Tag: 2013

Tim’s (in)Complete 2013

| November 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

30 Complete Template

I haven’t been able to keep up with an avalanche of crazy things but it was fun. It isn’t complete, but there’s always next year!

Day 13 —> Day 25

| November 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

#21 Jiji the Jellyfish

#20 Armani the Armadillo Lizard

#19 Kwami the Quokka

#18 Braxton the Bunny

#17 Jack the Kangaroo

#16 Tommy the Turtle

#15 Fenny the Fennec Fox

#14 Sir Basker the Dog

#13 Harold & Henry the Hippopotamuses

#26 Timmi Admitting Defeat!

#25 Anthony the Ant Trainer

#24 SY the OC

#23 Timmi the Late Guest

#22 Kimchi the Clumsy Ninja Continue Reading

#6 Shiphrah, Eldest High Daughter Of Lilith

| November 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

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#6 Shiphrah, Eldest High Daughter of Lilith

Character Back Story:
Shiphrah is one of Lilith’s first daughters, she is one of the Eldest High. The Eldest High are the strongest and most ruthless of Lilith’s warrior daughters.  She was raised from childhood to hate and pity the “Children of Eve” and to rejoice in their destruction. Through out the centuries Shiphrah has battle angels, demons and men for her mother. She has an unquenching desire to see all mankind burn.

Shiphrah has been the leader of an execution squad put forth by her mother to eliminate all decedents of Eve’s child Abel for the past century. She has successfully murdered thousands of potential decedents with no reservations. Only one has escaped her, a child named Chasya Ableson. Shiphrah, her sisters and her brothers have been searching for Chasya for 10 years. Chasya has had help from Cain the Devil Killer evading her and her death squad. Little does Shiphrah know that Chasya and Cain are planning on taking the fight to her and her mother Lilith in the near future.

Behavior Traits:
Violent, Brutal, Leadership, Cunning, Strong Willed, Loyal only to Lilith

Powers / Abilities / Skills:
Invulnerability, Flight, Super-Strength, Swords Master, Hand to Hand Combat, Expert Combat Tactician

Notes:
Shiphrah is a character set in my comic project First Legacy. It’s a comic/story where Lilith, Adam’s first wife is planning on declaring war on the Children of Eve (mankind). With Shiphrah I’m putting a face to the murder of Abel’s Decedents. Other Daughters of Lilith I’ve written back stories for are Rachel and Aurora Light.

Check out my other 2013 Challenge Characters:
01-Days-2013  02-Days-2013  03-Days-2013  04-Days-2013  05-Days-2013  
06-Days-2013

Check out my characters from the last challenges:

2009 Characters2010 Characters2011 Characters2012 Characters

Let’s be friends: Connect with me on my Blog and other Social Media sites!

All rights reserved. All contents ™ and © 2013 to Rafael “Ralph” Contreras, unless otherwise noted herein to respective content owners.

#5 Chelsea Webb, Underwater Explorer

| November 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

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#5 Chelsea Webb, Underwater Explorer

Character Back Story:
Chelsea Webb was always fascinated with oceanography. She grew up in the dry deserts of Arizona but always knew she wanted to study the seas. She joined a deep sea exploration fellowship in collage. On their first outing the boat sank and all were lost at sea. It would have been the end of Chelsea’s story if she hadn’t be rescued by a rag tag group of underwater explorers, decedents of Captain Nemo’s crew from the late 1800s. This group calling themselves the Sea Warriors explore and chart the vast oceans fighting injustice where they find it.

As Chelsea heals form her near death experience the crew members of the Sea Warriors tell her stories of their adventures. She decided that she want to join the group, if they’ll have her. The Captain, Gabrielo puts her membership us to a vote to the crew. Not all the Sea Warriors trust her, but she does win membership. Chelsea has been trying to prove to herself and her naysayers every chance she gets. She has excelled in deep water exploration.

