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Cheer!  Animal Companions by Tselsebar Cheer! Animal Companions :icontselsebar:Tselsebar 10 14 Cheer!  In Media Res by Tselsebar Cheer! In Media Res :icontselsebar:Tselsebar 35 37 Evelyn Wolfe: Repair by Tselsebar Evelyn Wolfe: Repair :icontselsebar:Tselsebar 21 7 Lita the Barbarian by Tselsebar Lita the Barbarian :icontselsebar:Tselsebar 13 7 A Practice in Patience - Kelly by Tselsebar A Practice in Patience - Kelly :icontselsebar:Tselsebar 15 14 Too Many Alexes by Tselsebar Too Many Alexes :icontselsebar:Tselsebar 15 13 Cheer 2016 by Tselsebar Cheer 2016 :icontselsebar:Tselsebar 27 20 Dryad Warrior by Tselsebar Dryad Warrior :icontselsebar:Tselsebar 30 19 Cheer! - Halloween 2015 (Shantae) by Tselsebar Cheer! - Halloween 2015 (Shantae) :icontselsebar:Tselsebar 40 15 Cheer! - The Cave of Wonders by Tselsebar Cheer! - The Cave of Wonders :icontselsebar:Tselsebar 28 3 Cheer! - Wizards of Westlock Sketch by Tselsebar Cheer! - Wizards of Westlock Sketch :icontselsebar:Tselsebar 36 25 Dark Souls: Wistful by Tselsebar Dark Souls: Wistful :icontselsebar:Tselsebar 12 3 Raven and Victoria:  Boop by Tselsebar Raven and Victoria: Boop :icontselsebar:Tselsebar 12 0 Mermaid by Tselsebar Mermaid :icontselsebar:Tselsebar 28 4 Ponytail by Tselsebar Ponytail :icontselsebar:Tselsebar 18 8 Villainess Again by Tselsebar Villainess Again :icontselsebar:Tselsebar 14 4


Demonette by elsevilla Demonette :iconelsevilla:elsevilla 791 20 Nhecro enhancers by elsevilla Nhecro enhancers :iconelsevilla:elsevilla 999 24 ArthurArmors by tran4of3 ArthurArmors :icontran4of3:tran4of3 1,042 118 Will of fire by elsevilla Will of fire :iconelsevilla:elsevilla 745 38 ColetteSarcophagus by tran4of3 ColetteSarcophagus :icontran4of3:tran4of3 791 26 Dryad Soraka by Grooooovy Dryad Soraka :icongrooooovy:Grooooovy 13,544 383 Mabel as D.Va by Mikeinel Mabel as D.Va :iconmikeinel:Mikeinel 7,752 298 Erza Heaven's wheel armor by sakimichan Erza Heaven's wheel armor :iconsakimichan:sakimichan 19,497 418 Jubilee by dandonfuga Jubilee :icondandonfuga:dandonfuga 4,994 104 JINX - League of Legends Fanart by KNKL JINX - League of Legends Fanart :iconknkl:KNKL 3,628 45 Shantae by bleedman Shantae :iconbleedman:bleedman 4,091 137 The Witcher 3| Triss Merigold cosplay by Dzikan The Witcher 3| Triss Merigold cosplay :icondzikan:Dzikan 8,426 351 The Witcher | Triss Merigold cosplay by Dzikan The Witcher | Triss Merigold cosplay :icondzikan:Dzikan 1,045 12 Ready for Questing by Parororo Ready for Questing :iconparororo:Parororo 1,962 62 Scooby Doo and the Crew by nakanoart Scooby Doo and the Crew :iconnakanoart:nakanoart 18,064 574 Tifa_Tribute by Wen-JR Tifa_Tribute :iconwen-jr:Wen-JR 11,268 419


Cheer! Animal Companions
Here it is, the final proof that the Cheer! girls are all Disney princesses!  The animal companions of Cheer!

Well, Bree isn't really an animal... or vegetable or mineral.  I'm not sure she has a classification.  And the dragon is actually kinda dead and spookified now, so that might disqualify him.  But the zero wing squirrel (word balloon omitted for image balance) and werekitty (never actually depicted in Cheer!) are both honest to goodness animals, so I think that counts.

