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Robert McKeone – 30 Characters in 30 Days 2013 – Mischief Managed!

| December 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

"Daddy's Girl""Tiny" "Lord Resbow" "Danny" "Drew Fuss"

"Edami""Shroomz" "Abbrah" "Larry the Lumberjack" "Fraelyn"

"Pandamonium" "Karlynn""Bandit" "ST-4PH" "The Judge"

"Willy Appleworm" "Tim"  "Puffligeon" "The Littlest Viking""Big Cheeze"

"Louie Leprechaun" "Henry" "Aylxa""Olaf" "Ninja Camel"

"Thea" "Uhngha" "Cletus" "Black Friday" "Wee-Wee"

Though the server time for this challenge is set for “Eastern United States”… I live on the West Coast, so, it was still November 30th when I posted my last (and this) entry, thus successfully completing this years 30 Characters Challenge.  Woohoo!  But if it weren’t for deadlines, nothing would ever get done… am I right?

This year,  I tried to push the “quality” as much as the default quantity.  I wanted each character to match an overall style, and I’d like to think I was quite successful in that, even though I wasn’t entirely sure what that style was gonna be when I started.  There were a lot more animals and creatures this year than I thought there would be.  Was kinda interesting seeing that unfold.  I would also occasionally look back at my entries from 2011, and I must say, I see some growth… which is awesome!

It was a blast seeing some contestants from previous years continuing in the challenge, as well as seeing some new blood, my hats off to all who attempted it.  I’ve got a couple ideas for next years challenge if I participate… but I’ll have to wait til next year to see if I follow through with any of them, or something completely different.

Until then… cheers!

Little G & Little D

| November 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

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Rotiman (Bread Hunter)

| November 28, 2013 | 0 Comments


Beary V

| November 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

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Cheerful Man

| November 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

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The Little Chef

| November 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

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Shopaholic Alien

| November 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

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The Bear Couple

| November 24, 2013 | 1 Comment

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The Horror Guy

| November 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

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Ghost Keepers

| November 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

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The Rage Thrower

| November 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

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BBB (Brown Bear Bot)

| November 19, 2013 | 1 Comment

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2013 returning challenger: Jay Faulkner

| November 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Hi all, my name is Jay and this will be my fourth year of attempting the challenge with year one happening in 2010.  The first year was the only time I managed to get close to finishing this thing, with  10 characters sketched and 30 characters ‘created’ in text form only. Year 2 I managed a handful of sketches and last year nothing past the initial planning stage.  Each year I’ve managed to get ill during the event but, this time, I managed to have my ‘near death experience’ early so am hoping that I can get to the end of November without something bad happening …if the zombie apocalypse does happen though, it will probably be my fault 😉

I’m really a writer nowadays, rather than an ‘artist’, and would say that I’m only an enthusiastic sketcher, so nowhere near as good as the majority of the people here (who I am a little in awe of) but I’m really here to have fun and see how close to 30 I can actually get … will aim for the total, of course, and see how things go 🙂

2013 Returning Challenger: Erwin A.

| October 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

Sup. My name’s Erwin, and I’m pretty stoked to give this challenge another go.

Here’s last year’s entries , and I’m hoping I’ll have a completed catalog for this year as well. I’m not sure what the character focus will be for this year. Rather, I’d like to do more than just scan doodles this time around; maybe fool around with coloring in a few pieces.

I’m looking forward to seeing everyone elses entries, good luck and have fun everybody.

2013 Returning Challenger: Robert McKeone

| October 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

A photo of me, Robert McKeone


I participated in this challenge, for the first time, back in 2011.  I’m proud to say I was successful (barely) in doing so!  I was looking forward to trying again in 2012, but my computer started giving me a LOT of grief and it just wasn’t really possible to use it to deliver the quality I wanted to present.  BUT, got a new computer… and everything is peachy!  So here I go again!

When I’m not participating in this challenge, I occasionally run a sporadically updating webcomic, called appropriately enough, “Waste of Time“.  When I’m ignoring that, I’m slightly more frequently posting to my art blog, “Side Effects May Include Drawsiness“.  When I’m not being artsy, I’m wasting away my years at a dead-end job in a national retail chain known for the ever increasing need to “save you 5%”.

2013 Returning Challenger: Tim M Celis

| October 29, 2013 | 0 Comments


Hey everyone,

The name’s Tim! I’m 23 years old, currently occupying myself with everything art. I’ve been lucky enough to be able to fully engulf myself in art in hopes of one day making a comfortable living off of it.

