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Wow guys, thank you so much for all the support! I feel I might need to explain myself a little bit.
THE ORIGIN STORY:
In February of 2011, I entered in to an art challenge on a creative forum. I was having some serious artist block and needed to kickstart myself. The challenge was to set a personal deadline and submit a piece of new art everyday. For the whole month.
I tell ya, even the most seasoned artist will find this exhausting.
So halfway through the month I was getting pretty worn out and didn't have any new ideas. I was trying to get something very different out every day. blind contours, digital painting, oils, or just pull a good ol' Pollock and throw stuff around. Then I noticed the cookie cutter that was hanging around my brushes; It was square.
I was watching one of my favourite cartoons so I thought id make some funny painting of the characters. I posted these terrible little guys and the feedback was great. So I decided to do more. They didn't have much personality but people loved them and I was commissioned to re-create a series of OCs. I used the payment to fund my first table at Toronto's Fan-Expo.
It went very VERY well!
So I made a stencil that made sure each character was uniform and got to work! Im now standing at 97 Squaracters!
Did I mention? They used to be called Squareheads. Who can guess why I changed the name?
So Here I am, Squares have taken over my life and after this year's Fan-Expo in August, i will be taking a month or two off (commissions not included) from Squaracters and getting back to canvases and non-objective acrylics.
Im also thinking of Writing and illustration a children's book. It would require a Kickstarter. Good idea? Feedback?
Well, That is the story of Squaracters! Happy accident turned full-time hobby!