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30 Day Wrap-up

| November 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

This has been fun, for the most part. I’m proud of myself for sticking with it for the whole month, even though it might not have been the smartest choice. Still, I feel like I’ve grown as an artist, and have learned some valuable lessons both on how to use Photoshop and Artrage, and world and character building. I really want to use some of these characters in stories now! Now I can go work on projects for school, and draw lots and lots of fanart.

 

Day 30: Stella Droon

| November 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

Stella is a wind maker in Floom. She works near the water, as her specialty is in steering sail boats and creating the occasional hurricane. Stella enjoys wearing brightly colored dresses and shoes, and dislikes cold weather. She is Liam’s mentor, although he frustrates her daily due to his

 

 

 

Day 29: Felicia Spasky

| November 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

Felicia lives in Portland. She has two part time jobs, one at a Starbucks, and one at a small record store. She doesn’t like chocolate, the Beatles, winter, summer, or you. She likes dogs. Particularly the large slobbery ones.

 

Day 28: The Moose Rider

| November 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

Not much is known about the Moose Rider. It is said that his moose is mechanical, but no one has gotten close enough to him to know for sure. One day he appeared in Floom, and within a year had begun riding around on the moose with his longbow. Where he is from, what is name is, no one can say, or those who can won’t.

 

Day 27: Liam Maloney

| November 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

Liam is half human and half wind maker. His father crossed into Floom about 20 years ago, and a year or so after, fell in love with a wind maker by the name of Rudalpha. Liam is not interested in working, he would much rather spend his days lazing around in a self powered hot air balloon eating cheese and crackers.

 

Day 25 Part 2: Calvin White, age 19

| November 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

For the last eight years, Calvin has been learning more and more about magic, and about how little of it has anything in common with Harry Potter. In a few months, he’ll be going off to college, and a whole slew of new problems will be facing him in respect to hiding his powers.

 

Day 25: Calvin White

| November 25, 2011 | 1 Comment

For years Calvin has been trying to persuade his parents that he is a wizard, to no avail. On his eleventh birthday, the 31st of of July (the same as Harry’s), he had not yet received his letter from Hogwarts. His parents tried to comfort him, assuming that he had finally given up on the idea. However, even though no letter had arrived, Calvin was still convinced that he must be a wizard, and would not let them near him. He grabbed his plastic cauldron full of stuffed owls and fake potions and spell books and hid them in his closet.

After a few days of not speaking to his parents, and hearing them discuss therapy options, he decided it would be more prudent to just pretend that he did not believe in magic any more. It was about this point that he noticed that he actually did have magical abilities that were not only his imagination. Unfortunately, he is not able to tell anyone without them thinking he is making it up or mentally ill.

 

Day 24: Barnabus the Big

| November 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

Barnabus the Big is over 8 feet tall, which actually isn’t very large for a giant, but as he was raised by humans, his name still makes sense. Now in his early 40’s, it is Barnabus’s job to greet the new humans crossing into the land of Floom. He loves humans, but they don’t always love him, as his axe and height are a bit intimidating.

 

Day 23: Sheriff Donahue

| November 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

Sheriff Donahue rides his cow, Rutherford around the desert town of Barnabord daily. He has been sheriff for the past 10 years, and has no plans of retiring any time soon. At the age of 42, he has a wife and two children, ages 10 and 13. He speaks in a long drawn out low voice, and enjoys listening to recordings of violin concertos.

 

Day 22: Metin and Brae

| November 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

Hey- Hey Metin! Guess what I can do!
go away brae i need to read another book and a half before this afternoon.
But I can do a headstand!
i don't care go away.
Oh hey, can I have some M&Ms?
if it will get you to leave me alone.

 

 

Day 21: Cayla Vang

| November 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

Cayla was a musician until about a year ago, when she was transported into an entirely different world. Now forced into a land filled with wizards and dragons, she has been traveling with her guitar and fighting thieves and chimeras.

