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The Cuelebre: Hernan and Cuelebre by RCWikkydArtist The Cuelebre: Hernan and Cuelebre by RCWikkydArtist
Presentation for the Character Design course at CSULB.

THAT CLASS WAS AWESOME!!! :D

I actually think it helped me improve a bit!


We were given a theme for the characters and that theme was Beauty and the Beast. We were to design our own characters based on this theme, so I based my version is based on the Spanish tale of Cuelebre. As it says in the image, a beautiful but vain maiden is cursed and turned into a dragon. Her spell can only be broken by a true knight so brave and pure-hearted he does not fear her and finds her beautiful. In a nutshell, that's all there is to the original tale. I expanded upon it by creating a character who would fit the reverse role of Beauty. I also created animal companions for both. Hernan is aspiring to become a knight and hopes to prove himself to others while Cuelebre hides in the shadows ashamed of her appearance and fearing the world. When their worlds collide, there is conflict at first. Then there is understanding and a change of heart. Finally friendship is fully bloomed with room for love.

Though this is for a class, I do intend to do something with these characters and work more on my version of the Cuelebre story.



[link] Animation


Original images done in pencil and ink, then cleaned up, colored, and arranged in CS5 Photoshop.

The Cuelebre (c) :iconrcwikkydartist:
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:iconselunia:
Hello RCWikkydArtist!

Member of Team 21 here to give you Feedback within the :iconfeedbackfrenzy: challenge :)

Very nice characters, I like the story you created. Well the story behind the Dragon Lady reminds me a little of 'The beauty and the Beast' but that's OK. It's still a very original design you developed.

I think the two make a very nice couple, I especially like the picture in the middle and the lower right corner :)
The idea with the dress formed by her wings is very nice.

The way you describe the characters you make it very easy for me to imagine the behaviour of them and with the pictures I already have some very interesting szenes in my head.


Looking forward to hopefully see more of them!
Greetings, Selunia
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:icongrisador:
grisador Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
Awesome Picture ! :D
Keep characters like these up ! :)
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:iconrcwikkydartist:
RCWikkydArtist Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Student Filmographer
Thank you! :)
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:icongrisador:
grisador Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
You're Very Much Welcome ! :D
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:iconjenmapauanimations:
JenMapauAnimations Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Student Filmographer
jajajajaja I like the one where they are angry with each other XD
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:iconrcwikkydartist:
RCWikkydArtist Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Student Filmographer
Thanks, I had fun drawing out their poses!  :)
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:iconjenmapauanimations:
JenMapauAnimations Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Student Filmographer
jaja, that's cool ;D
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:iconmistressdizzy:
MistressDizzy Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very cool. I'd love to see more of this and read your version of the story.
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:iconrcwikkydartist:
RCWikkydArtist Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Student Filmographer
Thank you! :D
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:iconjalessiaj:
JalessiaJ Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Professional Artist
Cute story and characters!
Good job on the poses. Very expressive.
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:iconrcwikkydartist:
RCWikkydArtist Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Student Filmographer
Thank you very much!
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:icons-white-pony-kidwell:
S-White-Pony-Kidwell Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
Looking forward to seeing more, when you have the time of course.
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:iconrcwikkydartist:
RCWikkydArtist Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Student Filmographer
Thank you :)
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:iconkneestocking96:
kneestocking96 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
I believe that she is still beautiful as a dragon
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:iconrcwikkydartist:
RCWikkydArtist Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Student Filmographer
Thanks :)
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:iconkneestocking96:
kneestocking96 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
You're welcome.
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ThePathOfDreams Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
Hi! ^^ It's me again from #FeedbackFrenzy!!
First of all, I'll have to say that you choose an interesting tale to convert into a comic. It will be fun to see how they meet each other and begin to form a relationship!
I like the knight's design. He seems simple and honest, while at the same time handsome and strong.
However, I don't really like the woman-dragon's design. Of course, this is simply my opinion. But I think she is far too feminine and human-like. Pink isn't really impressive for a dragon, nor do all women love pink. Apart from that, her body is clearly human-like: the way her legs fold, her knees work, her wrists, her palms, even her butt XD Basically she looks like a humanized dragon, and not an actual monster. It sould be far harder for the knight (and therefore, a far more interesting story for the readers), if she was downright UGLY and non-humanly in any way. But as I said, that's just my opinion.
The drawing where he dances with her is very funny and cute!!! Keep drawing! :D
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:iconrcwikkydartist:
RCWikkydArtist Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Student Filmographer
Thank you very much! :D
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:iconguilrel:
Guilrel Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
Wow, that's a very interesting take on this story, I feel like looking for this story now. :aww:
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:iconrcwikkydartist:
RCWikkydArtist Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Student Filmographer
Thank you :)

