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Garfieldo
02-11-2010, 05:56 AM
Hiya! Long story short, there's a group over at DeviantART that's doing character design challenges every week. Basically, the challenge for the first few weeks is to design characters based on random shapes that the group leader creates, and then choose one of the five characters and make a full-body portrait of 'em. Here's what I've come up with so far:



http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2010/041/7/7/Markus___DAC_WCD_2_by_TG_Garfieldo.png




From this. (http://www.deviantart.com/download/153470957/The_Mess_Grows___DAC_WCD_2_by_TG_Garfieldo.png)





http://www.deviantart.com/download/153256302/Edgar___DAC_WCD__W1__FBP__LOL_by_TG_Garfieldo.png

From this. (http://www.deviantart.com/download/153107519/The_Mess_Begins___WCD_1_by_TG_Garfieldo.png)

Eileen724
02-11-2010, 01:02 PM
Really, really nice cartoon characters, Garfieldo! You have my vote for winning the challenge!

AT-TA
02-11-2010, 02:57 PM
Makes me smile, garfieldo, really good play with the characters. I wish, i could do something like this.... very nice.

D Akey
02-11-2010, 10:19 PM
Really cool and distinct, especially memorable is the first one. Intriguing head shape.

Caesar
02-11-2010, 10:52 PM
These characters are not only quite credible and professional (they may also be the most stunning and synthetic caricatures of real people), but have also a flavour reminding the greatest illustrators and cartoonists of some decades ago and their brilliant and talented styles ...
Excellent and congratulations!

Valerie
02-12-2010, 12:47 AM
These are fabulous garfieldo, well done, I know I would not be able to do this.

Garfieldo
02-13-2010, 09:29 AM
Thank you all so much for the kind words! Being a newbie to the art world, it means a lot to me!

Sketchism71
02-13-2010, 09:49 AM
These are really cool Garfieldo! What a great way to create new interesting and original characters. Nicely illustrated as well!!! There is an illustration group I belong to on Flickr called "Illustrapedia". They have monthly challenges on a specific theme. Pretty layed back but worth checking out if you enjoy that kind of thing.:):)

Evart
02-13-2010, 09:52 AM
LOL these are great!

jonwood
02-14-2010, 11:34 AM
these are very good..you have a nice style.

haakoo
02-14-2010, 12:11 PM
At another forum I attend,there's always a monthly scribble;
Just a line in random form/shape and you can create from it as you wish but the form of the line must be noticeable in the design.
Maybe a challenge to try out overhere

Hans

sabena
02-14-2010, 01:00 PM
diferent and good i like it bravo:)