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Fly by lucid-light Fly :iconlucid-light:lucid-light 10,099 1,139 Jack Skellington Cosplay by kaiser-mony Jack Skellington Cosplay :iconkaiser-mony:kaiser-mony 18,845 1,784 Gods Of Sound by JonasDeRo Gods Of Sound :iconjonasdero:JonasDeRo 16,837 686 Peacock make-up 2 by Dead-Rose-16 Peacock make-up 2 :icondead-rose-16:Dead-Rose-16 9,739 1,155
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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Breathe by lucid-light Breathe :iconlucid-light:lucid-light 3,957 531 Bright Eyes by zephy0 Bright Eyes :iconzephy0:zephy0 8,765 418 Reborn by rawrrrr-321 Reborn :iconrawrrrr-321:rawrrrr-321 3,473 639 Caps by NaBHaN Caps :iconnabhan:NaBHaN 4,295 233 texture 20 by Insan-Stock texture 20 :iconinsan-stock:Insan-Stock 4,731 1,240 Unique Features Tutorial: Pt 1 by jeinu Unique Features Tutorial: Pt 1 :iconjeinu:jeinu 12,119 295 Autumn Glory by lucid-light Autumn Glory :iconlucid-light:lucid-light 1,959 260 Unique Features Tutorial: Pt 2 by jeinu Unique Features Tutorial: Pt 2 :iconjeinu:jeinu 13,024 432 Unique Features Tutorial: Pt 3 by jeinu Unique Features Tutorial: Pt 3 :iconjeinu:jeinu 10,605 282 Crystal Sword Charms by Ideationox Crystal Sword Charms :iconideationox:Ideationox 6,941 395 Different Stamp by DeviantDuality Different Stamp :icondeviantduality:DeviantDuality 2,501 78 366 Days to Create_2012 by TheRyanFord 366 Days to Create_2012 :icontheryanford:TheRyanFord 2,029 459 Regenerate by larafairie Regenerate :iconlarafairie:larafairie 2,514 217 Beauty is by JenniferHealy Beauty is :iconjenniferhealy:JenniferHealy 3,184 334 Nicola - Vintage by larafairie Nicola - Vintage :iconlarafairie:larafairie 3,867 362 I like to paint portraits by Bobsmade I like to paint portraits :iconbobsmade:Bobsmade 2,533 165 Storytelling.. by larafairie Storytelling.. :iconlarafairie:larafairie 3,809 280 Stealth by MikkoLagerstedt Stealth :iconmikkolagerstedt:MikkoLagerstedt 2,046 89