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Unique Character Design Tips
In my opinion, these are the most important factors in any character design: color, concept, shape, simplicity, cohesiveness, repeatability, personality and uniqueness.
Color: Any design with colors all over the place creates too many places for the eye to look. Keep your color design very simple and zen. Looking at the colors shouldn't be jarring or confusing. This isn't to say only use one color, not at all, but try to make sure the ones you use are harmonious. Avoid mixing and matching different saturations of the same color or picking colors that clash with one another.
My rule of thumb: Stick to no more than three base colors and some value variations.
Concept: Your design should have inspiration, even if the inspiration is just your intended character's personality or an interesting object that represents them. Your character could be a bookworm, and that would impact her posture, her clothing, her hairstyle...pretty much everything about her! You can design
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Exciting news!!! :party:

My work is featured on the cover of this month's issue of Apex Magazine! They publish amazing fantasy/sci-fi short fiction and poetry!

They also interviewed me!

Yayyyy! Enjoy! :dance:
  • Listening to: Welcome to Night Vale
  • Reading: Apex Magazine! :)


United States
I am an illustrator who loves children's books, animals (especially whales and other sea creatures!), terrible puns, traveling to new places, exploring museums and bookstores, and avocado.

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MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2017
It should happen that you find this day the start of one of the most marvelous years in your memory, joyous and profitable.  Growth of the best kind, in wisdom, skill, knowledge and joyous memory should and must take place.  Your smiles should become more frequent and easier, your sighs cushioned with rueful humor, those who know you should note your growing happiness and rejoice thereby.  Take the fond good wishes of those privileged to know you, even if just a little, and use them to build a fortress of smiles around your best ideals and happiest dreams.  May you always remember the days to come with joy and celebration, and may this be a very happy example of a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016
I hope the whirlwind of existence leaves you laughing and astounded by the beauty and kindness around you, the adventures you've had, the good people you've met, and the loveliness you've encountered.  May inspiration guide you along paths softly lit by insight and creative excitement, with all your senses caressed and tantalized by fascinating hints and promises.  We rejoice at your presence in this and any other environment, we appreciate your priceless gifts of talent and time.  May you receive thanks, admiration, and precisely as much of fame as you desire.  May more beauty and wonder find you, and better, be created in the upcoming year!  HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015
May the love and laughter of friends, family, and others dear warm you through the coldest winter and refresh you through the hottest summer.  May wisdom come easily and bring joy with it, and may knowledge be a gift given and passed joyfully on. May you have of fame and food precisely as much as you wish, and of the kind that pleases and strengthens.  May you find wonderful, enthralling works of language, sight and sound around you always.  May laughter be your shared gift, a smile your constant ornament, and may you grow in wisdom, skill, recognition and prosperity in this year that starts with this... HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014
I hope beauty chases you while you chase it, and that wonder and majesty leave your quest for glory every successful.  I hope you find many fun things to do, many wonderful sights to see, and many extraordinary people with whom to interact in positive ways.  May the unexpected always turn out to be good.  I hope this year is one of successful efforts to improve, new friendships made, old friendships renewed, and may you and those you love have a wonderful ride together around the sun in the year beginning with this HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

And I hope it was a good year. :)
nebester Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014
Awww! Thank you so much! Your comment brightened my day! :hug:
MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014
You brighten the world by being in it--and creating art that adds to its store of vital beauty.
MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014
And now you are watching me... I hope you enjoy the show!
nebester Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
Of course I'll enjoy the show! :D Yay!
MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
May beauty and laughter chase after you, overtake you, precede you, and run around you, so that you never lack for either.  May your smiles be frequent and never insincere, may the sun warm and not burn you, may the air smell sweet and light gleam upon the waters on every day of a glorious year that begins with this... HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
nebester Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
Awww! Thank you so much for your lovely birthday message! :hug:
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