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Character Sketches: Merrylegs by RedCoaster Character Sketches: Merrylegs by RedCoaster
Some main oc's of my story: WHAT HAPPENS TO AMUSEMENT PARK RIDES ONCE THEY ARE PUT INTO STORAGE OR DESTROYED? They are magically transported to a place only known as “Amusement Park Between”, a park that co-exist within any other and is only accessible by those who are of its blood. There are no limits and no humans. The only residents are the rides. However, they are much different from our own. Amusement Park Between’s rides are ALIVE, having both the characteristics of man and beast. Amusement Park Between was once merry and joyous, but for the past several years it has spiraled into turmoil. An evil tyrant known as Ironwheel has taken control, casting a dark shadow over Amusement Park Between, and whose evil intentions endanger both their world and our own. The rides only hope is the key to their prophecy; the red will defeat the black. That particular key is the only ride that was created differently. The red roller coaster, Railrunner. AND THIS IS HIS STORY.

Yes, these rides are BIO MECHANICAL, meaning they are metal on the outside, flesh on the inside. (its available now through amazon. see my page for other locations)

Merrylegs is a cheerful little yellow carousel horse and a true friend to everyone she knows. She came to Between in 1946 after her owners considered her no longer suitable due to her physical condition. Merrylegs's life began a bit rough. Carousel horses generally like to keep others in their herds "uniform" meaning that a unicorn carousel horse isn't welcome. So Merrylegs began her new life as a loner until she unexpectedly ran into the old roller coaster, Thunderbark who was a outcast himself. Merrylegs then began to live with him and soon they gained Static the dodgem as an ally. After many years as nomads, they settle in Zegria. Soon, they gain Angeltrack to their troupe and things only get unexpected from there...

Left Page:
Top: After Angeltrack unexpectedly becomes pregnant, Merrylegs is full of support for both the mom to be and the unborn red. When Railrunner is born, he loves to scamper around Merrylegs, purring and rubbing against her. A funny fact, Merrylegs bet that Railrunner was going to be a girl whiileStatic hoped for a boy. Merrylegs lost the bet and a few g's (Between's currency)!

Bottom left: Merrylegs and her annoying friend Static the dodgem.

Bottom right: A happy Merrylegs.

Right Page:

Top Left: One of Merrylegs's many expressions.

Top Right: An aggravated Merrylegs.

Bottom: Fast forwarding from the first sketch, Merrylegs snuggles with the now fully grown red roller coaster, Railrunner. Since the young coaster grew up with Merrylegs the two have always been close.

While doing these, I had to keep in mind that I didn't want to make Merrylegs too realistic compared to the other characters. It was fun developing a style for her. Plus carousel horse anatomy doesn't fully match an actual horse it was a bit different a well.

More sketches: [link]

Twisted,Vertigo, its characters and concepts are copyright to Miranda Leek, (me) DO NOT USE, COPY, or STEAL
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bernadonner Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2017  Student Writer
Ah, it's Merrylegs! I love her! Your ideas are so cool (in coming up with ocs for your book I found it was quite fun to anthropomorphize amusement park things. I'd draw them but I'm crap at art, haha)!

Do you have any more news on Vertigo? I'd love to see all your characters again :D
Bhomdrae Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015
A living carousel horse? I like the novelty behind that idea.
vasodelirium Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
i love the concept!
Hunden73 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
Interesting ideas, superb drawings!
SwiftWindSpirit Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Professional Writer
I've always loved Merrylegs. I think she is the cutest of the characters :)
MonstaGuru Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She's so sweet : )
Was gonna say her muzzle looked a bit off but I read the artist comments ^^

Auntie Merrylegs! lol :D *completely didn't realize it was a she*
MissChocoMuncher Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The story is just sooooooooo cool!!!
Christy1981 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
This is good, and that's a creative way to draw an anthro roller coaster. :D
RedCoaster Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Professional
Thanks :D And there are plenty more around my gallery :)
flying-soap Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Merrylegs disturbs me, but in a cute way. Though ONLY because she's got a pole sticking straight through her! But it brings a sense of novelty to her character, and I really like that. I just have this odd phobia of things sticking through living organisms; guess I'll just have to get over it, because I like Merrylegs too much :)
TheArtisticPony Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love the detail. It's very cute. :)
ArgentDandelion Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
(while Static)
What condition placed her in Between? Being a carousel horse, it's not like she could have gained arthritis. (prior to being partly organic, anyway)
A-Delicate-Robot-Pal Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
Haha that's so awesome! 8D XD
TRADT-PRODUCTION Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ah ah, carousel horse =) good idea.
I see all the parc is become alive
CaptainPrower Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
Horse on a stick!
Daed-3-rewarD Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
nice ;)
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