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.