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Cursed Wombat Ashworth Studies by ElsonWong Cursed Wombat Ashworth Studies by ElsonWong
He's a what...?


Look it up it's real. It'll make sense when you click on the link.


And for the record I have NOT watched any of the TWILIGHT films. I heard of the books and the film but I haven't dug into what's all the fuss about - best not to (I haven't an opinion to be honest).


Anyways Ashworth continues to evolve in character design. He's much more different than way back in GRAND HUNTER series where it was all fun and games. I'm rebooting him and making him into a darker character - he's still a hero but not in the usual light.


Oh yeah check this shizzle out:


I mean Vampire moths? Now those will shit my pants. Not only do they suck blood out of ya but they are creepy as f**k (excuse my language).


Also, while we're on the agenda, Vampire Finches? Wow, I never even knew... This draws to me some inspiration for another character that may potentially appear in the future AND become competition for love triangle possibilities.


The idea? Bird character meets Ashworth. Tells him that she's a (here's that word again) hematophagous subject, someone who is just like him but also has the same goal of looking for the dreaded anthropologist - Dr. Blackworth. Ash agrees to help, Ruby could get jealous after agreeing to tag along with Ash for the long term (I plan to have her follow Ash to explore the world with him, like as if it is 'a pilgrimage for nature girl' kind of scenario).


So yeah that's looking into the future but no concrete plans for that yet - just an idea after all (interesting to share nevertheless!).


Catch you all for another concept art piece next time round!
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:iconkrystalthehedgehog75:
KrystalTheHedgehog75 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist
He looks so cool!!
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Kunnai Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
How did he get cursed?
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jessyho862010 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
That s nice
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TheNoHeartedBeing Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Im loving your new concept art. Quick question how much pixels wide do you upload your full size view on?
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MelCairoRose Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
*Gasp* He's a vamp- Nope just kidding. He just needs blood to survive silly. XD
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SONICFAN18 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
hmmmm interesting ^^
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SoftMonKeychains Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I like this. I like this kind of dark concept. Well I always had a thing for this kind of stuff. And no, I don't fancy Twilight, it kinda sucks in my eyes. (please oh fandom, not every single vampire now has to be Edward or whatever the pimp is called!)

But anyway, it's unusual getting this kind of main for the type of story this series are going to be. I mean, usually it's some loudmouthed fella with overdose of energy, immaturity, that thinks is soooooo cool and pretty one-tracked mind. Err...that's why I never liked Ruby before. She was pretty much these predicable shounen mains :P

Anyway regarding Ashworth...if Fei will not be able to get my interest, it's potential that will be him. A dude that wishes to not hurt anyone but has to in order to survive. Sounds like a clash of ideals and that's interesting! I mean, he is the goodie but cannot be a goodie, hum....
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ElsonWong Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes he is essentially the character that you've described right there - he is perhaps an anti-hero so to speak.

And eww... I don't want to go back to the days of applying predictbable/common manga-ish personalties/roles on my characters! X_X;

Glad you're digging the new dark approach I'm implementing in the series. Thanks again for all of your feedback so far Ana! Much appreciated. *thumbs up*
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DarkSkyDragon Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really interesting! Loving your drawings too! ;)
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Auroblaze Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Blood to survive?:iconwowplz: well that's interisting!: D
Scary and awesome at the same time!!!:icongreatjobplz:
beautiful sketches btw!!!I love the expressions!:heart:
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Trash-meta Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Student Writer
Ashworth a vampire huh? Well that is definitely new.
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Oceanstar1994 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Student
WHEN DID ASH BECOME A VAMPIRE!!?? Watch out Ruby, he might come for you! XD
Nice job on this too! You've drawn Ash so much sense Grand Hunter and he keeps getting better and better, Keep up the work!! :D
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jot202 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012   Digital Artist
Vampire!! Vampire!!
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Kolbatsun1226 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Yikes! Well as long as he's not one of those sparkly vampires.
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Tonythunder Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
Ashworth looks pretty badass as a vampire! Totally wickedly awesome concept!
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EUAN-THE-ECHIDHOG Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi there

Ah, a much darker hero he seems to have become since reading the book. Fab work!

