Archive for December 2nd, 2012

Beausephus + Son | 30 Characters in 30 Days 2012

| December 2, 2012 | 1 Comment

This is my second year in the 30 Characters in 30 Days Challenge and my second successful completion.  30 original characters created by my son’s effusive and fervent imagination and my trustworthy iPad Gen 01 and three nibs for my Bamboo stylus.  I feel I was able to tweak my normal style a bit for different characters and different designs. Some of the presentations above are more successful than others but the overall creative process more than make up for my own criticism of my own talents.



Kristen Keck 30 Characters 2012

| December 2, 2012 | 1 Comment

Doing the challenge was a great experience. I wasn’t sure if I was taking on too much by trying to do this and NaNoWriMo, but an interesting thing happened. Because I was drawing characters from the scripts I planned on writing, the two projects sort of fueled each other. Also, seeing everyone else’s characters as the month went on was super motivating. I must admit I was checking the site multiple times during the day at work to see if there was anything new…it was a little bit of an obsession :)

Wow, what a challenge!

| December 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

This challenge was amazing. I’ve learned a lot about my artistic self as a result of this, as I have never before completed a challenge like this one. I drew more art in a month than I have ever done in a semester at college.

Waking up every morning in November to draw a character was exactly what I needed.

I saw some of the most amazing stuff by artists who gave their all and best, everyday! Thanks for doing so. I’ve definitely got some new favorite artists as a result of this.

In closing, I’d like to say congratulations to us all for completing the 2012 30 characters challenge.

Now that it is done, I’ve got some great inspiration, momentum, and 30 new characters to animate now.

Well, I better get started.