Before I get into what I'm about to say, please know that I love you all and think you are good artists. Don't worry, it's not controversial, just something that I realized I need to deal with before it gets out of hand.
Most of you probably know that Candle is my most popular character. Many people like her design, and quite a few random gifts I've gotten are of her. Now, I do love and appreciate all of these, but...
Please take a look at her reference. Notice the orange stripe? The one that comes down from one side of her face to the yellow tail-tip? A lot of people have been getting this wrong. I don't plan on changing her design to comply with others' mistakes. Next time you draw Candle, please please please get her design right. Would you like it if someone messed up your character? No. I've been trying to be really patient about it but it occurred to me that if I can't expect my friends to get it right, then why should people who do commissions get it right? Her design is very simple, and I'm not even that picky about the exactness of her colors. It's light grey wings, dark grey stripe, red stripe, orange stripe, yellow tip, and the four leg bands go down from red to yellow.
Next time you draw my characters, please check their references.