September 30, 2013

Day 30: Part Of Your World

A character you will love and remember for the rest of your life:
Ariel (The Little Mermaid)

We have finally reached the end of the 30 Day Character Challenge. I decided to end this wonderful month with the Disney princess I was named after, Ariel. Ariel will always be my favorite Disney princess, with her being a mermaid and loving to collect things. I will always love The Little Mermaid and it will forever hold a special place in my heart. 

Day 29: Eliza

A character that makes you flashback into your childhood:
Eliza Thornberry (The Wild Thornberrys)

Ah, those days when television actually had the best cartoons ever. The Wild Thornberrys was one of them. I remember waking up early on the weekends, running over to my cousin's house to watch these cartoons together. Eliza was one of my favorite characters growing up. I loved that she could talk to animals and that she lived in a bus with her family and a pet monkey. How awesome would that be?!

September 29, 2013

Day 28: I Will Have Order!

A character you hate:
Dolores Umbridge (Harry Potter)

Oh goodness, the amount of hate I have for Dolores Umbridge. Plus, the nerve she has for treating the students of Hogwarts makes me want to boil her in hot oil! She is such a hypocrite. I will say no more. I will say no more.

Day 27: Am I On The Naughty List?

An overrated character:
Jack Frost (Rise of the Guardians)

Please don't get me wrong, I LOVE Jack to bits! I just think that too many people watch the film just for this guy. (But who wouldn't, I mean, he's too good looking for an animated character.....okay I should stop now) In all seriousness, however, I think he has been too overrated. What about the other Guardians? I mean they're cool too! 

Day 26: The Mayor's Daughter

An underrated character:
Madge Undersee (The Hunger Games)

Madge is one of my favorite characters in The Hunger Games trilogy. I was really sad when I found out she had been written out of the movie. I mean, I like the friendship between Gale and Katniss, but it was really refreshing to see Katniss actually socialize with a girl her age. Plus, she was a real friend to Katniss during the times she really needed help. 

September 28, 2013

Day 25: You Really Are A Bad Guy

A character who makes you cry when they cry
Vanellope Von Schweetz (Wreck-It-Ralph)

I was watching Wreck-It-Ralph the other day and my heart clenched during the scene Ralph decided to destroy the race car they both worked on. All Vanellope wanted was a chance to actually be the racer she is, and because of Ralph thinking only of himself during that moment, she couldn't. My heart broke into pieces when she said, "You really are a bad guy!"

September 24, 2013

Day 24: Chichay

Day 24: The character with the best laugh
Chichay (Got To Believe)

Okay, for those of you who aren't from the Philippines, Chichay is the lead female character from the currently airing TV drama, Got To Believe. (It's really weird trying to explain this in English to make it understandable for the rest of you from the other side of the world)

Anyway, Chichay is just the most energetic tv character ever. She's just a ball of energy that talks at a rate of insert-a-huge-amount-here of words per minute. Such a chatterbox. She's just too entertaining and too funny, that when she laughs, you'll definitely be forced to laugh along with her.

Days 17 - 23: Catching Up Part 2

Part 2 of the Catching Up drawing haul! *yipee di doo daaaa*

Day 17: The most awful, mean, evil character you know // Hannibal Lecter is a freaking snake who likes to bite at innocent people who have done him no harm. Ugh. I want to feed him to the cannibals so he can get a taste of his own medicine. 

Day 18: An animal character you like // Oh what I would give to have a pet like Naga. I've always wanted a big pet dog, a big fluffy one. However, my dad doesn't seem to share this liking in them. Nevertheless, Naga will always be one of my favorite pets in the Korra world. Who doesn't want a big polar bear dog?!

Day 19: A sci-fi character you like // Originally, I was supposed to go all Doctor Who on this, but then I thought, "Wait a second, what really got me into sci-fi in the first place?!" The answer to that is very simple my friends: Star Wars. I remember watching the original trilogy with my dad and pointing out how much I liked R2-D2. I even remember having walkie talkies of R2 and C-3PO! Oh the good old days!