It's more detailed in the original story but the intro here is basically all there is to it.
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:iconskaramine:
Skaramine Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is such a gorgeous concept! I'd hate to see her turn back to normal.
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:iconrcwikkydartist:
RCWikkydArtist Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Student Filmographer
Thank you! :)

Speaking of which, I still need to figure that part out!
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:iconskaramine:
Skaramine Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The tension would be good, but, like Shrek, I love the idea of "love's true form" being the monstrous, which in this case, is still damned cute (and Fiona's case too).
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:iconrcwikkydartist:
RCWikkydArtist Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Student Filmographer
Thanks :)

There will be plenty for me to explore with tension and interactions
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:iconkeyotea:
Keyotea Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think it would be hard to dance with stilts on.
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:iconrcwikkydartist:
RCWikkydArtist Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Student Filmographer
Yep it would be.
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:icondracoartemis:
DracoArtemis Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WHOA I'd go straight to that river with spirit frantically combing my hair saying "Look! I'm a vain bitch too!"
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:iconrcwikkydartist:
RCWikkydArtist Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Student Filmographer
XD Ha ha, well I made her curvy to retain a feminine quality. Didn't want her to be too monstrous
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:icondracoartemis:
DracoArtemis Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:hmm: but being a dragon would be AWESOME :iconhorsepowerplz:
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:iconrcwikkydartist:
RCWikkydArtist Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Student Filmographer
Ha ha! Yeah, it would be!

I mean...

YEEEAAAHHH!!!
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DracoArtemis Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:XD: :iconso-awesomeplz:
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:iconconfede:
Confede Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
I really like those kinds of stories in beauty and the beast style ^^
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:iconrcwikkydartist:
RCWikkydArtist Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Student Filmographer
Me too!
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:iconardashir:
ardashir Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
It's lovely work! Good luck with this if you draw any more of it.
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:iconrcwikkydartist:
RCWikkydArtist Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Student Filmographer
Thank you!
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:iconzepher87:
Zepher87 Featured By Owner May 16, 2012
Ahhh the things people will do for the ones they love.^^
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:iconrcwikkydartist:
RCWikkydArtist Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Student Filmographer
Yep :)

I'm guessing you're referring to the stilts?
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:iconzepher87:
Zepher87 Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
yup^^
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Trainwrekcomics Featured By Owner May 16, 2012
Let me just say how jealous I am of you! I am absolutely green with envy at how much you've improved, while I still stagnate!

But at the same time, I am so proud of you for how far you've come, and in the end, I hope you continue to grow and improve as an artist.

Keep up the great work!
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:iconrcwikkydartist:
RCWikkydArtist Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Student Filmographer
Ha ha, thank you very much! :D That means a lot!

I hope to see your works again soon! :)
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Trainwrekcomics Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
Thank you for being so understanding!

Yeah, I need to post some of the drawings I've been working on. Just keep watching my page, I'll try to get some stuff up!
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:iconaurorachiaro:
AuroraChiaro Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Aww she looks cute the dragon :) I love the expressions
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:iconrcwikkydartist:
RCWikkydArtist Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Student Filmographer
Thank you! :D
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:icongzegzolka:
gzegzolka Featured By Owner May 16, 2012
That's very cool art ^^
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:iconrcwikkydartist:
RCWikkydArtist Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Student Filmographer
Thank you! :)
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gzegzolka Featured By Owner May 16, 2012
no problem :)
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:iconbug-off:
Bug-Off Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dancing on stilts.
How cute.
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:iconrcwikkydartist:
RCWikkydArtist Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Student Filmographer
Thanks :)
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