Last years pieces were all done using the iPad. In fact, nearly 50% of all the work I’ve done throughout the year was created with the iPad because of ease of use, lugging my work with me wherever I go.  I’m not sure what will come of this years challenge, but I’m definitely looking forward to it. Can’t wait to see everyone’s entries, best of luck to all!

2012 Character Challenge

Peak any interest? Come find me! Luckily (or unluckily), I’m sprinkled all over the first few pages of Google. See, I did it for you so just click! Collab? Talk? Play? I’m down!

Or just check the Author Profile… lol

2013: Returning Challenger Approaches

| October 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

Returning Challenger Hey Y’all!  I’m back for another month long round of character designs!!!

I’m Chrystle Roth aka theJabberwokk. I am currently 26 years old and going to school now for business administration. I still like drawing sexy women and designing costume. BUT! This past year I join a goofy DeviantArt group that does nothing but draw Sailor Moon characters traditionally.  They offer art challenge s and I have found my new fav thing to do: Design and color the most un-traditional Sailor Scouts ever.  I drew fricken Daft Punk inspired Scouts that had pasties.  PASTIES!  Albeit they were technically bad guys but whatever.


This year, like last year, I am going to use one of those theme challenges for my entries.  This years is the secondary/modified monster list. I am, however, going to do strictly females of various body shapes, sizes and ages.  As much as i know i need to improve on my male forms, with working retail (still), I know i need to be able to get off work and draw a form that I KNOW I can modify to be unique, without worrying about whether or not the downstairs anatomy even makes sense.


Here’s wishing everyone luck!!!


Link to last years characters:

Link to the dorkiness that is those Sailor Scout (Animmamates):


The 30 day monster girl list->

Derail Howery in the 30 day challenge from chicago

| October 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

hello everybody in the cyber world. I had to drop out last year because I had computer issues but I’m going to be OK this year.  I can’t wait to get going and create some new crazy stuff. I usually have a theme for the contest  but I’m not going to have one this year. I’m going to have fun and go crazy with it.

Register for the 5th Annual 30 Characters Challenge!

| October 1, 2013 | 24 Comments

The 30 Characters Challenge is Back!

The Challenge: Create 30 new characters in 30 days- one for every day of the month of November.

Why: Because the world needs new characters…YOUR characters!

When: Registration runs until 5 pm October 31, 2013. The challenge begins starting November 1st, 2013.

Where: Right here on at 

How to Register: Simply sign up here with your name and email address to be added to the 30 Characters 2013 Challengers Roster.

Returning Challengers: If you participated in the 30 Characters Challenge in either of the past two years, and would like to take part again this year, you’re account is still active! Welcome back!

Stay Connected and Spread the Word:

– Follow the hashtag #30characters on Twitter for the latest information on the 30 Characters Challenge!

– Like the 30 Characters Challenge Facebook page!

– Keep an eye on your inbox for weekly 30 Characters Challenge updates!

– Grab one or more of the approved 30 Characters Challenge Banners, and post on your website.  Or better yet, create your own!

Have questions about the challenge? Be sure to read our FAQ, for everything you could possibly want to know about #30Characters.


The world needs new characters…YOUR characters!


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30 Characters: Culminating Post

| December 1, 2012 | 1 Comment

So, I’m writing this a little bit ahead of time because I’ll be at work for most of my day tomorrow (12/1), but on the east coast, it’s already 12/1, so….hah! The challenge is over and I’m really proud to have taken part this year. By no means was I the best participant nor does my work measure up to some of the beautiful pieces I’ve seen on the site, but I did it for myself. Sketching/drawing is something I’ve done since I was a kid and have always taken the time to do it when time allowed. A lot of myself went into my sketches/drawings, and I found 3o Characters challenged me in a way that was beneficial for various reasons. For one, it helped take my mind off other things that were sort of dragging me down and that felt more like a weight on my shoulders than anything. I felt I needed to step away from writing for a good while and allow myself to think differently. My days were filled with heart-break, loneliness, and introversion up until 11/1.

My days had suddenly become about being observant of people’s characteristics and facial features. I began to think about what my characters would look like in appearance, who to base them on, and how to frame the compositions. All but 2 were done digitally via my iPad mini and the ArtStudio app, but it felt like the most practical way to go about this venture. For one, I could take it with me anywhere and it wouldn’t be horribly cumbersome. In fact, I whipped out my iPad many times while on break at work (which had become time consuming) and began sketching and doodling to get a general idea of what the finished piece would look like. Then, I’d head home and really get to work on the drawing of the day.