Day 20: A fantasy character you like // I remember going through a phase where I was obsessed with fairies. Practically obsessed. I love Tinkerbell from Peter Pan. I also like the separate universe Disney has made for her and the rest of the fairies! I loved meeting her back in 2009 at Disney World! Definitely one of my most beloved fantasy characters. 

Day 21: A paranormal character you like // I'm not big on horror stuff, but my favorite paranormal characters (if you can consider them paranormal) are without a doubt the Weeping Angels. Nothing gets creepier than statues ready to attack you the second you blink. Oh the joy. 

Day 22: The best singer // I had a rather difficult time with this one, but I decided to go with Elphaba from Wicked. Wicked is one of my absolute favorite broadway musicals and I was really blessed to get to watch it last year in Singapore! I am soooo blessed yet again because we'll be watching it a second time next year when the production comes to Manila! So excited!

Day 23: The best dancer // I couldn't take this drawing seriously cause the first thing that came to my mind was Troy Bolton dancing on the golf course in High School Musical 2. Thus, a lame doodle. I literally couldn't stop laughing every time this image came to mind.

Days 11-16: Catching Up Part 1

Part 1 of my extreme drawing haul! I'm so sorry the challenge took a really really really long break. It's just been really busy for me lately that I haven't had the time to open up Photoshop and actually do a drawing! I decided to catch up with some traditional drawings instead. It was great making actual drawings again on paper, as I've only been able to make sketches lately. Anyway, let's get to the characters!

Day 11: A character who taught you something about love // I decided to draw Rosalind from The Penderwicks series. I haven't met a lot of people who have read the books, but I highly recommend them! I chose Rosalind for this day because there's something really special about the love of an older sister. Being an older sister or "ate" (what we call our older sisters here in the Philippines) myself, I related to her character so much. To all the older sisters out there, let us join hands and stand strong because nothing beats our love.

Day 12: A character with the best quotes // Who else has the best quotes other than Dumbledore himself? An inspiring one, that old man. I love absolutely everything he says. I don't have to explain even furthur.

Day 13: A boring character // As much as I love tales of princesses and fairies, Snow White bored me to death. All she did was clean the dwarves' house, eat the poisonous apple, and wait for the prince to kiss her. Sorry, but we need more of the Mulan type of princess nowadays! Girl power!

Day 14: A character you wished was never introduced // There are days when I wish MJ Watson was out of the picture and that Gwen Watson would forever stay in Peter Parker's life. Please don't think of me as a super Spiderman nerd because I'm really not. My judgement is only based on the films.

Day 15: The smartest character // Sherlock freaking Holmes. I just want to take his brain and study how he comes up with his deductions. He's just too intelligent. (Plus he plays the violin which gives him more points in the intelligence category!)

Day 16: The dumbest character // Spongebob Squarepants was pretty much my childhood. I still wonder what a Krabby Patty tastes like until now, or how they can simply have bonfires in Bikini Bottom. But guys, you have to admit that Patrick is possibly the most stupid cartoon character in the history of the cartoons of our generation. Haha!

A Case of a Blank Page

Oh goodness, this blog has took a really long nap.

I know I haven't been posting drawings for my 30 Day Challenge, but do not fret for I have indeed been catching up! It's just been a really busy week for me with high school things and all that. I'm going to be scanning my drawings real soon since I have been doing the rest traditionally. Expect an extreme haul of drawings later on!

Anyway, as most of you many know, I'm a complete sucker for movie scores and instrumentals. I came across this track the other day and completely fell in love. It's so happy and upbeat and a great track to draw to. Thought I'd share it with the rest of you! 

September 11, 2013

Day 10: For Narnia

A character who taught you about real life:
Aslan (The Chronicles of Narnia)

Pretty much rushed this since this was for the 10th, but I had to get well rested for a certain exam today. Anyway, back to the topic. Aslan is one of the most influential characters in my life. I love how he teaches us to relish our childhood, yet to embrace growing up as well. 