Euan
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samysay Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Student Artist
this gonna be squezze as hell!! errr no thanks i prefer anti heroes XD maybe can i draw a crush whit youre character?
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DynamictheHedgehog Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
a darker hero? thats what i like to see
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ApplePencil Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Student General Artist
Being complety serious, I love vampires as hell, but I hate what Twilight did to them... it made fans of gay-with-no-guts-to-kill vampires and also made vampires-haters that generalize Twilight vampires with all of the existent. This is just a random comment, since at first I had my doubts he was a vampire, since I know many people who have made their own species drinkin blood without havint to be a vampire.

However as a suggestion, the word hematophagous it's very difficult to many people to learn, so you can do your own specie's name using that word as a base an doint it more um... easy to learn? Yes, maybe, after all is a fiction story so you can do what you want.

This may help people to understand that not everything that drinks blood has to be a vampire. Specially the ones that not read the artist's coments before doing their own. However is just a suggestion, but I complety support the fresh idea of making Ash somewhat a hug furry mosquitoe :giggle:
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Banter-O-Rilley Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
"BitE by bitE I follow this cursed Bloodline..."

I'd heard of blood-sucking moths, and bats, and leeches, and mosquitos...but birds? Now THAT's new!

Seriously, Ash is starting to become a 'dirty' Hero the likes of which I can totally cheer for: improved design, a Dark Calling [Character Motivated Goal], and Fact-meets-Fiction abilities.

As for Dr. Blackworth I'm sort of imagining him to be like Werner Maxwell from "Wild Arms 3"...looking forward to his design and inventions!

Speaking of which, have you decided what kind of Tech the story universe will be featuring?
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Ja-The-Shadow-Hunter Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh and I almost forgot, the way this is going, are you planning to put in (please forgive me for using this therm, because I know that's not him but I can't find a better word for it) "vampire" hunter villian/anti-hero?
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Ja-The-Shadow-Hunter Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Zoiks! 8. Thank god, where I live, moths only feed on fabrics. :phew: lol XD

So this is what the whole thing's turned into? Yet another vampire sh- *gets bonked on the head by Ash* XD OUCH! I mean, wow, a non-immortal, bloodfeeding experiment. ^^; That new. There, you happy now, Ash? >.>

Whoa wait... Ruby's got Hematophagy thing as well? Or is there another "bird" refering to here? O.o This plot's begining to develop into a most unpredictable way. Imagin the bloodbath on their hands... oh wait, did I just said that out loud? XD lol
And I'm curious about this "love triangle", you're not refering to Fei, are you?

As for the whole Twilight thing, I think it's safe to say to just listen to other commentators and just keep your nose out of it, it's a story for littlel love obsessed girls and my girl-friend said the writing's just awful.
And it made classic Vampires and Werewolfs turn in their graves...emmm, books. lol XP
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HappyAggro Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
Also, something I missed out with on the previous comment...regardless of insistent terminology, people are obviously going to still call Ashworth a vampire, A) because that's what they're familiar with and B) because hematophagous subject is a mouthful. Anthrohema is a bit better, but you're going to have to be rather insistent with it and expect a load of vampire terminology to be used a lot by others.
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ElsonWong Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah sadly they're going to go for the generic response of "Oh look! It's a vampire!!"

"No it's not. It's an Anthrohema."

"A what?"

"An Anthro... Oh nevermind."

XXD

Anyways I'm looking forward to fleshing out these character studies. It'll give you fans an advanced insight as to what's going on with the players who play an important (and not so important) role in the story. 8-)
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HappyAggro Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
Well, one of these days, it'll catch on. I can't say that I've seen anthro vampires explored that much.

