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#22-Panda X

| November 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

In the post-apocalyptic world, where humans have been extinct for centuries, other animals have evolved and struggle to find a balance between the wealthy and the poor. Panda X is one of the last few pandas left on earth and was fortunate to be raised in a wealthy environment-however he largely rebels against the values of the rich and powerful, so he becomes a renegade to fight against his own not hesitating to use the tools and the luxuries he has as an advantage.

#20,21-Chester & Leila

| November 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

Chester,the soft-spirited giant and Leila, the brutally honest voice–Sometimes the most unlikely monsters make the best of friends.

#19-Graffertiti

| November 19, 2012 | 1 Comment

Even though Graffertiti is future queen, she loves adventure and doing things that are out of the norm and quite unlady-like.

#17&18- Candice & Jonas

| November 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

Candice is the most popular chick in school-naturally she would fall head over heels for the captain of the school’s football team-Jonas. Unfortunately Jonas see passes her material facade and has absolutely no interest to pursue her advances.

#16-Tasha

| November 17, 2012 | 1 Comment

Tasha-Your neighbourhood bully and animal-torturing tyrant.

 

*Brain is dead from trying to catch up with posts-I feel like my art will regress to stick-men at this rate!*

#15-Kohula

| November 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

Kohula is trying to fit into a new country and lifestyle in hawaii, but isn’t really enjoying it.  The coconut bra isn’t that comfortable. Maybe leaving Australia wasn’t such a good idea.

#14-Cowboy

| November 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

Cowboy

A young child’s face peers up at Jo — the child’s pale skin is made even whiter by huge rings of mascara encircling the

eyes.
We can’t tell if it’s a boy or girl beneath the wild hair, spiky with sweat and black dye, but the child is clutching a clove cigarette. He should look young, no older than 13, and is probably younger. Goth/emo black clothes. Possibly an earring or two, but this is a kid just entering that world, not “with a face full of piercings.”
Cowboy could be holding his prize from the gang initiation — a huge, expensive leather coat with a bull’s skull on the back and the Driftwood Kryptic logo emblazoned upon it.
~From “True ink” – by Jesse Scoble
(thanks for the character ideas!)

#13-Fallon

| November 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

Fallon is a no-B.S type of gal-some may say that shes a little obsessive in her bowling hobby but she’d prefer to be called ‘passionate’ instead.

 

#12-Dixie

| November 14, 2012 | 1 Comment

Dixie is Santa’s secretary who annually keeps track of the naughty vs nice status of every child. She may make appearances as a new substitute teacher or baby-sitter, but her task is simple-to evaluate every child so she will have enough data for the naughty/nice list.

#11-Rainman

| November 12, 2012 | 2 Comments

The Rainman competes with his fellow weather patterns in a quick game of poker or 21 to determine who the loser will be-The loser is in charge of the weather the next day. The Rainman has been on a winning streak for 5 weeks-The apple farmers haven’t been too happy about that.

#10-Oscar (the ostracised Ostrach)

| November 11, 2012 | 3 Comments

Oscars wild head of hair has traumatized him throughout highschool-Now that he is a freshman, he hopes the brand new start in university will earn him some new friends who will see past his firey mane. Beers anyone?

#09-Chi-Bo

| November 11, 2012 | 1 Comment

Chi-bo is fresh from China-his favorite subject is Math and science. Since his arrival, he has already developed quite the reputation and unsurprisingly, a few enemies envious of his advanced knowledge.

#08-Jimmy

| November 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

Jimmy is newbie Vatican guard and hes not sure if he likes the job yet-theres alot of standing around!

#07-The Unlikely Neighbour

| November 8, 2012 | 8 Comments

Certainly, Fish can get tired of their scenery too.

#06-Mr. Mapache

| November 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

Mr. Mapache is out to dominate the entire raccoon colony-with plans to eliminate man-kind as well. He is the arch-nemesis to Racoona, and will stop at nothing until he reaches his goals.

 

#5-Raccoona

| November 5, 2012 | 2 Comments

Raccoona is the ultimate raccoon guardian. No longer will the Raccoons have to scavenge through garbage bins and risk getting beaten by brooms-Raccoona is there to provide all their favorite delicacies and ensure none will get left behind.

#04-Stumpy

| November 5, 2012 | 2 Comments

Stumpy is a stunted tree that couldn’t grew any taller or fuller. His only friends are the occasional birds that perch on his limp branches and the fungi that have started to populate him.

#03-Mini me

| November 4, 2012 | 2 Comments

To be honest, I was really strained for ideas when I got to day 3 post…This is Mini-me-when I was a kid, I use to believe my toys were alive-I had 1 favorite clown bear, Bobo, and I would take him everywhere with me. I eventually felt guilty for the lack of attention on the other toys so I would make sure to take them around with me also. One particular clown was especially scary to me, but I made sure to give him extra attention because I imagined him to be the most neglected of them all.

 

#02-Rusty Dusty

| November 3, 2012 | 2 Comments

Rusty Dusty was a forgotten turtle that got lost one day in the house after his owners forgot to put him back in his pen. Since then, he has become a lonesome wanderer, adapting to the cracks between beds, the back of sofas, and any little nook and cranny in the house. He has even discovered a good way to conceal himself as to not attract attention from the family dog.

