@squorkal I did my best with the boys in your style. I think I made some slight differences to Louie and Huey’s hair.
I just couldn’t resist giving my son bangs.
And Louie, I feel, would need to be bribed in order to cut his hair because otherwise he just wouldn’t bother.
Teen Ducks is such a fun idea to work with. And if it’s alright with everyone present I’d like to impart some head canons of mine in regards to the Duck teen years.
Duck anatomy is weird and wonderful. I wanted, here, to put some of the effects of duck puberty on display.
ie: sort of mish-mash the canon “kid” model with the canon adult.
- So their feet and hands are bigger. This is normal for human teens, and honestly I think it’s flipping adorable.
- Their necks are longer, like an older ducks, but not quite there yet. Similarly, their tail feathers are starting to sprout properly and their bills are beginning to grow.
- Their legs and arms are long and gangling.
@robinine-blog I don’t know if you recall, but I mentioned a while back that I headcanoned that Huey would actually grow up with a strong body type/build.
This is because his character is a perfectionist. In his teen years, Huey works hard to eat healthy and stay fit, as a proper scout would.
And after all, how is one supposed to adventure and solve mysteries to the best of their ability if they aren’t in peak physical condition?
So Huey begins to strive toward that ideal. He packs his own, his brothers and even Webby’s lunches everyday, and gets mad when they don’t eat their lovingly prepared meals in favor of school cafeteria junk.
He’s one of those early morning joggers. And one day he asks Mrs Beakley politely if he may be permitted to train under her alongside Webby. It’s one of the worst decisions of his life, but he powers through and it starts getting easier.
He’s also something of a semi-model student. I say “semi” because he still gets into a fair bit of trouble, as to be expected from a member of the Duck/McDuck family.
He runs for class president every year but never wins. It’s usually because his brothers and Webby are insistent on helping his campaign.
His best subjects are History, Home Economics and Woodshop.
Don’t talk to him about his “worst” subjects. If he gets a grade below an A he dubs it sub-par. If he gets a grade below B you might think someone had died.
Teachers know not to refuse him a chance at extra credit. ^
Most kids give him a wide berth ever since one substitute did not take into account the aforementioned. ^
But some bullies still bother him. His response is typically the cold shoulder, if they’re just trying to annoy him.
Often has to bail Dewey and Louie out of fights.
Once a teacher called Dewey a “hopeless case” right to his face and needed to be taken to the ER with a staple embedded in their nose. Donald bought him a new model airplane when Huey came home on suspension and told him what happened.
Someone get this kid a sandwich.
^ I say because Dewey has all the energy, none of the appetite and all of the metabolic rate. For being sporty, boundless and always ready to start trouble Dewey is actually pretty scrawny in his teen years. Eventually he’ll grow into a similar body type to Scrooge and Donald.
Underdog Jock. Whether its a football match, dodgeball or even wrestling Dewey is this. Nobody roots for him, but everyone secretly knows he’ll end up winning anyway. Is it pure determination or hidden skill? Probably the former. But whatever drove this kid when he was ten drives him into highschool and beyond. Dewey comes out on top.
He calls himself a serial romantic. He tries.
He’s not in any clubs. He spends his time during recess out on the field, usually playing soccer or challenging people to races. Spends a lot of time with Webby, who accepts every challenge he throws at her.
King of cross country. This kid can run.
His best subjects are PhysEd, Electronics and, surprisingly to most, Home Economics alongside Huey. They make a pretty good team in the kitchen, combining Dewey’s creativity with Huey’s caution with the stove. Dewey has a good nose for spices.
His worst subjects are Languages, English and History. He has no problems with this.
Gets injured often. Very often. He could walk you all the way to the nurses office if you blindfolded him and spun him around on the spot until he fell over from dizziness.
Picks fights with people who give either of his brothers or Webby so much as a stink eye.
He’s the guy you go to to get things.
Louie wears his waistcoat instead of his hoodie because the teachers grew suspicious of him hiding things in his sleeves. Occasionally the grouchy PE teacher, who has it out for him, will ask him to turn out his pockets in the hall. Louie turns out his outside pockets.
He has pockets stitched onto the inside of his waistcoat.
He sells the things he hides in his pockets. Candy. Concert Tickets you thought had been sold out. Cheat papers. Information.
Gets everything from threats of a beating to sappy love letters slipped into his locker. He doesn’t pay attention to any of the threatening ones, unless he finds them funny. He usually gives the letters back to his admirers with a lollipop and a soft “no thanks”.
Knows the first names of the lunch ladies and the names of all their pets, children and grandchildren. Gets free food all the time.
Lowkey had a crush on his Spanish teacher.
Spanish is a subject he’s very good at. As well as Language Arts, English and Mathematics.
Has been banned from Home Economics.
Has been banned from all vending machines.
Knows how to get two for the price of one from all vending machines.
He’s getting a little chubby. But running around the world with Scrooge keeps him in shape. PE isn’t his worst subject.
Has a lot of trouble with a lot of kids. People out to get him into trouble. Or out to give him a black eye. Either way, he can handle himself in a brawl if the other guy is the same size or thereabout. But if the guy’s bigger… He’s just lucky the big guys aren’t smart enough to know not to mess with him when his brothers are nearby.
Phew! That was a long one. Sorry, folks. But! That’s all I’ve got so you can be thankful it’s over now.