 

Day 20: The Lint Demon

| November 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Lint Demon is the scourge of the sock kingdom. He strikes terror in the hearts of the unmatched, the pairless, and even the heavily darned socks. Maybe one day a brave sock will defeat him, but for the time being, he is free to roam and destroy.

 

Day 19: Brianna Jones

| November 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

Brianna is a sophomore at Ridgeville High School. She enjoys playing electric guitar and drawing fanart for Nightmare Before Christmas, and always posts it to Deviantart. However, a nagging feeling in the back of her head tells her that she’s not very good at any of the things she enjoys doing. Is she right? Is her insistance that Green Day is the best band not true? Only time will tell.

 

Colette Franjou

| November 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

An annoyed looking girl.Colette is in the same fourth grade class as Shim and Ken. She dislikes them, as they are weird and kind of smelly. She is the leader of a group of three other girls and herself, and takes pride in her croissant-esque curls.

 

Day 17: The Dragon Writer

| November 17, 2011 | 2 Comments

A dragon writing on a type writer.Deep in a cavern, the Dragon Writer sits, pounding away on his typewriter and drinking scalding cappuccinos. As the stack of completed pages grows higher, paper flies in the air on his breath, and begins to burn up, now in the direct path of the smoke. Thus begins the near-eternal writing and rewriting of his novel.

 

Day 16: Chicken Feathers

| November 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

Chicken Feathers, Ken for short, is Shing’s brother. The first human they met called him Chicken Feathers, in reference to the hair under his ears. Like his sister, he has been forced into elementary school, however, he makes no effort to hide his antennae, preferring to just tell people they are a birth defect, a claim that few actually believe. Ken wears brightly colored clothing, usually on the formal side like his sister, as the planet they are from wore formal attire nearly all the time. Unlike his sister, Ken is happy nearly all the time, and although most of the people in his fourth grade think he is weird, he has made a few good friends.

 

Day 15: George Washington

| November 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

George Washington, Shing for short, came to earth 7 months ago with her brother Chicken Feathers. Needing to have an identity on earth, she latched on to the first name she heard, “George Washington.” Although on her home planet she was a fully grown adult, her size means that she and her brother can pass as third or fourth graders at most. Annoyed with the frilly pink dresses being worn by the other girls in her grade, Shing only wears the finest button down shirts and bow ties.

Shing’s antenas are not retractable, she simply ties them together every morning (a painful process, but what else is she supposed to do) to resemble a headband.

 

Day 14: The List Master

| November 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

No one knows quite how old The List Master is, but it’s rumored he is as old as lists themselves, and will not die until the last list is finished. He keeps a number of pens and pencils in his hat at all times, and keeps track of all the lists in the world, and what is on them, from grocery lists to guest lists.

 

Day 13: James Yang

| November 13, 2011 | 0 Comments

James is Sam’s boyfriend. He Lived in Chicago until the age of 16, when he and his mother moved to Ridgeville, Iowa. For over a year, he bought cheese at the farmer’s market from Sam before finally asking her out. Three years later, they’re still together. About a year before the story starts, James got a job at the elementary school teaching art.

 

Julian Omara

| November 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

In his mid 20s, Julian used to spend his time surfing on the coast, but has been forced to stop, now that he’s in landlocked Iowa. Julian is from Los Angeles, although he recently moved because his girlfriend was going to college in Iowa. He currently works in a car repair shop.

 

Day 11: Xueda and Yinlin

| November 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

No color today, unfortunately. Wow. Only 3 minutes until I’m a day late. Xueda and Yinlin are characters from a folk tale coming from the Hui people, which I’m currently adapting into a comic. I did their designs today.

Day 10: Bloody Mary Sue

| November 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

A girl with rainbow pigtails. She is wearing roller derby gear-knee pads, roller skates, and a helmet with a stripe on it, signifying she is a Pivot. She is also wearing a tutu.No 1920’s ladies today, I’m afraid. I wanted to do something fun, so I decided to draw in a manga style, which I never do. I decided to to a magic-girl sort of character, making her purposely Mary-Sueish, but she somehow got morphed into a Roller Girl.

