onsdag 29. februar 2012


day 4.


"It's the year of the dragon! And it's a sweet year to be a dragon. Especially for Tángguǒlong who is the happy dragon of the candy sprinkles. 

"But candy dragons aren't cool" I hear you protesting. Yes, it's true that other dragons might controll fire and water, but can they shower the world in suggar crusted flower petals? I didn't think so.

Just consider: Would you rather be eating cake toppings, or run around with your hair on fire?"

Todays challenge was to take somet sort of collection and use it to make my character. I don't really collect a lot of things, so I borrowed my wifes candy sprinkles collection for this one. Thanks dear :)

søndag 19. februar 2012

Fuku the ronin

Day 3

Fuku the Ronin:

"Fuku wanders the land, betrayed and alone.

By mastering the way of the sword he will prove his worth. He has destroyed an army of demons, and a 100 of the Shogun´s samurai. Now he is the 11th greatest swordsman that ever lived, and yet no one has ever heard of him.

Why do these bloggers only ever make top 10 lists?"

A two week hiatus after only two posts? Doing something every day was harder than it sounds :)

Todays task was to create something out of paper without scissors or glue, So I twisted some tissue paper to look like a samurai. The name Fuku also means tissue or wipe in japanese according to google translate.

mandag 13. februar 2012

Kritnarong the binturong


Todays challenge: Use your favorite animal as inspiration.

Problem: I don´t really have one.

However, a friend of mine recently showed me this strange looking animal called a Binturong, and I figured that could be my favorite for a day.

May I present, Kritnarong the Binturong.

Kritnarong is feeling cold. He does not like to feel cold. Feeling cold makes him unhappy. Why is Kritnarong in this unhappy place? Ask Kritnarongs wife, Sudarat!

"It will be exotic", Sudarat says. But exotic does not freeze your paws and tickle your nose with little white flakes. Exotic is warm and sugary with an umbrella, fruit and crust on the rim.

Kritnarong needs an airplane ticket, swimming trunks and some divorce papers.

søndag 12. februar 2012

A character a day.

My lovely wife gave me this book about doing a project a day for a year, and I thought: Hey, that´s a great idea!

I´ve been wanting to make more character designs again, but things have kept getting in the way. I figure this book could be a good way to get started.

Of course actually doing it means making a bit of an effort, and being commited is easier for me if I have someone to answer too, so I´ll put the resluts on the interwebs. Then I´ll have the entire world as my judge, or at least as many as I can get to read this blog. Wich will be tons of people, I´m sure.

One more thing about making characters is that they need names and stories, so I´ll make some silly backstory for each of them.

The book gives suggestions about how you should go about doing the project every day so I´ll start out by following those instructions. If at some point I should stop being a lazy person, I might think of some instructions of my own.

So here we go, 356 characters, day one:
"Make something that fits in the palm of your hand using only the materials in your immediate enviroment"

May I present Risotto, Wizard of the order of the napkin. He may have the physique of Twiggy, but he compensates with his mastery of culinary magic. No sorcerer can conjure traditional rice dishes in quite the same way. Of course that´s probably because it isn´t what you would call the mainstream of magical study, but Risotto will tell you that is simply because it´s so devilishly tricky.

His own favorite food is, of course, potatoes.