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Kanu Reference Sheet 2014 by KanuTGL Kanu Reference Sheet 2014 by KanuTGL
Finally Kanu has an updated reference sheet! A nice way to start this art year, which hopefully will include my own characters a lot more :3 And I've grown a little tired of showing people the embarrassing old sheet from 2009, haha.

This one is a little more detailed than the other references I've done, largely because Kanu has a lot of very specific characteristics and I felt a need to explain them. They can be a little difficult to spot, so I've included the most common "mistakes" here, plus a couple more things I've been wanting to explain about her design but that I've forgotten to include before.

Woo! Now to do sheets for the rest of my characters... xD

The pose was referenced from a photo, but I've lost the source... o.-
Edit: Found it! :dummy: thumbs.dreamstime.com/z/sub-ad…
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SnowBumbee Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Yay, this ref sheet is wonderful ! I love her design, and what wonderful colors she has ! ^^
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KanuTGL Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much! That makes me so happy to hear, hehe ^^
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AFrozenHeart Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Professional General Artist
Oh oh, Kanu has new refsheet:la: i really like new color scheme, looks more natural:D
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KanuTGL Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Yes, it's been at least four years since she had an updated reference sheet, so I thought it was about time I gave her a new one :XD:

Thank you very much, Froz! :D
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AFrozenHeart Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
Hahah well, if she changed some then its for the best XD

welcome! :D
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KanuTGL Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Her design has actually remained pretty consistent throughout her eleven-year existence, but I was growing so tired of having to show people the embarrassing old sheet, so I had to do something about it... :XD:
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AFrozenHeart Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
hahaha i know how you feel, but best any than none xD i still dont have good ref for my chars XD
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TheProtobabe Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Oh wow, this is so awesome :O *bookmarks*
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KanuTGL Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you, Zor! ^^
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Azerane Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh man her yellows are so much prettier than Razzles xD I was looking at Razzle the other day and couldn't decide whether I actually liked the new yellow I picked last year or not, lol. Fantastic ref sheet, great work on including the little details that people get wrong. It's frustrating when you give people a clear reference sheet and they get things wrong :P Though thinking about it, I'm not sure I've noticed the lighter colouring to the bottom half of her ears before!
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KanuTGL Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much, Azzy! ^^ Hehe, I actually decided to add a more toned down colour scheme for Kanu after I started drawing her together with Sheek and saw how much their colours clashed. I ended up really liking the new colours :XD:

And I can't think of any drawings of Kanu where you got any of her markings wrong, so no worries there, haha ;)
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Azerane Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I think my problem is is that I was already drawing on my laptop, and now that I've changed to the actual computer with what likely has better colour representation, I realise just how bad of a choice it was, lol.
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KanuTGL Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Hehe, you can always modify her colours ;) I used to be really set on that once you've published a design, that's it - no more edits. But that's really not how it works, unless you're taking part in an animation production and submitted the final character design or something :XD:
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SunRei Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
I love how detailed this reference sheet is! I really like the use of the color codes, and shading suggestions! One time I shaded a character and they turned green, and I was like :O what do I do now? XD

I also really admire the people who take the time to draw a unique reference for each character, rather than using a template and just adding the colors and hair (I do that all the time lol) The only additional thing I could suggest is maybe showing how the stripe ends? I mean, you say just between shoulder blades, but does it come to a point or curve/line? PS Her newer colors are so pretty!
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KanuTGL Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much, Sunni! ^^

Hehe, I concluded that the only way to keep myself interested in making character sheets would be to make a unique drawing for each one; they all have too many different traits and body types and I'd grow so bored of editing and recolouring a single lineart... I haate editing lineart :XD:

And that's a good suggestion, I'm gonna add it! :D
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thetelltaleheart Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! Kanu is such a lovely character :] I need to update Telly's sheet badly as well XD
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KanuTGL Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much, Telly! ^^
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