Anyway, this is Bloody Mary Sue. Don’t let her cuteness fool you though, not only is she a great pivot, she has a knack for making people disappear when she doesn’t like them.

 

Day 9: Antonia Saltatio

| November 9, 2011 | 0 Comments

A woman wearing a hat with a flower pattern, and holding a parasole. She is also wearing a dress with a low belt and puffy sleeves.

I’m making an adaptation of The 12 Dancing Princesses that takes place in 1927, where the daughters sneak off every night to a speakeasy.

Antonia is the third oldest of the twelve sisters. She loves nature, especially the sunlight. However, being incredibly pale, she burns very easily, and carries a parasole with her whenever she goes outside.

Day 8: Alba Saltatio

| November 8, 2011 | 0 Comments

A woman in a long shirt and flapper-esque skirt. She is wearing a 1920's era hat, and holding a compact mirror.

I’m making an adaptation of The 12 Dancing Princesses that takes place in 1927, where the daughters sneak off every night to a speakeasy.

Alba is the second eldest. She is more vain than Irene, and loves to look at herself in her compact mirror.

Irene Saltatio

| November 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

A woman in a long flapper dress; it has a wide tie around the lower hips. She is also wearing a beaded hat, and holding a cigarette holder.

I’m making an adaptation of The 12 Dancing Princesses that takes place in 1927, where the daughters sneak off every night to a speakeasy.

Irene is the oldest of the 12 daughters.

Lillian Simmons

| November 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

A curvy girl with light brown skin. She is wearing a pink coat with ruffles at the bottom, grey tights, and yellow mittens, scarf, and hat. She is holding three books.Lillian is Thusela’s younger sister. She has no magic whatsoever, but loves to read. At the age of 12 she was accepted into the Northern Floom Preparatory Academy for Gifted Students. She enjoys bright primary colors, warm clothing, and hot chocolate, as the northern academy is very cold.

Day 5: Layla Madani

| November 5, 2011 | 0 Comments

A woman sitting and reading a comic book. She is wearing a cowl-neck sweater and boxers.Layla is one of my other character’s (Aly) step-sister. She’s 28, and reads comics and graphic novels very frequently, and works at Starbucks.

Day 4: Celeste

| November 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

Celeste is a witch who is especially good with plants. She enjoys making large beanstalk-esque plants that she can sit on. She mostly talks to vegetables and trees (flowers are much too snooty), and doesn’t have very many human friends.

Day 3: Shaina Laroux

| November 3, 2011 | 1 Comment

Two drawings of a black woman with a mohawk: in one, she is standing in a short red dress, looking annoyed. In the other, she is sitting on a bench wearing boxing gloves, a sports bra and shorts.

Shaina Laroux is an ex-boxer. Her mother, from Paris, moved to Los Angeles in the late 70s, and had Shaina in 1986. When Shaina was in her late teens, she boxed frequently. Eventually her parents made her stop after she was nearly killed. Now in her mid 20’s, she has decided to get a degree in the small town of Ridgeville, Iowa.

 

 

Day 2: Ranie Dobson

| November 2, 2011 | 0 Comments

A woman sitting on the ground. She has a large spiral hat on, and slightly mismatched clothing.

This is Ranie Dobson. She’s a witch like Thusela, although not in training. As a child, she was a prodigy, specifically in food-related magic, and has since opened a bakery in the heart of the land of Floom.

Thusela Simmons

| November 2, 2011 | 1 Comment

A girl with poofy pink hair in a blue tube dress. Text reads: Thusela Simmons: "Thusela lives in some far off land where magic exists. She is a witch in training."

First day!
I’m not sure exactly what universe this lady exists in yet, since I just created it. Wow. Wasn’t planning on creating an entire new story when I woke up this morning. But yeah. We’ll see.

-Ruby