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
Streaming soon (7:30 PM CEST)!
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~~~~Since I need:
to exercise my skillsto prove to myself that it’s a viable way of earning disposable income
...I’d like to stream for maybe 2 hours later today, taking quick $3 - $10 sketch commissions.
Since I haven’t tried anything like that before, best reference for potential clients is my (v. old) gallery of gift and request artwork.
If you like any of the drawings there and have a couple of bucks to spare on Paypal, let me know in the comments!
I’ll post the streaming time later, at least an hour ahead!
Since the Female Armor Bingo premiered on March the 1st 2014, it actually got to be tested on dozens upon dozens of “armors”, which taught me where improvements might be needed. Hence today, on its first anniversary, I present the REVISED Female Armor Bingo!
Some squares have been reworded to better describe more female warrior outfits, while “Cameltoe”, which thankfully turned out to be less popular than expected, got replaced with “How does it attach?!” square. Some lettering also got resized a bit for reading convenience.
No square placement is different (as in, I didn’t rig the game so more bingo
EDIT 3: Join.me crashed and deleted itself two times in a row. Done with "streaming" for today. See you around next time I feel like subjecting myself to lag torture >_<
EDIT 2: My computer and/or join.me crashed. Stream will continue at https://join.me/598-261-612
edit: HERE IT IS https://join.me/592-444-920
Sorry for the delay. Had to reset the computer and had a phone call.
I'm bored, so gonna do an art request stream.
Adding a link to join.me here at 10 pm CET.
Fine, you win. The heretic has been silenced and shall haunt your Disqus blog no more. Contrary to all logic and reason, if you flatly ban and censor someone simply for having a point of view which differs from yours, you will eventually convert them to your religion and to your fundamentalist school of thought. Even my concessions (a la "I agree, chainmail bikinis make absolutely no sense in an actual skirmish...") failed to pacify your scorn or to earn your ear after proving myself at least somewhat capable of reason, so instead I must now yield and capitulate utterly. So I hereby say, "Boobplate is perfectly distilled evil! Pretty women are horrifying! Women should not be in battle, because any kind of body armor — even the fully concealing boiler plate kind — will inevitably sexualize them in some way or another! Fear the Female Armor Bingo Card, and long live the Church of Female Supremacy, and/or Battle Burqas, and/or Envious and Spiteful Pudgy Women in Slouchy Sweaters and Sweatpants, and/or...whatever standard it is that you're actuallyadvocating with that blog of yours, because your endgame and ultimate ideal still seem pretty nebulous to me, but oh, well. All hail Ozzie of Bikini Armor Battle Damage, Reverend Matron and Crusader of All Things Holy and Righteous!"
Honestly, what is good enough to meet your standards? Some guy in some other internet domain — one where you couldn't ban him over frivolous reasons (silver-shades-meepmorps.tumblr…) — made a pretty solid point about your blog post about Galilea. Could any possible depiction of a woman ever be nonsexualized or nonobjectified enough for you?
I look forward to your inevitable, arrogant retort (because obviously, Ozzie_Scribbler is flawless and possessed of godlike wisdom in every possible way, and anyone who disagrees with you could only disagree with you if he or she were a perfectly dismissible imbecile), followed by your inevitable, high-handed delete-block-and-ban, because clearly you believe that reason, debate and dismantling of opponents' arguments are for chumps. Why argue, defuse and attempt to convert through reason and diplomacy when you have a mighty Banhammer? Every problem on Earth is a mere nail which anyone with a hammer can solve through brute force, right? Onward! Carpe diem!
Hi. I just happened to come across your tumblr page regarding an issue with the supposedly high and mighty Andrew Dickman. even if the post is old, you have my sympathy as I also had problems with him, but rather because that he acts like a copyright bully.