Hey...wasn't Ashworth a vampire in that Halloween picture you did a while back? Hahahah, you unintentionally foreshadowed!
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HappyAggro Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
Vampire wombat, eh? No clue about those vampire moths! That's just weird. Still, interesting subject to look into, although I'm somewhat concerned if it might be seen as cashing in on the vampire craze...unless you included a vampire moth to syke everyone out.

And eh, Twilight doesn't really have much to do with what you're doing with this anyways. Ashworth is action, Twilight is romance with sporadic action. It's also a dead horse in terms of public and negative reception, so I wouldn't be too concerned about looking into it.

Deer lady design looks interesting. If she actually manages to survive this character study, I would like to see her used elsewhere.
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ElsonWong Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not really into vampires myself but I think creating a character that relies on blood of other anthrokinds or living creatures for survival will create an interesting challenge for me when creating the story.

Ashworth is actually an experiment of the infamous anthropologist - Dr. Blackworth. The irony is, the doctor conducted the experiment on his son. The reasons? Well let's just say that I'm not that far yet into the story.

Right now he's considered a vagabond with demonic powers, roaming across the globe in hot pursuit to seek for his long lost sister and kill the doctor in the process - aka his father. Daddy's still conducting illegal experiments and he's hiding somewhere + moving every time to avoid capture by the - insert name here - world goverment/police.

Anyways enough of the story content and whatnot - it's time I designed Dr. Blackworth! Erica looks gorgeously innocent.
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HappyAggro Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
Well, a challenge is a challenge!

Oho, sounds interesting. A bit back to the darker days of Ashworth's original concept.
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Fly-Sky-High Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ladies are gonna fall for this, you will see XD (and no, not because of Twilight saga but maybe Vampire Knight)... *shot*
It's always fun to see your little research on things and how you apply them on your characters. :) I think this idea is alright only if doesn't get too exaggerated during the real story. o3o I like the expression in the top left. l3 Wombats do have sharp front teeth o3o;
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ElsonWong Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ha ha! We'll see. :D

Glad you're enjoy these little tit-bits of research - it takes quite a lot of brain power to come up with ideas. X_X; Anyways my creativity continues to be challenged! Time to work on the next concept art piece! ;)
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Doomdragon Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Rest in Peace light and happy Ashworth *nods* but we will welcome your new self with open arms and open pants
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ElsonWong Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh god you have no idea how much I laughed at that very last part. XXXXXXXD

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXD.........


*A-hem* But seriously thank you for the compliments. ;) You can hug the guy at anytime... Just watch the fangs...
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Doomdragon Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
*Puts on an iron neck brace* One step ahead of you man, one step ahead of you ^^
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JiaYueHoneyJade Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's kind of scary! O_O;;; I didn't think Ash would be like this.
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dadu79 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
Vampires...one song for this xD

CRAWLEENG IN MY SKEEN,THESE WOUND WILL NOT HEAL~
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ElsonWong Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I cringe at the world vampire - too overused.

Hematophagous subject. I repeat he's a hematophagous subject. But we can call him an anthrohema for simplicity. 8-)
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dadu79 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
I still say crawwwwwwleeeng in mai skeeeen~guess what song c:
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:iconelsonwong:
ElsonWong Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do not know lah, bettah not be emo song kay'?
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dadu79 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
Aiyah xD its crawling.from linking parks hybrid theory album xD
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ElsonWong Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sadly I haven't heard any of Linki' Park.

I'm more into the happy kind of rock that is BowlingForSoup.
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Ludolik Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
He need blood everyweek for survive ? owo
That really make the character much darker and scary, that interesting.
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ElsonWong Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's right! And thanks for the post on OHS Ludo! You finally took the initiative to write your own stuff - great work!
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Ludolik Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Missyuna did a lot in this journal. I didn't not much. ^^"
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ElsonWong Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh bugger! I thought it was you who solely posted the blog since you did inquire about it last time. X_x;

Let me double check the contents and give credit where it is due! ^_^; XXD 8-)
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