Behavior Traits:
Adventurous, Out going, Opinionated, Determined

Powers / Abilities / Skills:
Map Reading, Oceanography, Deep Water Diving

Notes:
With this character I came up with a drawing first and created her back story from her look.

Check out my other 2013 Challenge Characters:
01-Days-2013  02-Days-2013  03-Days-2013  04-Days-2013  05-Days-2013

Check out my characters from the last challenges:
2009 Characters2010 Characters2011 Characters2012 Characters

Let’s be friends: Connect with me on my Blog and other Social Media sites!

All rights reserved. All contents ™ and © 2013 to Rafael “Ralph” Contreras, unless otherwise noted herein to respective content owners.

#4 Cain, The Devil Killer

| November 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

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#4 Cain, The Devil Killer

Character Back Story:
The origins of Cain’s beginnings are know to most.  He was Adam and Eves first child, a farmer who love to grow from the land. The first murderer, killing his brother Abel in a fit of jealousy. Banished and marked by god to wonder the world,  cursed to never be able to grow from the land again. He build cities and had children. Some believed he died during the destruction of the city Enoch, but Gods punishment has given Cain a from of immortality. He can not be killed by any man or anything forged by man, this is the power of gods mark on him. Cain has wandered the world since then, trying to find forgiveness for his sin of murdering his brother.

For the last few centuries Cain has fight a war against the worlds spiritual evils. Hoping to find redemption by saving humanity from fallen angels, demons and the treachery of Lilith and her dark children. He is referred to as the Devil Killer and feared among lower level dark entities. Although he has not received any recognition from any heavenly powers. Cain believes that this the key to his redemption.

Cain learned of Lilith’s plan to kill off all the direct decedents of his brother Abel’s family line from the Keeper of the Seal. Cain knows that he must protect and save his brothers decedents. The Keeper gives Cain the Seal to help in his battles against Lilith’s children. The Seal is the “Seal of Solomon”, a powerful ring that gives it’s bearer the ability to control Demons and speak with animals. Cain arrives at every assignation to late, finding only death and destruction at the hands of Lilith’s execution squad. Not willing to give up he finds the home of Abel’s last decedents, and crashes into the middle of the assassination attempt. He sees a young girl about to have her throat sliced and kills her attacker. He than uses the Ring to command any and all demons in the area to grab the other assassins. He takes the young girl,  Chasya Ableson to safety and tells her he’s her long lost uncle Nic.

Cain has been protecting and training Chasya to fight against Lilith’s children for ten years under identity of her Uncle Nic. She doesn’t know that he is really Cain the first murder or about his ring to control demons. Neither he or Chasya  know why Lilith has targeted Abel’s decedents but they are tired of hiding. They’ve decided to take the fight to Lilith herself. In a war to save his brothers family, Cain hopes to find redemption for the murder of his brother Abel.

Behavior Traits:
Guilty, Remorseful, Creative, Strategist, Agriculture, Architect

Powers / Abilities / Skills:
Advanced hand to hand combat, Swordsmanship, Marksmanship,  Occult, Partially Immortal, Invulnerability to human weapons
Seal of Solomon (Ring): Demon control, Ability to talk to animals.

Notes:
I thought it would be fun to put Cain in the anti-hero position.  He’s the first murder, but he’s trying to redeem himself. I also like making him a Devil killer, with a mystic ring that allow him to control lower level demons. In my first year during the 30 Character Challenge I created Andrew the Keep of the Seal. He was always intended to be used in a horror type comic series. In this new story he passes the ring over to Cain.

Check out my other 2013 Challenge Characters:
01-Days-2013  02-Days-2013  03-Days-2013  04-Days-2013  05-Days-2013

Check out my characters from the last challenges:

2009 Characters, 2010 Characters, 2011 Characters, 2012 Characters

Let’s be friends: Connect with me on my Blog and other Social Media sites!

All rights reserved. All contents ™ and © 2013 to Rafael “Ralph” Contreras, unless otherwise noted herein to respective content owners.

