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:iconreyniki:Reyniki posted a status
I feel like every animal is already out in a movie ;;
I'm trying to design some animal characters for a portfolio and I can't think of many unique themes ;__;

Pilot pig? Feels like it's done
Rich top hat bear? Pretty sure it's out there
Chipmunk, hamster, rat? Pls, all done

Uuugh....
It just needs to be an original character design, doesn't have to be an animal, but I just want to make it easier on myself... This is not easy at all X'D 

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The-Shellcat Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
btw pilot pig movie was done by studio gibli ;) 

Best way for me is to write down everything you're interested in. And everything you're curious about. 
Normally i can find a way to link two and two together that is interesting to me that way. 

If not read more books ;) XD XD XD
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KirasDarkLight Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Mantis Shrimp would be neat, or Aye-aye, bat, emu, squirrel, moose, lemming.
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Diigii-Doll Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What about a hummingbird that's super worried about not being on time & other nervous tendencies, lol
Or, maybe a chinchilla? I dunno :'>
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Reyniki Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Aaah I absolutely love the hummingbird idea! 8D Though I feel like if I try it, I'll be robbing from you since it's so unique and you thought up of it first XD
You should do that design~ <3
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Lemongu Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2016
Pilot pig definitely makes me think of Porco Rosso, super great film, but just because that theme has been used doesn't mean you can't have your own take on it? :3c there are all sorts of different wolf games and films for example, but it's their individual uniqueness that gives it the recognisability! Okami, Wolf Children, Wolf's rain, Twilight new moon, all the same animal in them, but you can tell them apart right? so don't feel afraid to use your favourite animal just because it's been used before, just put your own unique spark into it and make it yours :3c
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KirasDarkLight Featured By Owner Edited Aug 6, 2016  Student Digital Artist
That's what I thought of too, Porco Rosso!
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boxcarr Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hmm maybe try looking at clouded leopards, coatimundis, water possums, maybe something more peculiar like a mantis shrimp, or a painted grasshopper? q o q 
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DrakeTheAngel Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2016
Cuddle fish!
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Reyniki Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2016  Student Digital Artist
YES, I think I will try that! 8D
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DrakeTheAngel Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2016
Awesome!
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TJayArtwork Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
why not try a mythical creature? orrrr make one up ;; v;;
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Reyniki Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I've been thinking of that, I've been only trying bipedal/anthro animals since that's what I've been seeing most success. Like, I look at all the other entries for this University I want to go to and most character designs are humans or anthro animals QuQ
I don't knuuuuu OTL
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TJayArtwork Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
;; o;; //paps 
Try doing some combinations of things that work well together ;; v;;

Like for instance the movie EPIC used plants/flowers for the citizens in the movie.. and there was one thing (i cant remember what unfortunately) used these oddly built dolls that came to life with magic.

So maybe try not to think about what has been used and maybe focus on what nobody would really think to use? ;; u;;

Idk if that is helpful in anyway but i wish you luck love! ;; o;;/
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Domeikuni Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Maybe do an anthropromorphic plant! Something harder for you to do that the college will be like "Wow! thats different!"
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