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2013 Post#2 — Rat Ninjas : The 30 Characters Challenge

2013 Post#2 — Rat Ninjas

| November 2, 2013 | 2 Comments

Wilcox Post #2 — Rat Ninjas. Rat Ninjas are apart of a cartoon series I call Foxy and the Toon Agents. This a Saturday-morning-cartoons meets a James Bond-super spy kind of an idea. Needless to say, a herd of cartoon rats( as ninjas) would make for fine villains for the series.

Most of the main characters I created last year, and so I’m just throwing in a couple characters I didn’t get a chance to present up till now.

For the newbie participants in our art challenge: how do you create 30 characters in 30 days? Well, beside being a natural for creating this kind of art project, what I do is create a series of characters. That is, a person can create a whole world of characters as if you were creating a novel, a movie, or a TV show. You wouldn’t just have one character for the above, you would create a whole cast of characters to play out the story/stories.

I mentioned Foxy and the Toon Agents above. In that, I have the lead of the series, Foxy, as a cartoon fox with James Bond abilities(he gets by with his imagination, cunning, and stealthy quickness). Foxy’s big boss at the Toon Agents is Ursa(she’s a real bear to work for). Then there’s Miss Kitty, a Persian cat fem fatale; and Lester, a mouse who thinks enthusiasm and active effort are a replacement for knowledge and experience. And, of course, the villains — Professor Lobo(a mad scientist type) and Agent X(a shadowy figure that uses hulking strength and terror to finish his missions). Take the number of characters I just mentioned and the Rat Ninjas, and that’ll adds up to seven characters. Plus, if you run out ideas for characters in one series, then you can also create other series to help out.

Hope everyone here has a great time with the art challenge. I know I will.RatNinjas

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Hi Gang!! Here I am for my third go around with this art challenge. I have high hopes to finish with at least 30 new characters this year. Last year"s schedule was hectic for me, so I only did 16 drawings. And while that number doesn't count it here; it does mean I already have a dozen characters waiting in the wings, simply because I didn't have the time to draw them out. Onward and upward!!! There seems to be a few new things happening this year: there are a lot of people who started early, and a lot of them are damn good. This latter should encourage all of us to churn out better characters and art as the challenge wears on. Good luck to us all.

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  1. JAGuerzon says:

    Thanks for sharing some ideas on how to get through the challenge. I think I’ll slowly evolve these early drawings into a cohesive storyline. If you have any ideas, please share more of your creative process.

    Jon
    JAGuerzon.com

  2. Marche says:

    A lot of storytelling! Thanks for sharing and inspiration.

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