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What I see – Day 2

Yesterday I drew a bunch of things that I found in a moving sale post on craigslist and made an illustration from it.
Today I couldn’t stop but wonder who the person behind the sale might be.
After some pondering, I think this is her:
Melanie is 32 years old, was working as a draftsman (-woman) in an architecture firm and is now moving to France where she always has wanted to live (therefore the sale). She likes to play badminton, her signature dish is Spaghetti Puttanesca, she currently crochets a hat for her ex-boyfriend and her favourite animals are Koala Bears, because of their cute faces. The lamp with the sequins (see yesterday’s illustration) was a present from her friend Mia.


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What I see – Day 1

Well, I will be posting ‘What I see’ for the next little while, until I get bored I guess – thanks for voting on Facebook!

So today I snooped through craigslist. I love craigslist. For my German friends and everybody who doesn’t know what craigslist is, it is an online market place for stuff, apartment rentals, jobs and more (like the German Sperrmüll used to be).
Sometimes – like today – I come across an ad that says Moving out of country. That usually intrigues me and seeing the things being sold, makes me wonder who the owners might be.
In this case, some of their things seem slightly inconsistent taste-wise…


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What’s next?

The four weeks of the Character Development Challenge are over and the favourites (voted for on facebook) have been found: Fledermouse and Little Unicorn, followed by Henley, Little Mammoth and Ginger are the winners.
I really liked having to produce and post daily – even when the posted character sometimes only ended-up being a rough sketch. I feel that my creative senses have been sharpened and therefore I will keep going with a regular creating and posting schedule.
Sooo, what’s next…?
I have 3 ideas for little projects – see titles below. Check out the project descriptions on facebook (http://www.facebook.com/leistchristina) and let me know what you would wanna see first!


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Character Development Challenge – Day 20

Jonas and Dieter are pirates. Very romantic pirates.
Dieter once fell in love with a catfish named Molly. But Molly moved away, or disappeared (we don’t know). Since then, he and his buddy Jonas have been roaming the waters on a mission to find Dieter’s Pretty Kitty.


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Character Development Challenge – Day 19

Today is a unicorn day!
Why?
I can’t tell you! It’s a little bit of a secret.
But it has to do with the magic of pink skies after sun set and moon shine over early morning waters.

Well, anyway – meet Little Unicorn!


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Character Development Challenge – Day 18

This is Rüdiger snowshoeing on his day off.
Rüdiger is red and holds a great job with lots of responsibility in a traffic light. His intersection is used by a lot of people every day. Rüdiger takes quite some pride in letting them know when it isn’t so good to cross the road.

Well, today, I might be stretching it – but I couldn’t resist after I had met Rüdiger this morning, crossing the street on the way to the pool.


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Character Development Challenge – Day 17

The first day of school.

Three new friends made.
Half a banana traded for apple pieces.
Four songs sung.
One soccer game won.
Two dinosaur band-aides on the left knee.

Marcie decided, that she’d like to go again tomorrow.


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Character Development Challenge – Day 16

The long weekend is over (it was great, thanks to my good friend and fellow graphic designer Beate Wichmann) and it is time to post today’s character:

Hasim owns a little shoe shop in the souk in Marrakech. He loves numbers and sweet tea and knows everything and more about all his neighbours.
When he was only four years old, he was already able to do the math for his Grandfather and draw an auto bus from memory.


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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….


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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!


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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…


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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!


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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.


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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.


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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.

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