#3 Chasya Ableson

| November 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

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#3 Chasya Ableson

Character Back Story:
Chasya had an average American childhood, She watched TV, hang out with her friends and had two loving parents. That all drastically changed one deadly and horrific night. The family had just finished celebrating Chasyas 14th birthday, returning home from they family birthday dinner. Waiting for them in their home was an execution squad. Daughters of Lilith and their demon brothers given orders to kill the entire family. Chasya watched in horror as they eviscerated both her parents before her eyes. With a sword at her throat and only moments to live the front window of her home exploded with a wild man breaking though. He sliced the assassin with a blade to her neck in half. The room then became dark and the shadows on the walls began to grab the  execution squad. This wild man then grabbed Chasya and carried her away form the danger.  He explained that he was her long lost uncle “Nic” and those creatures were killing everyone in their family.

Chasya eventually learned the truth about of her family. That she was a direct decedent of Able, Adam and Eve’s second son. She is now the last decedent of Abel, Lilith’s daughters have murdered all the others in Abels direct lineage. She was taken in by her Uncle Nic and has been trained to survive and fight against Lilith’s Daughters. It’s been 10 years since her family was murdered. Chasya and Nic don’t know why Lilith has targeted them, how it is part of grand her plan or if it’s just part of her hatred for the children of Eve. They’ve decided to take the fight to her though armed with mystical weapons. They will find new allies, enemies, and secrets on their quest for their families survival against Lilith and her dark children.

Behavior Traits:
Angry, Short Tempered, Determined, Resourceful

Powers / Abilities / Skills:
Advanced hand to hand combat, Swordsmanship, Marksmanship, Acrobatics, Demolitions, Occult

Notes:
I’ve been working on a story/script for a comic called First Legacy. Where Lilith, Adams first wife hates the Children of Eve, basically all of humanity. All the characters are Demons, Angels, Demgods, ect. I wanted to add a more human aspect to the story. So why not have some of the children of Eve actually take the fight to Lilith? That’s where I came up with Abel last decedent, Chasya Ableson and her uncle “Nic”…Spoiler Nic’s not his real name.

Check out my other 2013 Challenge Characters:
01-Days-2013  02-Days-2013  03-Days-2013  04-Days-2013  05-Days-2013

Check out my characters from the last challenges:

2009 Characters, 2010 Characters, 2011 Characters, 2012 Characters

Let’s be friends: Connect with me on my Blog and other Social Media sites!

All rights reserved. All contents ™ and © 2013 to Rafael “Ralph” Contreras, unless otherwise noted herein to respective content owners.

#2 Wondering Executioner

| November 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

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#2 Wondering Executioner

Character Back Story:
The Wondering Executioner is shadowed in mystery. A figure that most don’t believe in. Stories of a this dark man have appeared in ancient texts and stories for thousands of year. He has been seen in all major battles and wars throughout history, folklore and legends. The story is always the same. When the battle nears it’s end The Wondering Executioner appears fighting anyone that challenges him. He them finds the cowards or traitors of both sides and begins to execute them. Slicing them in half with his giant sized sword named Judgement. He yells the same sentence with every kill “You have been found guilty”. It is believe he might be a fallen angel punishing mankind for his own sin of betraying his god. It is also believed that he is not one man but many, that the Wondering Executioner persona is part of a secret order of warrior judges. No matter his origin, do not betray your comrades in arms or you may be judged by his Execution Sword.

Behavior Traits:
Judge, Jury, Executioner

Powers / Abilities / Skills:
Swordsmanship, Field Battle Experience, Immortal (perhaps), Super Strength, Invulnerability

Notes:
I like the idea of creating a figure that we don’t really know his origin. Is he one man of one in a lineage. I can see this character working in stand alone stories or being referenced in back story. I think I may eventually add him to my upcoming comic project “First Legacy”

Check out my other 2013 Challenge Characters:
01-Days-2013  02-Days-2013  03-Days-2013  04-Days-2013  05-Days-2013

Check out my characters from the last challenges:

2009 Characters, 2010 Characters, 2011 Characters, 2012 Characters

Let’s be friends: Connect with me on my Blog and other Social Media sites!

