Inspired by the beat this music
I decided to draw the character you see on the image, Ace Cullen. He was completely created on the spot, so besides the name and generic personality traits I have little info about him. with this drawing I tried several things, including a cheerful color pallete, colored lineart (not the traditional black line), some cell shading and textures. Hope you enjoy. X3 UPDATE:
got my lazy bum up on an unexpected turn of events and actually worked on his bio.Name:
Ace is an outgoing folk who enjoys to go for long walks, hanging out, listening to music but, above all, surfing. He's currently studying mechanical engineering at college. Despite losing more time than he should with his surf getaways and partying, Ace manages to keep reasonable grades... the same isn't applied to his sleep schedules, as he he oftentimes finds himself pulling all-nighters to keep up. Free spirit and impulsive, danger, adrenaline and craziness are constantly present on Ace's everyday life. From finding himself in bed with another girl after a drinking night, to nearly being hit by a cruise ship on his long distance swims, stories worth telling are always guaranteed with him around. Like everyone, Ace has his set of flaws. Recklessness and poor risk judgment have let to not so fortunate moments, some being just personal embarrassment, others ending in a couple of broken bones. Lazy and somewhat irresponsible are two other words which describe the shark very well. Despite all the negative traits, he always seeks to enjoy life with his friends and have fun whenever it's possible.Background:
Ace was born in a small village located on the Greek island of Naxus, his father worked as a fisher for a local stand while his mother would stay home taking care of the small Ace along side his 2 older siblings. Energetic and impish, Ace never enjoyed the life on the small island, nothing ever changed, every day was just the day before and the day before that. Every day he'd ask his father when he'd travel with him, the older shark would reply always the same way "once you get older".
After one of his uncle's visits to the island, the 5 year old shark tried to sneak into the cab where his uncle was, only at the airport did he notice the young Ace had been on the cab's trunk. After the incident, Ace's parents and his uncle talked for a bit about his behavior while the little shark waited on the parent's car. During the talk, his uncle asked to the parents if it was ok for him to take Ace back to California, USA, with him. They seemed hesitant for moments but soon agreed with some weight on their hearts life in the small village was no option for the kid. Having already lost the flight, Ace's uncle agreed to stay a few more days until for the parents to talk with the young shark, unsurprisingly, the answer was a very quick and overly excited yes. The day after, young Ace had all packed up and ready to leave, he give his family one last tender hug and kiss before entering on the plane with his uncle. Enthusiasm wasn't nearly enough to describe the young's shark state.
Once settled in his new home, Ace's uncle got him a tutor, who over the following year thought him the basics of English along side with his uncle's help. At school, Ace still found some difficulties at understanding some words and the first years at school were especially though for the young shark but with effort he managed to get passing grades. For countless times he was called to director's office for pulling tussles on his classmates, being used to carry some heavy weights to help his father, Ace was more than capable of teaching his bullies not to mock him. At the age of 7, his uncle put the young shark in karate lessons, hoping it would help Ace to let that excess of energy out. The plan backfired when at the age of 9 Ace was suspended for breaking an older kid's head with a kick after taking him down. The young shark defended himself saying he was protecting a friend but his history of school violence didn't help his case.
Seeing martial arts was a dead end, Ace's uncle signed up the shark for surf lessons, the shark already liked swimming and California was known for the beaches. Ace was at the breach of giving up on the first lessons, standing on the board was too difficult and he was tired of eating sand during his falls, but with a little push from his uncle, Ace kept training. All the hard work paid off when the shark got the first on a regional championship at 15. The shark kept competing for a couple of years always reaching one of the 3 first places, until he reached a point when he he had to choose between his rigorous competition regime or his studies. Shortly before turning 18, Ace turned his back on competitive surf and left home to study mechanics at college. The first year was completely lost to parties and typical exaggerations which come associated with the age. He cut off the party rhythm entirely to focus on the studies... didn't take much for the shark to relapse however. Only after a few months was he able to manage going to some parties while still studying just enough.Music Theme: AVICII - The Nights
Software used: Paint Tool SAI
Character and art © FrostyWolfter