Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The Trickster

The Trickster 

This character is part of a story that I'll be working on this coming semester. The story is based around the Mexican holiday Day of The Dead. 
My fever is getting in the way of english right now... will explain better later.

Sunday, August 14, 2011



Wiki says...
An archetype (/ˈɑrkɪtaɪp/) is a universally understood symbol or term[1] or pattern of behavior, a prototype upon which others are copied, patterned, or emulated. Archetypes are often used in myths and storytelling across different cultures.

This new topic is all about archetypes. archetypes (as defined above) are basically that “type” of character that you can commonly identify in film, literature, and story telling in general. So the challenge is to pick a archetype from bellow, and build a character around it. Story can be of your choosing, as long as the character embodies that archetype.

(There are several different archetypes, bellow are just a few examples for the purpose of this challenge!)

*The Tyrant King/ Mad Scientist

*The Young Hero/ The Rebel/ The Loose Canon

*The mentor/ Wise Old Man

*The Trickster

*The Femme Fatal/ Love Interest/

*The Sidekick

Now... run!  

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The Bearcheet

The very rare (and hungry) Bearcheet. Not quite as fast as it's close cousin the cheetah, and not exactly willy nilly as certain bears can be.

The Bearcheet is often characterized by it's grumpy demeanor, foul language, and insatiable appetite.

 not-so-quick painting of about an hour and 30.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Patagonian Sloth Badger

 Closely related to the Honey Badger, the PSB has neither the ferocity nor the endurance of its cousin, possibly resulting from regular ingestion of rocks and dirt while digging burrows with its tusk-like canines. It does, however, share a thick skull and loose hide, which provide it questionable benefit against its only predator, the Maned Iguanalope, a carrion feeder.

The Iguanalope also happens to serve as the PSB's chief food source (besides rocks), but due to the badger's glacial speed, height disadvantage and downward-facing incisors, it has devised an ingenious - but often fatal - hunting strategy.
Lying prostrate on its back, the PSB plays dead and waits for its prey to approach and become distracted with eating through the badger's tough belly skin. If the Iguanalope is a slow eater - the badger attacks!

The IUCN lists the Patagonian Sloth Badger as an endangered species.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Maned Iguanalope

First discovered by a stranded whaling vessel in the late 19th century, the Maned Iguanalope is endemic to a tiny rocky mesa at the southernmost tip of Patagonia. 
The creature feeds primarily on the carrion of the only other species native to this outcrop, the carnivorous Sloth Badger. According to eyewitness accounts, the Iguanalope's feeding strategy - provided it evades the sloth badger's clumsy ambush - is to simply run until its predator falls over and expires. 

Sunday, June 19, 2011

New menu item - zoological curiosities

Time to change gears with a little animal action. Imagine if your local zoo had a roped-off section - velvet curtain, hand stamps, ID checks. These are the beasties that you'd see once your eyes adjusted to the dark - Victorian abominations poached from the most remote corners of the globe, creatures that shatter the rules of pre-war scientific knowledge, a menagerie to shock the most unflappable of moustaches.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Black Market Benny

Black Market Benny was a short-lived character who arrived, like most dealers, to fill a void. His stock in trade, diacritical Latin alphabet letters, proved hugely popular with the immigrant community of Sesame Street, who had been underserved for so long by the show's Anglo-centric programming. It didn't take long, however, for Benny's activities to draw the attention of the League of Republican Mothers, who reported him to the IRS. Benny is eligible for parole in 2014.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Danny Downer

Danny Downer has had a rough time...
Originally, he was brought on the show to teach kids how to deal with depression and despair, but as it turns out he wasn't so sure to deal with it either.
 Another thing, naked muppets? For me, it's in the same category as "wait, so Goofy can talk but Pluto cant?!?"

"Sesame Street Mobster #2"

Monday, June 13, 2011

Failed Sesame Street Character - Ramona the Happy Hooker

Ramona the Happy Hooker

Not a 'failed character' as such, as Ramona lives and works on Sesame Street, but is rarely seen by other characters due to keeping hours that are not 'child-friendly' - a term that sums Ramona up pretty well. Producers of the show asked Ramona to refrain from plying her trade during daylight hours after a live taping of the show went awry, ending in a near-PR disaster for the show and a $10,000 fine for the show's star, Big Bird. Mr. Bird is currently on hiatus.

Although unseen, Ramona is occasionally mentioned by other characters on the show - her daughter, Abby Cadabra, who lives with her in a flophouse at the end of the street - and her pimp, Count von Count.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Mothers lock up your daughters, and sons lock up your mothers, a blog is born!

Prepare for disaster world of the internet, here comes the first Paintbox Buffet topic. 

Failed Sesame Street characters. 

I'll leave this open to interpretation for the most part, but i will say, let's think about who wouldn't be a good role model for the kids. so i bring you...

Boy Scout Bobby

He's a boyscout obviously, or at least he was at one point. He didn't quite make the audition for Sesame Street. You can't really tell what his intentions are, but you CAN tell that you don't him around your kids.

Digital, 1 hour