All rights reserved. All contents ™ and © 2013 to Rafael “Ralph” Contreras, unless otherwise noted herein to respective content owners.

#1 Tommy Hansen

| November 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

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#1 Tommy Hansen

Character Back Story:
Tommy Hansens’ earliest memories are of growing up homeless with his fellow street gang of children named “The Rejects”. He doesn’t remember his family or how he ended up a homeless child. The Rejects would beg and steal to survive the harsh and deadly streets. Tommy was never a leader among the group,  but he always supported them. Like all the kids on the street Tommy looked up to the crime bosses and their lieutenants. Tommy saw them as rich successful men and he wanted to be one of them one day.  He eventually started shadowing Jake “the Hammer” Armstrong, a middle class criminal who worked for the Nightwolf Crime Syndicate. Tommy would offer to help The Hammer with runs and anything he could. He eventually became one of the Hammers most loyal workers. Whatever Tommy got paid he would share with the Rejects. If there is one thing that Tommy believes in, it’s his loyalties. As Tommy got older he started to move up in the ranks of Nightwolf Crime Syndicate. He’s now Jake “the Hammer” Armstrong second.  He doesn’t really want to move any higher up the organization, He’s happy where he is. When he sees all the new kids on the streets, Tommy always gives them some cash.

Behavior Traits:
Loyalty, Fast Talker, Follower

Powers / Abilities / Skills:
Pick Pocketing, Basic Criminal Skills, Street Survival

Notes:
For this character I tried to move away from the typical comic book character I have created in the past.

Check out my other 2013 Challenge Characters:
01-Days-2013  02-Days-2013  03-Days-2013  04-Days-2013  05-Days-2013

Check out my characters from the last challenges:

2009 Characters, 2010 Characters, 2011 Characters, 2012 Characters

Let’s be friends: Connect with me on my Blog and other Social Media sites!

All rights reserved. All contents ™ and © 2013 to Rafael “Ralph” Contreras, unless otherwise noted herein to respective content owners.

Day 9: Gary Snider the Gatorsnake

| November 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

#09 Gary Snider the Gatorsnake

Day 8: Yolandi the Yellow-Eyed Penguin

| November 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

#08 Yolandi the Yellow-Eyed Penguin

Day 7: Hermes the Heroic Hercules Beetle

| November 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

#07 Hermes the Heroic Hercules Beetle
I love the way these bugs look like, but if I were to actually see one near me, I just might run for the hills… lol Yeah, not the biggest fan of bugs, but I can still carry a great appreciation for them 😛

Day 6: Manny the Manatee

| November 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

#06 Manny the Manatee
Aww, this one kinda reminds me of the Urf on League of Legends… ahaha

Day 5: Gregory Fox the Boxer-Wearing Ox

| November 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

#05 Gregory Fox, the Boxer-Wearing Ox
Hmm… I hate to say but….I think I really hate Ox now. This one was sooo frustrating!
Of all the pieces thus far, definitely my least favorite! HMPH
… But I hope you enjoy it anyways!

Day 4: Fenny Paige the Ferret Pirate

| November 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Day 4: Fenny Paige!
This time around, I used an app called Shuffle! by Silver. In turn, adds a little more “character” to this Character Challenge. In any case, enjoy the ferret!

Day 2: Omi the Octopus

| November 3, 2013 | 2 Comments

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Doodled this one up while watching Monsters University and Turbo!
Did you know… Octopus’ actually only have 6 legs, 2 tentacles while squids have 8 legs & 2 arms? Crazy!

#1 – The Duke of Cats

| November 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Duke of Cats

It is something of an embarrassment to various World Security Organisations that various “10 Most Wanted” Lists contain the Duke of Cats, to the point where “Officially” no one knows the identity of this criminal mastermind, and he just has a blank space where his portrait should be. Governments don’t like to have a single domestic cat sitting alongside Warlords, Despots, Terrorists and Other-worldly threats. They feel doing so takes the seriousness out of the thing.

