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Gonna Cutchu by Riviel Gonna Cutchu :iconriviel:Riviel 5 1 Teaser-Compilation by Riviel Teaser-Compilation :iconriviel:Riviel 0 1 Teaser by Riviel Teaser :iconriviel:Riviel 2 2 Capricornio Label by Riviel Capricornio Label :iconriviel:Riviel 1 0 Shamalaman by Riviel Shamalaman :iconriviel:Riviel 1 3 Nouveau by Riviel Nouveau :iconriviel:Riviel 2 0 Pip by Riviel Pip :iconriviel:Riviel 2 5 Kari by Riviel Kari :iconriviel:Riviel 1 0 Joe by Riviel Joe :iconriviel:Riviel 1 3 Heidi by Riviel Heidi :iconriviel:Riviel 3 2 Cap'n by Riviel Cap'n :iconriviel:Riviel 2 3 The Letter D by Riviel The Letter D :iconriviel:Riviel 2 6 Deathspeed by Riviel Deathspeed :iconriviel:Riviel 10 9 D by Riviel D :iconriviel:Riviel 6 6 Paladin Teaser by Riviel Paladin Teaser :iconriviel:Riviel 94 9 Chimera by Riviel Chimera :iconriviel:Riviel 9 3

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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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I'm considering shutting down my deviantart site. Over time I've grown more an more disgusted with it. There's true talent here, but you have to sift through piles of of crap to find it. I'm tired of the myspace attention-seekers, I'm tired of the blatant pornography, I'm disgusted with the fact that requesting critique is now limited to those that pay money to the website... I could list even more reasons, but as it stands, the only purpose for deviantart is having an additional venue for people to find my artwork. Right now, I'm wondering if it's worth it.

If I do keep my account, I'll likely remove all but the old artwork and only use it as a spot to post sketches. Anyone still interested in seeing my finished work can do so at and sketches will be posted there as well.


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Zacrosso Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
What an absolutely stunning gallery! And your DeviantID definitely just made my day :) 
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