Now that it’s over, I’m sort of sad to not have this particular deadline anymore. I have a few other new deadlines to meet (that I’ve set for myself) in regards to my writing, but this was something unique and I’m glad to have taken part in it. I’m also going to say that participating in the 30 Characters challenge has given me a renewed sense of vigor and have already begun applying myself in my next venture(s): writing reviews for a local music site I’ve become a part of, short stories, and poetry that I intend to send off to As per Tyler James’ request, here’s the link to my author page which includes all my drawings (just copy & paste or click on my name), and thank you for the experience Mr. James & Comix Tribe!:


| November 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

 Sea Humonster, Mane Wyvern. When a mutated octopus slid it’s way into Mane’s cranium, it grew… more ways than one. It became him. During the final moments of Mane’s consciousness  the mutant assumed control and burst it’s tentacles out.  Some people who knew him could still see his facial features remain in the newly sculpted concoction.

#3 Powernaut

| November 3, 2012 | 1 Comment

Real name: Eric Casen

Height: 6’0

Weight:228 lbs.

Race:Caucasian Location: New York, NY

Powernaut is a former professional wrestler turned adventurer looking for where that adventure takes him. He was the bread winner for the United Wrestling Organization until the promoter and the board of the company decided to dismiss him due to his disagreement with him. So Sets himself on the adventure of his life as Powernaut, his wrestling name. Powers: Endurance and super-strength. Personality: A go-getter and someone you would wanna get to know.

2012 New Challenger: Erwin A.

| November 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

Sup. I’ve been lurking on the challenge for a couple years now, figured why not give it a shot this time around.

My name’s Erwin. I’m 24 years young, from California. I’ll be doodling out characters for a few D&D campaigns I’m playing in, a bunch of which are logged over at I’ll probably link up the individual things in their posts when I get to it.

I enjoy photography, particularly messing around with dslr’s. And Law & Order: SVU. That’s about it.

2012 Returning Challenger: Ryan Wheaton

| November 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

I’m ready.

Follow my progress on instagram!

Feel free to connect with me via facebook over at Ryan Wheaton Illustration. I’d love to open a dialog with other challengers!

2012 Returning Challenger: Lorenzo Bonilla

| October 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

Hey everyone,

My name is Lorenzo, and I am an aspiring sequential artist who specializes in Character Design. I participated in the 30 Character Challenge last year and was short by ten characters, that I completed at a later time, but this time I plan to fulfill my end of delivering a full 30 characters for this year. My designs and creations can be found on my deviant art profile /emeraldfury, or at my website at

I’ll keep it simple, I will deliver a variety of interesting characters and if there is an interest, I may explore the ideas further. For now, lets see what looks like fun for you, our audience. So, in closing, thanks for reading and wish me luck.

2012 Returning Challenger: Ruben Kaae

| October 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

This is my three year attempting the challenge, my name is Ruben Kaae, I’m a artist from Denmark in Scandinavia.
I have an animation background, but now I’m moving more into illustration, I’ve bin painting digitally for about a 1 year now, and I love it. I’m also teaching 2d drawing online.
I’m really looking forward to participating and creating some new characters + meeting like-minded artists in a new community.
You can find me here.

Good luck to everyone:)

Cya Ruben:)

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2012 Challenger: Britney Winn

| October 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

Heya eveyone!

I am new here my name is Britney Winn but, my pen name is Buritsu. I am a recent college graduate from Wisconsin and currently aspire to become a webcomic artist . . . one day. I found this event last year but by the time I got to it, it was Christmas time so I’m here now! Yay! The stuff you will see from me will be characters I had in my head for (hopefully) future comic projects I wish to do before the Grim Reaper comes knocking at my door. Genre will range from fantasy, sci-fi and whatever else. I look forward to posting and seeing what fellow participants will come up with. Good Luck Everyone!

2012 Challenger: Trancedeliquist

| October 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

Ehm…well, hello from Athens. Yup, that one from the small country called Greece. 😛

First time here, hoping to an artistic bloom. Or boom. Time will show. ^^

As long as the characters are considered…well. I’m going to resurrect my first comic called Indiana Lega. A mixture of Spider-Man & Indiana Jones, Lego-style. But let’s call it a more anatomically correct remake. 🙂


The Challenge has been posted in GreekComics forum too:

Also, this is my poor DA:

2012 Challenger RandomSyhn

| October 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

The name is Jaclyn and this will be my second year doing the 30 characters challenge. I recently started up at VFS for 3D animation and visual effects (yeah lasts years hopes for art school toatally came true. I’m not sure if I’ll be able to get any character sculpts in this year seeing as I just started with the sofware but I will attempt my 2D characters just as I did last year. Hopefully I will find the time to get this year done. I found last year was a fantastic way to improve my art and come up with ideas on the spot.

My dA is here where more works in progress and sketches can be found on my tumblr here although it is not as full of art as I orginally intened it to be.