That being said, The Duke of Cats surely deserves his place on those lists – a criminal mastermind with enormous resources, both financial and political, who has come close to world domination on three separate occasions in the past twenty years, and would have succeeded in any of them if hadn’t been for a certain Gnome and Guinea Pug duo.  He has armies of minions, both human and feline, and access to enormous funds.  He is rumored to have numerous powerful figures on his payroll.

No one is really sure of his origins, as surely a hyper-intelligent talking cat should have some fairly obvious origin story, but as people can work out, he just has some aura to him that makes people take him seriously despite appearances.

2013 Participant: Vijay ‘VariadicBottega’ Varadan

| November 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Vijay VaradanI’m Vijay and this is my first time doing a challenge of any kind. I’ve never been much of an artist, mostly sketches and doodles. I hope that by completing this challenge, I can get better and make a habit of sketching daily.

I’m a game designer & programmer by trade and lots of what I think of and sketch are characters that would work in games that I would like to create.

Good luck to my fellow participants and I hope to complete this challenge.

2013 Challenger: Sebastian Chow

| October 31, 2013 | 1 Comment

Howdy,

I registered in 2011 but sadly didn’t produce anything. I then re-entered in 2012 and completed one pic 🙁
Its 2013 and I’m back again with the plan to complete all 30 characters!

I’m a comic book enthusiast with a passion for drawing. I am a one man band trying to write and produce my own comics.
Check out my blog or deviant site below.

Here are a few random scratchings from my sketch book and a test page from one of my comics.

 

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http://sebastian-chow.deviantart.com/

http://sebastianchow.blogspot.co.uk/

2013 Challenger: Vernon Robinson

| October 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

Hi all!!!

As a child, since age 3, I have been surrounded by the arts. But as  I got older, I have dedicated my skills to drawing and illustrating. Basically starting honing my skills with Dragonball Z, Gundam Wing, Cowboy Bebop, Disney, Power Rangers, and Video Game characters, even with Mangas and Comics.

Throughout the years, I have been proving to myself that I am indeed a talented artist, whether it was Anime, Cartoons or Video Games.

Right now, I am currently working on a project I call, Dark Alliance.  I have written and transformed it into a fanfic, consisting of myself and some friends, with Japanese Visual Kei bands and musicians. I’ve gotten pretty creative with it. The site that I featured them on, multiply.com, was closed as of May 31, 2013 and transferred over to the Philippines and specifically for Indonesia. Luckily, I still have every single piece of work, including the original, in my possession. I am, in the process of finally, drawing out the characters and will most likely feature Squad Zero of the Dark Alliance in the 2013 Annual 30 Character Challenge, alongside other illustrations.

My style consists more of going off of the features of a human and turning them into that of an anime or a cartoon character. I am one for paying ATTENTION TO DETAIL!!! Lol…

I’m rambling now, so I guess I’ll bring this introduction to a close and say goodluck to everyone.

This is Vernon Robinson, signing out!!

2013 Returning Challenger: Tim M Celis

| October 29, 2013 | 0 Comments
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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: http://www.30characters.com/2012/12/01/the-end-is-nigh/

Link to the dorkiness that is those Sailor Scout (Animmamates): http://thejabberwokk.deviantart.com/gallery/46501645

 

The 30 day monster girl list-> http://caillouvaudou.tumblr.com/post/40780035590/30-day-monster-girl-challenge-2

2013 Challenger: Ralph Contreras

| October 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

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Ralph Contreras – 2013 Challenger

SHAZAM! Hey everyone!

My name’s Ralph Contreras, I’m a fourth year alumni of the 30 Character Challenge. This will be my 5th time around. I always have a blast with it. The first year was the only challenge I was able to complete, so I’m very excited and determined to finish all 30 characters this year. I’ve been focusing on my writing lately, so I’m excited to get back some drawing, inking and coloring.

