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Skktrd by Skirthy Skktrd :iconskirthy:Skirthy 0 0 Christmas Card by Skirthy Christmas Card :iconskirthy:Skirthy 0 0 In The Forest by Skirthy In The Forest :iconskirthy:Skirthy 1 0 Edwin And Silvas by Skirthy Edwin And Silvas :iconskirthy:Skirthy 2 3
Experiment 001 :iconskirthy:Skirthy 2 2
Jeremy Kyle The Musical :iconskirthy:Skirthy 3 0
The Lepidopterist :iconskirthy:Skirthy 3 3
Amenthes :iconskirthy:Skirthy 9 8
Which Way? by Skirthy Which Way? :iconskirthy:Skirthy 0 4 Nearly Christmas? by Skirthy Nearly Christmas? :iconskirthy:Skirthy 0 0 Lice by Skirthy Lice :iconskirthy:Skirthy 2 0 Dolomites Panorama by Skirthy Dolomites Panorama :iconskirthy:Skirthy 0 0 Elephants by Skirthy Elephants :iconskirthy:Skirthy 3 1 Bubbles by Skirthy Bubbles :iconskirthy:Skirthy 1 0 ID by Skirthy ID :iconskirthy:Skirthy 0 2 Somewhere Beyond The Sea by Skirthy Somewhere Beyond The Sea :iconskirthy:Skirthy 0 1

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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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Lagarta carroceira by Beleleu Lagarta carroceira :iconbeleleu:Beleleu 1,298 138 Like a melody... by incredi Like a melody... :iconincredi:incredi 153 49 God's Handwriting by free-ride God's Handwriting :iconfree-ride:free-ride 948 163 HappyNewYear by horstdesign HappyNewYear :iconhorstdesign:horstdesign 23 17 Red by Just-A-Breathmint Red :iconjust-a-breathmint:Just-A-Breathmint 2,966 473 brown burrz by pandanj brown burrz :iconpandanj:pandanj 957 92 .: winter story :. by GokhanKaraag .: winter story :. :icongokhankaraag:GokhanKaraag 2,131 280 fly by talitka fly :icontalitka:talitka 587 76 Plants can save the world by Scraemer Plants can save the world :iconscraemer:Scraemer 158 55



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AngelaNorthen Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
Thanks a lot for the recent support! :rose: :wave:
horstdesign Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
Thank you
exepotes Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for watching!
Hannakin Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks a bunch (of daisies) for the watch (tick tick)!
dessfilis Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Student Photographer
thanks for the fave! :)
sjarman Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010
eshyo Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010   Writer
Hey thanks for the favorites. love you gallery. very cool stuff.
MrThalidomide Featured By Owner May 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Get some more work on. I know you have some.
Skirthy Featured By Owner May 17, 2009
nope aint done any work in about 12 years my friend :P
MrThalidomide Featured By Owner May 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
That's clearly a lie, as I have seen it with my own 4 eyes. One 8 minute animation and all that weird Max and clay nonsense.
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