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Ester-The April Bunny by Ryanide Ester-The April Bunny by Ryanide
Yes, yes, yes, I know, I know...Easter was last week...well I tried to get this completed by then, but then things happened and stuff, so it's late.

Anyway, I've decided that in order to make Loaded Eclipse a little more interesting, there will be special characters who only appear during certain holidays (like in Animal Crossing). Because in Loaded Eclipse, there is no "Easter" as we know it, they celebrate "Day of Life" instead. This still gives me the excuse to use pretty coloured eggs, because the eggs symbolise new life and that.

So as soon as April begins, the region's "April Bunny" begins touring from town to town. The day that he arrives in your town becomes the Day of Life, and he uses his magical paintbrush to decorate houses and things. He also hides eggs and if you find them, you can take them back to him and get chocolate and other goodies.

Ester is an very beautiful rabbit buck with abnormally long ears. He is Happy Valley's April bunny, but he lacks experience as far as April bunnies go. He often has a hard time keeping up with his schedule. Smiley is the last town that Ester visits before April is over, so he usually rests there for a few days before moving on to wherever April bunnies go when it's not April.

He gets along very well with Oatis, Fydel, Mia and Justin, but Tarquin dislikes his graceful manner and Jade is irrationally mean to him. (For obvious reasons, he avoids Ala and Pepper like a PLAGUE.)

*DESIGN NOTES

Yes...about the costume...well you see I was trying to go for a sort of Angel/Hermes look, something mythical and young looking, and at Easter, you get all ribbons everywhere, so I tried to work a lot of ribbons into the costume. I origionally drew him naked and undetailed, but then I realised it was Loaded Eclipse style and that had to change. Now he looks less like an Easter bunny and more like an exotic dancer -_-' But I can't think of any other way it would work, so I kind of gave up. Either way, this kind of works out, because can think of some funny skits that revolve around the costume. *Jade referes to Ester as "April Skaink!" enough said.*

Easter egg patterns in his fur! YAY! My extended family celebrates Easter with egg painting and a big egg hunt for the kids (there were over 40 guests this easter, and it rained! MUD EVERYWHERE!) on the acherage. It used to be a farm, but now it's just a property. My weekend retreat :D Anyway, there's a playground and a pine forest that make great hiding places for eggs. (My relatives wanted to make money off the pine trees, but it turned out that it was the wrong kind of pine...now all we have is a lot of pine trees and loud cockatoos that eat the pine cones.)

Whoa, I'm ranting. but what I meant to say was, we paint eggs, and it's great fun. That kind of gave me the inspiration for this character.

Also, I think this is one of my neater lineworks. Usually my lines are so messy when I do this style. I was extra careful this time. I still can't help but feel that there's something majorly wrong with the anatomy...so if you see anything that looks weird, tell me so that I can fix it.

My Life As A Loaded Eclipse and all related characters (C) Ryanide 2005-6, do not distribute or steal, thanks.
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Trubbol Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
Very colorful! But not like a bad colorful considering it is various cloth and what seems to be make-up, more understandable than what you see in other colorful anthro pics.
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CaseyDecker Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
That looks very nice. :D
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skylinephoto Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008
Great art work, I cant draw nothing , I love all the color and his ears . I like him alot , cute bunny=)
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Wishtobeartist Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2007
this is nice and beautiful but...weirdly he looks so gay (no offense) and it looks like he's ready for some guy to just take him
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Ryanide Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2007
He does have a female partner though. She is the St. Patrick's day spirit, whom I haven't drawn yet.
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Wishtobeartist Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2007
but you agree, he looks like he's waiting on some guy to "take" him?
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Ryanide Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2007
Noooooooo, I don't see where you got that from...

Notice the way he stands tall and proud. If anything, I tried to make him look confident and serene, like a master of his own path. Ester is an indepandant entity and the guardian of the April spirit. He's not waiting for anything or anyone.

I'm not 100% happy with this picture, the anatomy is all wrong. I believe I want to draw him again.
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Wishtobeartist Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2007
but you wont admit that he looks a little gay?

not even a little??
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Ryanide Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2007
Yeah, I did admit that in the description. It was kind of hard to avoid. >~<
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Wishtobeartist Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2007
oh well, gay is what gay does

(I bet my cousin would love to be with Ester)
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