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Turning Tables for The Better by CaptnPenguin Turning Tables for The Better by CaptnPenguin
character originally made in January

found out about this contest just in time to make an entry. Shoelace was a character I wanted to do something more with, so here we are

How Shoelace turned the tables here

in Shoelace's original bio, he's a runaway who felt neglected at home with a inattentive mother and a father in jail, so he ends up living off the streets and developing an odd obsession with shoelaces (hence his self proclaimed name). he spent his days stealing shoelaces and tossing stuff at people, just a hoodlum without any goals or direction in life. He doesn't care about others or himself even, he just does what he wants and lives by dumpster diving.

this shows shoelace taking a turn for the better, he has an empiphany that his life is going nowhere by just goofing around out on the streets, and decides to give life in society another serious try. he casts off his peculiar hobby and life on the streets, aiming to return home to his mother and give school a try, this time with his proper name Cedric. He has to make up for lost time and is sure to struggle trying to catch up to the other kids in school, but the point is that he's back to trying again to be a productive member of society, he's turning his life into something with a possibility of a bright future again. He

Not all turns have to be from being a murderer to a priest, some turns just end up being ones toward responsibility. from being a hoodlum to trying to be a successful member or society.


didn't have a ton of time for my entry, but I feel it turned out with what I envisioned for the scene anyway, with the composition I aimed for and the details of the change shown in subtle things in the art such as the leaving his shoelaces behind, the math textbook, his backpack, etc.
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PRUSSlA Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Professional Artist
Lucceira Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like his background story and loled with his obsession with shoelaces?

Congratulations for the honorable mention!!
CaptnPenguin Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
heh, yeah, I didn't end up doing much with this character, and remembered it when this contest came around so thought it'd be a good character for this.

and ah, didn't look at the results yet, cool I got an honorable mention
Lucceira Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congratulations again and sorry for spoiling it for you =(
CaptnPenguin Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
no problem, and psh, no worries, it came  as a pleasant surprise, not a spoil XD
Sixala Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is a nice turned tables :3
CaptnPenguin Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
ah thanks XD
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Submitted on
August 31, 2013
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