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October 11, 2013
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HP Scanjet G3010
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Oct 11, 2013, 11:50:44 PM
Adobe Photoshop Elements 9.0 Windows
SketchBook Cover (Oct '13) by Sketch-Zap SketchBook Cover (Oct '13) by Sketch-Zap
Darn scanner don't know how to capture color...
So this is my newest sketchbook cover. I'm really going out on a limb here because I'm touchy with the idea of someone taking this. After all, it has nearly all my characters (there's like one or two sub-characters that could have been on here) and I'm like any other artist who cherishes their work, be it good, bad, or just plain ugly. It's a part of you. So when it comes to my sketchbooks, I feel like they are a literal extension of me, a place where I can express my true self, the good, bad, and the ugly.
I really like this. It's nice to see all my characters in one place. I love them, I really do, and if any one of you take them, I will find a bus and a bus driver and there will be some unpleasant contact between you and the bus in question. So no stealing please, this is something that I cherish. I pretty much draw now because I draw my characters. They are 80-90% of what I draw, excluding the fan drawings. If it weren't for them... well, there'd be a lot less me in art.

This next part is gonna take some space. Horray for tiny font!
So enough about love, I think it's high time I introduce all my imaginary friends to you. Well, some of them are friends. One in particular is kinda evil...
Left to right, up to down:
First one up is Jake Wagner. Real scary guy if he wants to be. Likes heavy metal, leather jackets, and does a good Russian impersonation. Big guy, muscular.
Next to Jake is his half-sis, Tess Wagner. Seriously the sweetest kid you'll ever find, always smiles (even when life really sucks, and her life kinda does) and is often found listening to music. Jake and Tess have a strong sibling bond. Tiny little thing.
After Tess comes Rocket Cash. An alien-robot who crashed in the South West US in the 60's, she has a rocket for a butt and is seemingly half-crazed. She is huge in stature.
Zap Patterson! Well, his real name is Zach or Zack or something like that, but he goes by "Zap" due to a lightning incident when he was young. Born in the 70's and living his young adult life in the 80's, he has a bit bolder of an outfit, and dons a red cap always. Up for any adventure, terrible singer, loves video games, and is in love with Amanda. Average stature, a bit on the skinny side.
Sebie Rogers. She is a single independent woman and she don't need no man to keep her safe! She has two pairs of knuckles to do that for her! Her morals are based on this: If you treat her badly, she'll treat ya badly back. But if you stay on her good side, she'll protect you like she was your Mom. Strong, average height.
Chase Federez. Insane little kiddo who will eat everything in his path. Endless energy, like that one kid in your first grade class who always put their hand up first when someone said, "I need a volunteer..." Loves eating, did I mention that? Athletic as a runner, but not that strong. Short stature.
Kelvin the Robot! Great robot, not like the others (like all the other robots that are main characters, haha.) Afraid of a lot of things, which is unfortunate for him because he's always time traveling with Zap and Amanda. Dependable, trustworthy, and a bit too human. Short thing, I mean, he's a server bot. Like a maid of sorts.
Mellissa Dyun. High class, lemmie tell ya. Fancy clothes, hates getting her hands dirty, likes mainstream music. You know the type. But she's actually worth knowing because she values people more than the people she grew up with did, and she knows when to do the right thing. Has a thing for Allen. Curvy, average height.
Allen Graham- don't let the name deceive you though, he's actually from Germany and has a very obvious accent. Smart, in both intelligence and dress, and timid. Becomes very excited, though, when he is given a chance to flaunt his stuff, meaning when he gets to show of a bit of his awesomeness at making ray guns and stuff like that. Has a thing for Mellissa. Tall and lanky.
Amanda Evans. Independent and alone in this terrible world, she finds her true friends through a time machine. She keeps people at arm's length away, unless of course you are in the exclusive club of winning Amanda's trust. Comes of as stubborn and sarcastic, actually cares for the people who care for her. Thinks Zap is the one good guy on the planet. Good muscles, average height.
Dr. Former. The evil one I was talking about. Not much developed on this guy yet, but he's Jake's father and it's a really complicated story I'll save for later. Former is evil, wicked, clever, selfish, and worst of all he has that tamed craziness that only comes in evil geniuses like him. EVIL. Fancies Ruby in a diabolical way. Tall and scary, like Jake but not as muscular.
Hardcore Ballerina. If I recall, ~tuonenjoutsen wanted to see her drawn next after I had drawn Umbrella Man. Well, here's her head. She is determined to be the best ballerina ever, and she will do anything that will somehow help her achieve that goal, almost leading her away from being anything that of a ballerina. She's intense, game for mastering things, and her natural color of hair is actually green for some unknown reason.. Thin but durable, average height.
Umbrella Man. At first he was just a guy with an afro. But then he found a magical umbrella, and he became Umbrella Man! Likes R & B, Jazz, and saving the world with his umbrella. Has weird OCD and anxiety problems when he does not have his umbrella at hand. Hipster, kinda. Average build and height.
Ruby. Jake and Tess' mother. Worked with Dr. Former in a lab. Survives the wrath of Former, stuff like that. Independent in a patriarchal world, an alternate 50-'60's universe. Smart and efficient, good at improvisation. Loves her children dearly. A bit curvy, slightly heavier than most women (yet very attractive) has a strong build, average height.
David. Has no last name, no "home story" as I like to call it, no characters with him. He just travels everywhere, in my mind and in the world, looking for something. I think he plays guitar. He's up for any situation, 'cause he's looking for that something. Durable kind of guy. Skinny and tallish.
TV Head. He used to be a normal man. And then a witch at a Target casted a spell on him, and he became TV Head. Very respectable, drinks tea, sweet guy. Dresses formally. His screen is his face, can mold to express like a face. His screen can also display TV shows and stuff that he can catch on the waves with his antenna. Tallish and lanky.

Oh good God, I wrote all that. Good for you to those who read all of it.
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ricken4003 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014

Sketch-Zap Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha thank you bunches
SEwing0109 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Not just favorited for the cool image, but for the heartfelt description. The time and effort put into arguing this, both with yourself and with any potential thieves, is evident. Very well done.
Sketch-Zap Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh thank you! I have a very personal relationship with my art and my characters, and in some way it just makes sense to have them. Thank you!
SEwing0109 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome.
EpiiUniversal Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is cool! I love the way you draw your people, and their different facial expressions! Well done! :) 
Sketch-Zap Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aw thanks! Yeah, I love expressions and such, I tried to have a variety in here to show the characters' personalities.
EpiiUniversal Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It shows their personalities quite well. Nicely done! :D 
Sketch-Zap Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
EVIE128 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing. The facial expressions look great and it's very nice to see all of your characters together! :la:
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