I know the struggle! I have a few characters that I'm very reluctant to share in full, or, say, sign up in an rp. I'm pretty sure some people would find them overpowered and cliché, but I have a plan with them and/or really like them.
Thank you! Just so you know, I made that in a dollmaker. I actually have a couple of drawings of Candice I commissioned in a journal I have to honor artists who draw for me, if you want to know what she really looks like. I should warn you, she's not winning any beauty contests.
You're welcome. Hm, if you feel like Candice is judged unfairly because she is female, you could try uploading an experimental chapter that has her gender reversed and ask your readers if they like “him” better. I'd be really interested in the results. XD
No worries, I know of Rinmarugames. But even though it was created in a dollmaker, it's still your character design. And I think it suits her. The clothes style, her facial features and the self-confident directness in her look, grin and approach fit my idea of her very well. I also took a look at your journal, and I can see a lot of the commissioned pieces in this dollmaker fanart, too.
I'm glad you think so. I do have actual drawings in there that I use for references in my Secret Santa journal but, since that art journal was for everyone who creates for me, I felt it best not to discriminate.