When do you feel like it's time to draw/let someone draw a new reference sheet for one of your characters?
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I don't have any characters of my own.
3%
I never make or let someone make reference sheets for my characters.
13%
I basically never make new reference sheets for my characters if they have one already.
6%
I only do it when the information/design on the old one is no longer accurate.
19%
I only do it when the art on the old one is outdated in terms of art level.
11%
I do it either when the information/design on the old one is no longer accurate, or when the art on the old one is outdated in terms of art level.
44%
I do it for other reasons! (Feel free to tell me!)
3%
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Published: April 13, 2016
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Valrunie's avatar
Valrunie General Artist
I rather wanna make refs of my characters alone - I'm afraid that someone will make something wrong... :XD:
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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
Same :P
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JackiloidHobbyist Digital Artist
I do my references myself, but commission artist when I feel lazy to do the work myself. XD
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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
Makes sense :P
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zebwolfHobbyist Traditional Artist
I do it either when the information/design on the old one is no longer accurate, or when the art on the old one is outdated in terms of art level, but honestly I'm way too lazy to ever do my own ref sheets xD It's too much work. Yummy  I never let anyone else do ref sheets for me either, tho, because they wouldn't understand exactly how my character is supposed to look haha.
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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
That makes sense! I make my own as well ^^
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michaelmasHobbyist Writer
I commissioned one because the artist was doing them in a different style, usable for animation purposes.
I felt it was different enough to stand out, and yet still be useful
(I resubmitted it to my gallery on the 2nd)
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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
Ahhh, I see ^^
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kage-nijiStudent General Artist
I get lazy and never make ref sheets. It's been on my to-do list for a while, especially since my art is much better now than it used to be.
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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
I feel you there, I get lazy too :P
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Mickey-the-LuxrayHobbyist Digital Artist
I don't think I ever got myself a reference sheet for ol' Mickey. Which is weird.

Then again, he changes dramatically a lot, so it's probably better this way.
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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh, yea! I can imagine :)
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NeonStringsStudent General Artist
Honestly I just get really lazy and I think I have only made one ref sheet my entire life I'D
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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
Ohh :XD:
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NeonStringsStudent General Artist
X''D
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I would like to say that I do it when the information is old or my art is old however I am such a procrastinator. I always think to myself "Oh I should redo that ref" meanwhile I have a bunch of other characters that don't even have a ref for yet. Making references is just so much work, especially because a lot of my characters have two "forms" I guess. I wish I could commission somebody to make them for me but i'm way too poor and I feel a closer bond to my characters if I make their ref myself, if that makes sense. 
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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, that makes sense! I prefer to do them myself, too.
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SowoDStudent Digital Artist
I used to only redo references when I changed the character's design. But right now I'm working on giving all my pre-2015 characters new references. So far I'm up to 326 omg. That's pretty good for a year and four months xD
I have so many more to do tho ;v;
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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
Oh man, good luck with that :noes:
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TakaEdakumiHobbyist General Artist
I don't think I've ever made a proper reference sheet because I'm TOO STINKING LAZY. *kicks self*
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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
Awww :XD:
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Purple-Oort-CloudHobbyist General Artist
A problem for me is that I have a bad habit of making way too many changes to my character's designs if I don't like something, especially my main sona, Quazar. I can't make a new ref every time I make one change, or else no reference would last more than a couple months, and many would be gone within a few weeks. I've only had references for my characters for about six months, but since then I have updated them once (Quazar twice) and plan to do so every five to six months, or even more often than that, just because I can never be happy with anyone's design. 
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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
Ahhh, yea, that does sound like a problem :noes: Damn!
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timekeptHobbyist Digital Artist
I never have other people make my ref sheets, but I make new ones when there are big design changes or when the old one looks ugly as sin to me. Then again, the majority of my OCs don't have refs...or are even posted on the internet XD
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