Monthly Archives: August 2012


Permalink to Character Development Challenge – Day 15

Character Development Challenge – Day 15

It has been 3 weeks of the Character Development Challenge – yeah!
I find it interesting to see how I switched from just posting a rough idea for a character to wanting to post a more refined version lately.
I have been enjoying the process a lot and am already thinking about a new challenge after this one!

Today’s characters are the group of little Tweeties.
They are a cocky flock of little trouble makers that are suffering quite a bit from looking very much alike.

And since the season is kinda demanding it – I have to add the following….


Permalink to Character Development Challenge – Day 14

Character Development Challenge – Day 14

This is Henley. He is not only a dog – he is a bulldog.
Henley’s girlfriend’s name is Piper. Currently she is on holiday with her owner Kathy, but will be back in town very soon.
Henley can’t wait to see her again!


Permalink to Character Development Challenge – Day 13

Character Development Challenge – Day 13

Yesterday’s character was Ms Flavia de Luce (also in the picture her bike Gladys). I like that Flavia names her vehicles – I do that, too. The car I am driving at the moment is named whale, the last one was Lotta and I own two bikes, named Wheely and Dafodile.
The creator of Flavia, Gladys and the series of great murder mysteries they are starring in is Alan Bradley – a Canadian. I can’t wait for the next book to come out in 2013, when I will finally get to spend some more time with the very witty and British Flavia and her friends!

Today’s character is my own creation:
It’s Little Mammoth.
Little Mammoth is really slow. His bones are creaking and moaning.
Therefore everything Little Mammoth does, takes a little bit longer.

I might have come up with Little Mammoth now, because today I am feeling just like him…


Permalink to Character Development Challenge – Day 12

Character Development Challenge – Day 12

Can anybody guess who I was drawing today?
A hint: She is the main character of a series of murder mysteries by a Canadian author, but she herself is British.
I am a big fan!


Permalink to Character Development Challenge – Day 11

Character Development Challenge – Day 11

Something different today…

Meet Ginger.
Ginger is a student of design – and she is a little tired. As a scholar in the creative field, staying up all night, working on just anything remotely related to creation, is seen as a sign of future genius.
Ginger has just printed out her newest night shift creation – a splendid piece of typographic work – and is on her way to school.


Permalink to Character Development Challenge – Day 10

Character Development Challenge – Day 10

When she is not challenging her pre-school teacher, the neighbours and her parents, Sheena can be a very sweet young lady – a very noisy one though.


Permalink to Character Development Challenge – Day 9

Character Development Challenge – Day 9

Today’s character is a girl!
Her name is Annabell.

Annabell lives in a little white house just outside of the forest. Some of her owners friends say that she looks just like a fox.
Annabell likes that, since she likes foxes a lot.


Permalink to Character Development Challenge – Day 8

Character Development Challenge – Day 8

Alistair is working in a very hip part of the town in a very hip coffee shop and is showing off a very hip moustache. You can find him at work on weekends, but also on Wednesdays and Thursdays, when he is not taking courses in Art School. He was born in the year Magnum P.I. was discontinued.


Permalink to Character Development Challenge – Day 7

Character Development Challenge – Day 7

Today was the last day of my visit to Alberta.
I checked out Calgary’s centre this morning and saw lots of men in suits (many with ugly neck ties). It could be that all the testosterone was inspiring today’s characters – although I ended up drawing men with boots, not suits.

Does anybody have any ideas for names and stories accompanying these images? My brain is blank…


Permalink to Character Development Challenge – Day 6

Character Development Challenge – Day 6

On the weekend I went camping with friends in the Rockies. We were looking for bears, but didn’t get to see any (which I think was a good thing).
Although in the city (Calgary) today, I kept thinking about bears. Therefore…

…meet Albert from Alberta today!

Albert is a tired Grozzly Bear. Yes, you are reading correctly: Albert is a Grozzly.
Grozzly Bears are rarely seen. They hide better than their relatives the Grizzlies. The reason for this is that they can become see-through. Even eager tourists won’t become aware of the presence of this kind of bear – not even when he is sitting right next to them on a rock, while they are having their lunches at the creek.
Below two very special images with Albert from Alberta visible.

This is how some of my bear hunting journey looked like…


Permalink to Character Development Challenge – Day 5

Character Development Challenge – Day 5

And this little guy is Mouse.
He is a cheerful fellow and a big fan of Otto Lilienthal. When he first met Fledermouse, he was certain this must be the pioneer of aviation himself. After learning that Fledermouse is not a flight pioneer, but a bitter bat, he talked his new friend into giving him flying lessons.


Permalink to Character Development Challenge – Day 4

Character Development Challenge – Day 4

This is “Fledermouse”. He is a character, I actually will use for a story I have been working on.
Fledermouse is green, because of his predominant mood. He is a rather bitter guy.
You will meet his new friend Mouse tomorrow.


Permalink to Character Development Challenge – Day 3

Character Development Challenge – Day 3

Today’s character is Don Leone.
Don Leone was created between dealing with a flat tire and a BBQ engagement. He is a quickie…
He appears to be big in the picture, but he actually is really small – about the size of a big Guinea Pig.


Permalink to Baby Portraits – more of little Alex

Baby Portraits – more of little Alex

Recently I had the pleasure to draw baby Alexandra again. She has grown quite a bit since I last saw her a couple of weeks ago. It’s so exciting to watch her become bigger and bigger – soon she won’t hold so still anymore, I fear.
Many thanks to the proud grandparents Carol and Karl for hosting the drawing session.


Permalink to Character Development Challenge – Day 2

Character Development Challenge – Day 2

Day two of the challenge – so far so good.


Welcome Sami!

He showed-up for today’s character challenge.
Sami can already do the rainbow stroke, jump into the deep part of the pool and dive for a ring.
By the end of the Summer he wants to be able to go swim in the ocean together with his dog Trooper (not in the picture).

Meet Sami!

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