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Notes on Character DesignI received the question pictured below at my tumblr blog. In case it's useful to anyone here, I decided to go ahead and use this otherwise dormant journal to share the article I put together in response.
Character design and drawing are tome-sized topics and even if I had all the answers (I don't - I have a lot to learn), I'm not sure I could communicate them effectively. Here are some thoughts an ideas that might help, though.
First, some general things...
Let some of that anxiety go. This isn't a hard science. There's no wrong way, no rigid process you must adhere to, no shoulds or shouldn'ts except those you designate for yourself. This is one of the fun parts of being an artist, really - have a heady good time with it.
- Be patient.
A design is something gradually arrived at. It takes time and iteration and revision. You'll throw a lot of stuff away, and you'll i
TABLET GIVEAWAYWacom Bamboo pen and touch fun GIVEAWAY
Now, straight after my point give away I'm now hosting a tablet give away to celebrate the holidays owo
This is the tablet, it is however unboxed but in good condition, worth between 60-70 USD and I'm giving it away for..
The tablet, click me!
It's a Wacom Bamboo pen and touch fun - small model, includes a working stylus.
-Add this journal to your favourites
-Feature this journal
Donation thing got removed so everyone who donated got their points back owo
I MIGHT add a second tablet on the give away if it gets more than 1000 favourites
Deadline: 1March 2014
Pixel raffle (Closed):icondizzyplz:I almost forgot to hold my monthly pixel raffle this month
im glad i didn't :3
HOW TO JOIN - just fave this journal
there will be 2 winners and winners get a pixel avatar of there choice
raffle will end in 24 hours
[Open!] FREE Art and Points Raffle! Dec. 2013Hi, I'm =Sarilain, and welcome to my free raffle!
It's for watchers only, and will remain open all month long!
If you won the previous month, you cannot enter again until a month has passed. This keeps the giveaway fair for everyone!
Last month: http://sarilain.deviantart.com/journal/CLOSED-FREE-Art-and-Points-Raffle-Nov-2013-411878449
I've become busier than anticipated, so I might be discontinuing this as a monthly feature, and instead do small random raffles when I have the time. Thank you to everyone who has helped me advertise, I went from 500 to 5,000+ watchers in less than 2 months! I pray God will continue blessing me so I can reach my goal of a full-time artist.
The BIG December Giveaway!Welcome friends to the biggest giveaway I've ever had! This is a growing giveaway meaning additional prizes could be added! You don't want to miss this one. Lots of people will walk away happy!
This December there is a variety of prizes. There is the giveaway prize which is what you've come to expect, but there is also a Tell-a-Friend prize and a Food Bank Recognition Prize! If you're a little confused at this point let me explain. The giveaway winners are chosen at random. The Tell-a-Friend prizes are for referring friends to this giveaway through your journal. And the Food Bank Recognition Prize is randomly chosen from a list of people who have donated to the food bank in November and December.
Onto the prizes!
Grand Prize (2 Winners)
One Year Premium Membership or equivalent points!
Runners-Up (4 Winners)
Tell-a-Friend Prizes (10 Winners)
Food Bank Recognition Prize (1 Winner)
Challenge: (updated list + additional details )Hey you!
You should draw you and your beloved fursona.
Your real self.
Get to it! We will feature YOU in this journal; post your pictures in the comments.
I will update this journal quite often so you may have a space!
Some Additional Details!
-If you have a fursona ( animal self ) draw them and yourself!
-If you do not have a fursona, please, go right ahead and draw your favorite Original Character or your persona. This may be more directed at a fur/animal artist people, but honestly, anyone can join!
-This journal wont be going anywhere. If you need lots and lots of time, by all means do so!
- Please don't feel like your artistic skill is not worthy , this is a welcoming journal to all styles, tastes, and skills!
-This is just for f
Abuse of realism can be badNote: i just used the word realism, because im not smart to think a better word in english, by realisim i mean over dose of photo references, no personal color palette, no nothing just a guy that his work looks like photos taken from different people, no humansoul behind it. Im not attacking a genre of art here, because realism can be personal too, it can have the artist touch, but that takes decades to perfect.Even realism can be personal, i love a lot of artist that works realism, but they master it, i can recognize their work, they take their own photos, they dont seek short cuts. Im talking of reference abuse, people that just wants to skip steps, the artist that cant imagine things anymore, and uses photos from someone else and copies it.. Im talking about realism starting to affect just too much your comic and cartoony look, to the extreme, that you wont recognize who DRAW that?
This is personal, after all is a journal, i dont have an art degree, or rules to folow, its just
December Monthly Giveaway! 100 Points! (OPEN)Happy Holidays guys!
There will be 3 winners for this giveaway ^^
2 winners will get 25 And 1 winner will get 50
They will be chosen using random.org
How do I enter?
Fave this journal (it will be your number)
Only watch me if you LIKE me art! If you don't like it then you don't have to watch
*Optional* What do you want for Christmas? I'M CURIOUS o3o Or what would you like to see more from me? more free stuff? LOL :iconurhappyjrplz:
That's all you have to do! Have fun!
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dress up commissions OPENif you want one like this one http://fav.me/d5jzcuu(but i promise a smaller seize) it will cost 150 yeah i changed the prize i bit, so it won't be too expensive
because it takes really long time to make a dress up, i have to draw everuthing fix it later on photoshop then import all drawings to flash, set everything up, code and program it. test it and fix it if there are some promblems
please note me if you want one and fill this out
what character do you want? please send me a reference of the character(i only do sonic characters right now)
backround music? please link me to it, example youtube
two backround colors
please send atleast a reference like of the character outfit. only two cosplay outfit!
any specific clothes? send me a picture of it if you can or describe it
blushing when touching the undewear? or just get pissed of
accessories? send a picture or describe
four slots open
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