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The 'Toon'grass Trio

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aaaah, yes, a perfect excuse for me to do some size comparison on my OCs

Anyhow, these few upbeat gals and gents(or shall I say gent), are the toons that occupy the absolute light of my heart: bluegrass. :heart: Basically, they each represent the main three instruments most commonly used in this genre of music. They not only represent their instument in the shapes of their bodies (it's all purposeful!), but their instruments also tie into their personalities as well.

First, we have Memphis Vadis (fiddle): Memphis is Quincey's older sister; though, to him, she's more like the mother figure he never really had. She's the whole package: kind, caring, orderly, and strict when she needs to be! Not to mention she can play one hell of a mean fiddle. In fact, if it wasn't for itty bitty Memphis and her itty bitty fiddle, Quincey would have never shown any interest in his most well-known hobby: banjo. If it wasn't for Memphis, there would just be a big chunk of Quincey that would be missing. However, because Vadis never gets to see his busy sister out of Toontown, he's feeling a bit like that chunk really is missing.

Quincey Vadis (banjo): Quincey is the baby out of the group in more ways than one; however, he can be just as mature as anyone else he knows (besides his sister, of course!). When Quincey was 7 years old, he was inspired by his sister's music so much that he wanted to add a little spice to it; so, instead of playing a fiddle, he was instantly attracted to the banjo. Unable to afford an instrument at the time, Quincey built a very ramshackle one himself out of spare parts he had collected among Toontown. Although the thing was less-than-attractive, it played just as well as any other 'ol jo. When cogs invaded Toontown, Vadis had been gullible enough to put his trust in the hands of a Two-Face who, just like that, found twisted joy in destroying the toon's banjo and leaving it in pieces. Since that incident, Quincey had a growing hatred for Sellbots, and Two-Faces in particular. While he can fearlessly, and without remorse, take out any Sellbot he encounters, Vadis has an intense fear of the VP. He would never admit it though.

Last, but not least, Dolly Molly Dusenberry (guitar): Dolly Molly Dusenberry, who could go by any form of her name (Dolly, Molly, or Dusenberry), is the country singin' sweetheart of Toontown. She is well known for her revival of the "baby" style of singing, made popular before her by Betty Boop-- there's just something about that Southern drawl and Betty Boop mix that is just to die for. Dolly writes her songs, plays them, and sings them; and with all of her experience, she sometimes offers to help Vadis out by bringing something new to the table with his own music. Quincey would never confess to being head-over-heels for her, but there's no doubt that the connection is there. Dolly, however, cannot say for sure if she returns the feeling. After all, he's just so... young.

Together, they are "The 'Toon'grass Trio!"
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Charis-O-MaticHobbyist Digital Artist
BLUEGRASS MUSIC 
YES




BANJO
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x-TomorrowHobbyist Digital Artist
how adorable!! i love their stories, too!
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thanks a lot! :heart: glad you enjoyed em!
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is that character on the left new?
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fav.me/d854515

Nope! She's been around longer than Dolly. 
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Ah, i see.
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VOODIS IS SO SHORT I'M
But i love all of your characters omg just everything is like
perf
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8dogs8banjosHobbyist Digital Artist
HE'S A LEGIT BABY I SWEAR
it took me so long to decide his age tho like,,, he was gonna be like 12 or something but i settled on 14

;u; but thank u omg i'm so glad u love all my nerds!!
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wow i thought he was like 18 or smth
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omg really
well it doesnt surprise me much; i think a lot of people think the same thing!

he's literally the youngest OC i have though
mostly because i hate teens/pre-teens gross
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Omg i dislike them too that's why i made johnny about 18 or 19 pft
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I DONT EVEN HAVE OCS THAT ARE THAT YOUNG

my other OCs; Lazare and Twitch(who have absolutely nothing to do with tt at all hahaha) are in their late 20s/early 30s
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Wtf I have like human OCs that are about 29 or smth i'm

I was thinking about making johnny 20 buT i don't really know if that's a good idea LMao
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my poor human OCs that i havent drawn in a thousand chromosomes,,,, ,
though twitch is really similar to vadis except no banjo lmao

hhhhhmmmmm i don't know o:! i could see johnny being 20 tbh i mean it's not that far away from the age you have set now

then again, it's always ur choice!
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mopeyanimationStudent Digital Artist
oooh! I love your character on the left!
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Thanks! I'm glad you like her-- she's a doll!
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mopeyanimationStudent Digital Artist
Please tell me you will be drawing more of her?
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Most likely! This is only the second time I've drawn her, but I'll make sure I do more with her!
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I LOVE THE VARIETY IN YOUR CHARACTERS, PERSONALITY, NAMES, AND DESC IS REALLY NICE <3
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:heart: :heart: THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU. ;u; it means more to me than anything that you like it all!
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OH MY GOD, i'm happy to hear <3 IT'S TRUE!!
You're very welcome Hek!! :heart: ^_^
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They're all so perfect, how dare they be so perfect.
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they're a buncha southern nerdos 

;u; but seriously aaa thank u 
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*falls over*
I mean WHOA this concept is really cool; I don't think I've ever seen characters modelled after objects like that.  I love their stories, too.
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