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A 23 year old Communications major with a passion for art but not yet enough skill to make a living off of it. I work with digital comics, acrylic painting, small figurine sculpting and attempt to make clothes and plush animals.

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Day 7: Chany (pronounced “Shawnee”)

| November 13, 2013 | 0 Comments


If the horn doesn’t give it away, Chany is a unicorn. Yes, it is cliche, but I loved “The Last Unicorn” so much when I was a child I just had to go there.

Even in Lazare, unicorns are rare, as it takes them around a hundred years to mature sexually. Chany is only about seventy, so she has yet to produce a foal, but she and her mother make a tidy living by providing shavings from each other’s horns. Unicorn horn shavings are used in many things that faeries make, which tend to be potions/elixers/salves/powders so they are relatively valuable. Unicorns are also highly requested in their human forms as performers. They do not sing, it is most similar to the resonance that one feels from a chackra chime after it’s been struck. They are also the only creature in Lazare that is never requested in a brothel setting because they are so revered as a species, and thus there has never been a mixed breed as far as unicorns go.

Day 5 and 6: Duffy and Zach

| November 11, 2013 | 2 Comments


Yes, I did skip day 4. I’m still working on him… never done a full-on shapeshifter before, so it’s taking a lot more references and time than I thought.
In that same vein, these two are actually my first attempt at anthropomorphic characters. Hopefully they aren’t too terrible anatomy-wise, and if they are I apologize to those who are bothered by that.
Duffy and Zach are fraternal twins. I referenced sand cats for Duffy and black pumas/panthers for Zach. Duffy is playful, but her brother is just as mischevious as he is playful so Duffy has to smooth over quite a few spots of trouble that Zach gets himself or them both into. They work for Damien and service some clients together and others separately, depending on the client’s preferences.

Day 3: Claire

| November 10, 2013 | 0 Comments


Claire is the main, and essentially only fully human, character in this world I’m constructing (Lazare). She is going to be the focus of the story when I am able to place it into webcomic form. She was once a major believer in the mythological creatures that might have once roamed the Earth, but gave it up after years of her step-father continuously insisting that they weren’t real every time she would talk about or draw them. Lazare would have been her paradise just five years before, but now that she is a college sophomore the only thing on her mind after finding herself in the secret home of myths is getting home.

Day 2: Damien

| November 10, 2013 | 0 Comments


Damien is the owner and operator of a high-class Lazare brothel. (Yes, I went there. :P) He is a blood-sucking ladykiller with a grin as chilly as Hannibal’s. He secretly wages an internal war of either keeping the Gift of Lazare (the main character that I will introduce in the next post) to himself or helping her escape back into her part of Earth. I’ve been sketching him for quite a while, but hadn’t really exposed him to the public until I settled on a decent look. What better time to introduce him to the world than during this challenge?

Day 1: Julianna

| November 7, 2013 | 2 Comments


Julianna is an elf, if you didn’t already realize that by the large and pointed ears. *laughs*
She is a songstress by trade and entertains passerby in the mysterious world of Lazare, a world and comic idea that I’m working on. My intent is to use this 30 character challenge to build up the kinds of characters in Lazare and thus flesh out the world/idea further.
Hope you enjoy. If not, sorry.

P.S.: I blame my perfectionist tendencies for my being so late on posting. I’ve been drawing every day, but this is the only sketch that turned out decent enough to post.

2013 Challenger: Ariel W.

| October 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

I’m a 23-year-old Communications major. An odd thing to put up front here, I know, but my beloved hobbies include many kinds of creative endeavors. I write (though I have yet to participate in NaNoWrimo, and I’m not going to do both that and this in my first go-around,) draw, paint, make sculptures/figurines and attempt to make clothes and stuffed animals.

I heard about this challenge from another artist that I have been watching for a while on DeviantArt and decided that I should do it. It’ll be challenging, as I’ve never done anything like it before, but we’ll just have to see how far I can go with it. If nothing else, it will help me practice my drawing skills and I certainly need practice in that.

Good luck everybody and I hope this month will provide a lot of constructive critique and growth for us all!