Just a quick sketch for fun.  I looked up reference images for "kitten attacking hand" before I looked up reference images of how big the werekitty actually was, so scale is significantly off there.  Still, the squirrel is great.  I love that squirrel...
Cheer! In Media Res
I've long maintained a policy of not giving away spoilers for my bygone comic Cheer! in the vain hope that some day I'd pick up where I left off and continue.  I think the possibility of that happening any more is dwindling at a similar pace to the number of people who might still care!  So, having that desire to draw again, I figured I might as well share this image, riddled with errors as it may be.  I really wish I could redraw Alex... and most of Jo.  Maybe I should try another version now that I've shaken off some of the cobwebs.

Most superhero stories (of which Cheer! basically was in intent) would start somewhere in the middle, with the heroes established to some extent as heroes and already involved in much daring do.  After all, who would want to read five issues of Peter Parker just being some high school guy before any radioactive spiders entered the scene!  When I started Cheer!, I made the purposeful decision to start at the beginning, before super powers and before super adventures.  This was partly because Cheer! was a spin-off and, thereby, came with an interested audience without having to lure people in with action.  But mostly it was because I had no idea where I was going with anything when I started.

This picture might have been somewhere near the beginning of Cheer! had I started in media res... the main cast having already gotten their powers and... I don't know... investigating a dark warehouse or something.

Alex, being the main character of Cheer!, also has the strangest and most eclectic mixture of powers.  Even after losing the robe of intelligence, she maintains the knowledge of being a Channeller, and much more potent without the game world's restrictions.  As such she has the power to summon and, to a limited extent, shape fire and void.  The fire has many obvious uses typically surrounding burning things, while void is a perfect buffer to make shields out of, and is also how she doesn't burn herself.  Excessive use of void leads to leeching of one's own body heat and energy, so it does have its limits.  Bree also stays around, living primarily in Alex's shadow but coming out whenever her defensive qualities are needed.  And finally Alex maintains the "ability" to randomly transform into various mythical and fantasy creature hybrids whenever she's seriously stressed or emotional.  These transformations are almost never useful.

Jo is the only character who had her superpowers since the beginning.  She has a mixture of perfect attention and memory for everything happening around her.  She doesn't have supernatural senses, but anything that can be observed by astute human senses will be noticed and remembered by Jo.  When she ignores most of it, she functions quite well, but she becomes easily overwhelmed by the details if she tries to focus.  Eventually, with the help of her cousin Kal, she realizes what she can do really is a superpower of sorts and she learns to control it, noticing, understanding and being able to point out critical details at key times.  She's also completely immune to mind-altering effects such as illusions, mind control and, to her eventual potential chagrin, alcohol and other drugs.  Her wand is and always was a red herring, having no use in the story except as a portable club.  I did intend to show it actually doing something in an epilogue though... (and I just realized I forgot her choker and bracers in this picture... another error!)

Lita lost her sword and other accessories from the game world in the fight with Aulon, but she managed to keep the "plate armor."  From then on, she started wearing it as underwear whenever she could as she discovered the enchantments of the armor still functioned.  These enchantments give her superhuman strength, exceptional resilience (she's not bullet-proof, but she can take a beating) and exceptionally quick healing (HP regeneration).  And that's really it.  Everyone else's powers have some drawbacks that lead to potential drama, but Lita's are pretty straightforward and drama free.  That way I could use her as a rock for the others when things get too stressful.

And then there's Sam whose powers weren't even hinted at yet (they were coming in the next chapter).  Sam, through a combination of personal valor, coincidence and Organizational mistakes, ended up inheriting the essence of the last war dragon.  While this bestowed Sam with the powers of that dragon (mostly various shapes and powers of wind, but basically she has the potency of a very large hurricane) it also gave her some of the dragon's thoughts and emotions which prove an incredible mental burden for Sam's control-seeking nature.  Eventually she does come to grips with these thoughts, at least enough to have decent control of her wind powers (slicing air, pushing air, flight, etc) but it's always a fight between her controlled, peace-loving nature and the joyously destructive and chaotic spirit of the dragon.

And there you have it!  For anyone who ploughed through that wall of text, "spoilers" for Cheer! and where I was intending to take the characters.  They were never going to be an active crime-fighting team... no one apart from Jo has any interest in being superheroes.  But events were going to keep happening around them and sweeping them up into a battle for the survival of Earth itself... and more importantly, a battle for School Spirit!  Goooo Kangaroos!
Evelyn Wolfe: Repair
As a hasty scrawl of an art piece, I had originally thought I wouldn't post this one.  But considering how hasty and scrawly my last posted art was, I figured... why not?

