This is Ringo, my first submission to the NYAF contest. I used a pencil, a pen and colored pencils, because I have no fancy Photoshop-type program. I only have Paint, where I took out the scan shadow using the pixel eraser.
I have one more idea, then calling it quits.
EDIT 06.17.08: Apparently, these need to mean something (in accordance to me finally fully reading the rules). Stupid me, eh? Ringo is supposed to be an anime version of an apple, hence the "Big Apple"-- New York City's nickname.