I'm actually pleased with this sketchy look. I had to do this real quick cause I still have today's drawing to prettify! (And hooray for a successful lion face!)

September 9, 2013

Day 9: Clary

A character who would be your best friend if they were real:
Clary Fray (The Mortal Instruments)

I was extremely pleased when I found out Clary and I shared quite common traits. I was incredibly pleased when I found out she was also artistic and vertically challenged. We'd definitely get along if she was a real person!

September 8, 2013

Day 8: Pipsqueak

The funniest character:
Edward Elric (Fullmetal Alchemist)

I just recently started watching Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, and oh goodness, I think I'm going to start watching more anime now. Anyway, back to the topic. Edward Elric is just too funny. I was thinking of drawing Major Armstrong, but the thought of Ed's outbursts when people make fun of his height are my favorite moments of his. (I can totally relate being the vertically challenged person I am!)

Day 7: Latino Santa's Elf

The hottest character:
Leo Valdez (The Heroes of Olympus)

I wasn't able to work on this yesterday because I just came back from a long trip from Manila. But anyway, here is Day 7's character: Leo Valdez!

I hope you guys get what I did here with Leo being the son of Hephaestus. Leo is one of my absolute favorite characters from the Heroes of Olympus! He's just too funny and too entertaining. I love his fun personality and energy throughout the story and I can't wait to see more of him in House of Hades!

September 6, 2013

Day 6: Tree Trunks

The most annoying character:
Tree Trunks (Adventure Time)

Apologies for the lamest drawing ever, but I couldn't help it. Sorry but Tree Trunks from Adventure Time just annoys me too much. Bleh. Sorry Tree Trunks, but I don't want to hear about your crystal apple. Go mind your own old elephant business.

September 5, 2013

Day 5: The Gaang

Day 5: A group of characters who are most like you and your friends
Aang, Katara, Toph, and Sokka (Avatar: The Last Airbender)

I'd like to think that me and my friends are kinda like these guys. Each one of them is different, yet together, they make each other stronger! The Gaang is definitely one of my favorite TV friendships of all time. 

I literally had to rush this artwork, but I'm really happy with my color choices! It was loads of fun illustrating them!

September 4, 2013

Day 4: Sweater Town

A character who acts like you:
Mabel Pines (Gravity Falls)

Like I said in a previous Gravity Falls post, Mabel Pines is my spirit animal. With her love for crafts and insanely colored sweaters, this girl is definitely me in cartoon form. Plus, she's very dedicated to her twin brother Dipper, as I am very dedicated to my little sister Kayla. We share a love for quirkiness and singing as well. ("Don't start unbelieeeeeving!") If I was transported into the cartoon world, I'd turn into Mabel.

September 3, 2013

Day 3: Mirror Mirror

A character who looks like you:
Magic Mirror (Snow White)

*ba dum tsss* Since I couldn't really find a character I like that looks like me, I told myself, "Hold up, the Magic Mirror pretty much looks like me!" Haha, oh I amuse myself. I'm pretty happy with how I did the mirror effects on the mirror glass as well! Hooray!

September 2, 2013

Day 2: Chihiro

A character from a previous favorite fandom:
Chihiro (Spirited Away)

I'm a biiiig fan of Studio Ghibli films, and Chihiro from Spirited Away is one of my favorite characters from their films! I love seeing how she grows up throughout the story and how she learns to stand up for herself. She goes from complaining about everything to accepting life the way it is. She learns to make solutions for the problems she has and learns to depend on herself rather than always depending on others.

Decided to draw her today because we Ghibli fans are saddened by the news that the great Hayao Miyazaki is retiring. I am definitely going to miss his amazing films. Such a legend! His films will surely be loved for generations to come!

September 1, 2013

Day 1: The Impossible Girl

A character from your current favorite fandom: 
Clara Oswald (Doctor Who)

I think Clara is my favorite Doctor Who companion. I love how she's very strong and very dedicated to her family. I love how she doesn't let anyone trample over her, even the Doctor! She's very fierce, and I love that about her.  I can't wait to see more of her in the next season with the next Doctor!