I don’t really know yet.

jellyfishflan: 30 characters in 30 days

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Neil Segura_30 Characters

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Post#15 — Lester

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Post#15 — Lester: is apart of my “Foxy and the Toon Agents” series of characters. In this world of cartoon super spies, Lester is “the Kid”. He is the young kid who brings youthful enthusiasm to this realm of action and adventure (he is the mouse that roared); and figures he knows enough to add himself to the mix. He has seen all the super spy movies, read all the super spy books, and even roleplays Dungeon and Dragons. The trouble is enthusiasm can’t make up for knowledge and experience. Until he lerans that, he is makes himself little more than a pest for the professionals in the field.

Post#14 — Agent X

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Post#14 — Agent X: is apart of my “Foxy and the Toon Agents” series of characters. Agent X is an anthropomorphic cartoon character in a world of cartoon superspies. In that world, Agent X’s face has never been seen. All anyone has ever seen of him is a large hulking figure in the shadows. He is a danger, a monster, and a terror to all that have run all against him.

Arian Croft – 30 Characters in 30 Days: Tales from Nexus City

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My 30 characters for 2012

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#30 – Cute as a Bug

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I DID IT!

#29 – Mushroom Bear

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#25 Rushed Dragon

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Rushed Dragon was rushed.

#24 Johnny Impossible

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Johnny can do anything.

#23 Quadro-arms

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Intelligent arm enhancements for future workers.

No #30

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I’m done…..Ruben Out:)

#22 Intelligent Landing Pod

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Future landing craft will be equipped with strong A.I. computer companions.

#30 Fight!

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#29 Hellooo there…

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CAPTAIN NOVEMBER 2

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Jeff Hebert – 30 Characters in 30 Days

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#30 Brrrr Tree

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Brrrr Tree didn’t realize how cold it would be without his leaves.