I’m a huge comic nerd with my own aspiration of working in the comic field professionally. My real first dive into to character design was when I was a kid in the 80’s, playing the Marvel Comics Universe role playing game. I’d write up a description and draw the character, like the ones I saw in the Marvel Comic Handbook. There was “Mister Gloves”, “Anarchy” and so many others. This is when I discovered I wanted to someday create my own comics. Comics have always been a part of my life. I work as a graphic designer by day and on my comics at night. I setup a personal blog Comic Book Graphic Design, where I combine my comic artwork with my graphic design skills. There are post of my sketches, character designs and comic book resources I’ve created to help other aspiring comic artists in their journey too.

Plans for the future; focusing on my personal comic projects for 2014 which showcase several characters created from past 30 Character Challenges. I’ve made some great online friendships with awesome creative people through this challenge. I’m looking forward to seeing all the amazing characters from everyone. It’s great to see so many creative people getting involved again this year.

Check out my characters from the last challenges:
2009 Characters, 2010 Characters, 2011 Characters, 2012 Characters

Samples of some Character Designs: Rachel, daughter of Lilith & General Grimm

 

Let’s be friends: Connect with me on my Blog and other Social Media sites!

All rights reserved. All contents ™ and © 2013 to Rafael “Ralph” Contreras, unless otherwise noted herein to respective content owners.

2013 Challenger: Pat Danger

| October 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

I am Pat Danger (oh thrills!) and this will be my second time participating, though I didn’t do the challenge last year. I cant remember how I found out about 30 characters 30 days, though it definitely has something to do with NaNoWriMo (which I participate in every year). On the internet I go by a wide variety of names, depending on the circumstances. I’m most easily found as RandumProductions (something I came up with many moons ago, when I believed I was going to be a one-man comic studio).

I’m a graphic designer, illustrator, and writer, working part-time at a game studio. I like the 30 days challenge because its really easy to do. Not saying NaNoWriMo is super hard or anything, but for me art has always come more naturally and more quickly than writing. Hopefully I don’t flake out like two years ago, but judging by my work calendar things are going to be interesting.

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Oh, yeah, and I write for an e-serialization called Billie Vs The Unseen, published by BigWorldNetwork. Cause I really should be plugging this link every chance I get.

2013 Challenger: Maria Photinakis

| October 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

Hi everyone,

I’m Maria Photinakis, and this is my first year participating in the 30 Characters Challenge! (I found out about it the month after it happened last year — blast my bad timing!)  Glad I finally get to get in at the starting line on 2013.

I’ve been drawing comics most of my life but only started getting really serious about it recently. Character and costume design is something I love doing for fun, I have reams of paper with speculative designs, so this challenge is totally up my alley.

My techniques are usually old-school, as I prefer traditional ink-slinging over working digitally. (For example, my ongoing Between Sleeps comic is purely ink and paper.) Likely I’ll be working mainly in ink, but it’ll be fun to try out different things within the challenge. Who knows where I’ll end up? I’d love to bring more color into my work especially.

November’s always a challenging month for me — my birthday falls smack dab in the middle of it, and this year’s kind of a big milestone year. But I’m excited to give this a shot and can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with!

Maria Photinakis says hello!

Maria Photinakis says hello!

2013 Challenger: Jeremiah Spoon

| October 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

My name is Jeremiah Spoon. I am a freelance digital artist and 3d animator. I used to work professionally, but have moved on to a different profession and no only do freelance work or personal projects. I’m not really sure what kind of work I will be putting out this year. I participated in 30 characters 2011. I had several categories of characteristics written on note cards that I would pick from to make characters. I did
mostly people during that event. The majority were inks only, no color. I think it would be fun to stipulate no people at all during this event, and see what kind of stuff I come up with.  I’m glad to have the time to put in this year and I really look forward to seeing what everyone comes up with. There is always some really interesting and creative work that comes out of this event.

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Never take yourself to seriously.