In my life on da (haha lol~) I've seen many adoptables! And many sad adoptables that just don't get a good home ; v ;
So I decided to make a little tutorial how to make good adoptables (since I noticed that mine go away like free-beer :'D) ^ - ^THIS IS NOT THE WAY!
just mine QvQFirst StepPreparing
Decide if you want to make a fullbody/chibi/reference sheet/...
Pick a base or create a base/make a pose yourself.
Think of a subject for your adopt: cute/horror/animal/human/....Second StepStarting
Make a sketch of your adoptable, choose a colour palette (you can find lots here: http://www.colourlovers.com/) and colour your sketch rughly.
Look at it closely and make changes if necessary.
Make complex designs!! Even if you think: "nobody wo