#01-Arachnicat

| November 1, 2012 | 3 Comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Not much to say about this guy, except he is part cat (yay!) and part spider (eww). He fishes with his tail and binds his prey with web until he is ready to feast!

#26 Rich

| December 1, 2011 | 1 Comment

Rich is a music warrior sent to fill people’s lives with appropriate soundtracks at the appropriate moments. Whether it is life’s highs or lows, he is there to fill the air with music that accompany the emotions felt.  He sharpens the moments of clarity, and flattens those that are dull.

 

This is another friend-inspired piece…At first I wanted to tackle this character in a more complex way with actual knight’s armor-however I got so frustrated with painting those details in such short time that I had to leave that initial concept behind. This doodle came out rather spontaneously and I feel was much more loose and fun to paint with the time constraints. Anyway…wow..can’t believe this is my last character…!

Its been a bit of a roller-coaster month…slightly bitter-sweet….I felt like I took on another full-time job…however the rewards have been well worth it. I can’t count the number of social events I had to forgo in order to not fall as far behind…Anyway-this was a great learning experience and I really appreciate everyone’s positive comments/support. Hope to see you guys all next year!

# 2&30 Just 1 more?

| November 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

 

So during this whole challenge, alot of people have suggested to me to do a character of myself…and my boyfriend-So these two creatures are representatives of us-Me, the snuggle bunny/koala mix…and him as the calm & collected (sometimes too serious) wolf-like character. I sometimes really do feel like a kid around him and all I want is to be hugged and cuddled….I find myself saying to him many times….”Just 1 more? please?”

 

Interestingly–I have 1 more character to do before this challenge ends! Just 1 more!

#29 Gigi & Bone

| November 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

It was love at first sight. Gigi knew Bone was the one the first minute she laid eyes him. Although hes unusually quiet, he is quite adaptable and open minded to everything Gigi wants to do.  They have an amazingly harmonious relationship that make many envious.

#28 Barbara

| November 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

Baa Baa black sheep

Have you any wool?

Yes ma’am, yes ma’am,

Three bags full.

Three for the master,

none for the dame,

And none for the little boy

Who lives down the lane.

The connotation around the “black sheep” was never a negative thing before Barbara took over. Determined to be the most unique girl in the land, she decided she would steal all the black sheep and be the sole being to fashion a black wool wig. The sheep have even begun to learn her name in fear to warn others of her arrival. Hence that is why today we hear sheep call out ” baa..baa..” in spirit of the past dealings with Barbara.

#27 Ben

| November 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

Ben the monkey boy…he gets a mid-night craving for bananas all the time..

Wow…no more weekend marathon paintings..my brain is completely deprived of any sort of creativity or patience. I think I need to rest.

#25 “Bob”

| November 27, 2011 | 1 Comment

Victor was shoveling the snow on the biggest snow-storm of the century..when suddenly something mysterious appears on his yard. Since then he has been spending alot more time outdoors than usual …and when his suspecting mom questions him, he simply tells her that hes met a new friend named “Bob.” His mom doesn’t fret much-so long as he still gets his shoveling done.

 

*Continuation character to Victor (day 24!)

#24 Victor

| November 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

Victor HATES winter ..for its miserable snow storms, for his mom’s overbearing demands to dress warm, and also for shoveling. It wasn’t until one day, during the biggest snowstorm in the century, Victor discovers something that may change his mind completely about winter.

 

Note* What he discovers will be my next character ! =)

#23 Victoria

| November 26, 2011 | 1 Comment

Victoria, the girl who ran away and learned to fly…

 

Victoria is a runaway fairy who grew tired of the strict traditions of her kind. Given beautiful wings from birth, they are encouraged not to use them for flight. Some say its because of the delicate nature of the wings themselves, but Victoria believes it is a way to prevent curious exploration and keep the the knowledge and boundaries of their kingdom limited. Victoria ends up running away and discovered the land of the crows where she accumulated the habits of flight and hunting. Her fairy past slowly departs from her soul…yet she is satisfied and determined to leave it all behind.

 

Note* The phrase , “Victoria the girl who ran away and learned to fly” came to me in a dream and it was actually the name of a clothing brand that appeared. Ive had this phrase in my mind for a while and I’ve always imagined her to be a rebellious girl. I thought taking it in the direction of a dark fairy would be interesting to show a bit of a contrast of characters. I really enjoyed this piece….again…a little more loose and designy than my usual stuff…but happy how it turned out!

#22 Ghost of Tiger

| November 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

Ghost of tiger…the spirit that haunts an unsuspecting soul that may be lacking the right energy and assertiveness. It captures the mundane soul and fills it with rage and passion.
note**What an experimental piece…I was inspired by a coworkers dream and I instantly had this imagery in mind. Definitely was super fun to paint so loosely and to just have fun with colours.

#20,21 May & Boss

| November 23, 2011 | 1 Comment

 

May and Boss are great pals and they look out for eachother. Ironically,  May acts more like the boss sometimes…but Boss is happy to obey.

 

*A bit lack of creativity in my recent posts cus they’re more like little caricatures I’m doing of friends in my life….regardless…this was a fun one to do!*

#19 K-Pow!

| November 22, 2011 | 1 Comment

 

Kathy Pow hates cooties and is out to eliminate all the boys in her school…whatever it takes to do it!