Introducing Evelyn Wolfe, a theoretical character for Shadowrun 4e!

Some time ago I was allowed to create a scylla race character named Rydia using custom surge rules.  While I spent a lot of time working on the world surrounding Rydia... her family, her area, her history... she turned out to be rather uninspiring to play as she lacked any concrete goals or personality quirks to make her interesting and motivated.  However, she had some very interesting "contacts", a mechanic in the game where you specify NPCs that the player character can use as resources.  One of her contacts was Evelyn.

Evelyn is a corporate-raised genius cybernetics engineer with a basketful of neuroses, not the least of which turned into a creepy obsession with Rydia specifically and the concept of real actual half-human, half-somethings in general.  Eventually her obsession turned to her desire to become just like Rydia and, when you're a cyberneticist, every problem looks like a limb replacement.  She crafted her own full body cybernetics (mostly without approval) and set up the Auto-Doc to perform the procedure on her.  However, when she woke up from the surgery, she found herself outside the enclave (for the first time ever) and "Erased".  Unable to return to the corporation, she's trying to survive in a life she's entirely ill-suited to.  Thankfully, she's actually kind of useful to have around...

Group Role:  Medic, Cybernetics Maintenance, Programmer, Corporate Expert, Investigation, Anything you can get a Skillsoft for
Weaknesses:  Social situations, infiltration, inability to maintain networked data (such as any SINs)
Goals:  Meeting Rydia in person, improving her cybernetics' performance, finding out why and how she was erased

As a side note, it must be very frustrating to have to fix your own cyberarm...

...And a Gallery is Born!

Wed Sep 5, 2007, 2:42 PM
Well, I figured it was about time I expanded my artistic horizons and possible exposure, and thus I have finally added some deviations to this account.

For you who may not know, I am the artist and author of the webcomic Cheer!.  Thus, anyone interested in seeing more of my artwork are encouraged to check it out!  There is also a Gallery there, hosting not only guest and fan art, but also a number of pieces of my own, many of which are not here (yet...)

So what is my purpose here?  Well, as it stands, I generally put only a certain type of artwork in the Gallery at Cheer!... work that is complete and coloured, and that is fitting to the themes and feelings of Cheer!.  So here I can cut loose... add art that is either too mature, too unusual, or too rough or incomplete to add there.  Here I can try some different things and hopefully get some good feedback on them.  That's my intent anyway.

I've uploaded a small selection of starter images here so far... just something to get me started, including images from when I first started taking my digital art seriously right up to one finished a couple days ago.  Obviously there's much that hasn't been added, and I may expand the gallery in the weeks and months to come with older art, but primarily I'll be adding new stuff as it's made.

So sit back, grab some popcorn, and enjoy!

--- Tselsebar (Cheer!)




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RBL-M1A2Tanker Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
A few days from today, the history books show an entry.  An entry of mystery, and portent, as the great powers came down upon the Earth, and, in accordance with the wishes of the mighty King Kong, granted the world a boon.  That boon was you.  And lo, let it be said to all that you are to be wished a Happy Birthday upon that day, with the most excellent and amazing of cakes to partake in! :D (Big Grin) Have your cake and eat it too
Tselsebar Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2018
I'm pretty sure this is the first time I've ever personally been described as a boon.  Soooo... thanks! ^_^
RBL-M1A2Tanker Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
jonberry Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2017  Professional Writer
Happy Birthday!
Tselsebar Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2017
Thanks!  It was pretty happy.  ^_^
kaioutei Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday old friend, i miss talking with ya.
Tselsebar Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2017
Thanks!  And I have been rather inaccessible haven't I?  I'd work on that, but I'm not entirely sure how any more...
kaioutei Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I try sending you messages on ps4 lol. I think you have me on ignore.
Tselsebar Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2017
I've replied to your messages on ps4... not always cause it's a terrible platform for messaging, but I've definitely replied a number of times!
RBL-M1A2Tanker Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
History records that, just days from now, a tremendous upheaval took place as the ground cracked and broke apart, tornadoes spun counter to their nature, and even Godzilla bowed as you appeared upon the Earth to grace us with your art. And so it is wished upon you to have a Happy Birthday on that day....and a most excellent cake. :D (Big Grin)  Have your cake and eat it too
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