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Notes on Character DesignI received the question pictured below at my tumblr blog. In case it's useful to anyone here, I decided to go ahead and use this otherwise dormant journal to share the article I put together in response.
Character design and drawing are tome-sized topics and even if I had all the answers (I don't - I have a lot to learn), I'm not sure I could communicate them effectively. Here are some thoughts an ideas that might help, though.
First, some general things...
Let some of that anxiety go. This isn't a hard science. There's no wrong way, no rigid process you must adhere to, no shoulds or shouldn'ts except those you designate for yourself. This is one of the fun parts of being an artist, really - have a heady good time with it.
- Be patient.
A design is something gradually arrived at. It takes time and iteration and revision. You'll throw a lot of stuff away, and you'll i
TABLET GIVEAWAYWacom Bamboo pen and touch fun GIVEAWAY
Now, straight after my point give away I'm now hosting a tablet give away to celebrate the holidays owo
This is the tablet, it is however unboxed but in good condition, worth between 60-70 USD and I'm giving it away for..
The tablet, click me!
It's a Wacom Bamboo pen and touch fun - small model, includes a working stylus.
-Add this journal to your favourites
-Feature this journal
Donation thing got removed so everyone who donated got their points back owo
I MIGHT add a second tablet on the give away if it gets more than 1000 favourites
Deadline: 1March 2014
Pixel raffle (Closed):icondizzyplz:I almost forgot to hold my monthly pixel raffle this month
im glad i didn't :3
HOW TO JOIN - just fave this journal
there will be 2 winners and winners get a pixel avatar of there choice
raffle will end in 24 hours
[Open!] FREE Art and Points Raffle! Dec. 2013Hi, I'm =Sarilain, and welcome to my free raffle!
It's for watchers only, and will remain open all month long!
If you won the previous month, you cannot enter again until a month has passed. This keeps the giveaway fair for everyone!
Last month: http://sarilain.deviantart.com/journal/CLOSED-FREE-Art-and-Points-Raffle-Nov-2013-411878449
I've become busier than anticipated, so I might be discontinuing this as a monthly feature, and instead do small random raffles when I have the time. Thank you to everyone who has helped me advertise, I went from 500 to 5,000+ watchers in less than 2 months! I pray God will continue blessing me so I can reach my goal of a full-time artist.
The BIG December Giveaway!Welcome friends to the biggest giveaway I've ever had! This is a growing giveaway meaning additional prizes could be added! You don't want to miss this one. Lots of people will walk away happy!
This December there is a variety of prizes. There is the giveaway prize which is what you've come to expect, but there is also a Tell-a-Friend prize and a Food Bank Recognition Prize! If you're a little confused at this point let me explain. The giveaway winners are chosen at random. The Tell-a-Friend prizes are for referring friends to this giveaway through your journal. And the Food Bank Recognition Prize is randomly chosen from a list of people who have donated to the food bank in November and December.
Onto the prizes!
Grand Prize (2 Winners)
One Year Premium Membership or equivalent points!
Runners-Up (4 Winners)
Tell-a-Friend Prizes (10 Winners)
Food Bank Recognition Prize (1 Winner)
Challenge: (updated list + additional details )Hey you!
You should draw you and your beloved fursona.
Your real self.
Get to it! We will feature YOU in this journal; post your pictures in the comments.
I will update this journal quite often so you may have a space!
Some Additional Details!
-If you have a fursona ( animal self ) draw them and yourself!
-If you do not have a fursona, please, go right ahead and draw your favorite Original Character or your persona. This may be more directed at a fur/animal artist people, but honestly, anyone can join!
-This journal wont be going anywhere. If you need lots and lots of time, by all means do so!
- Please don't feel like your artistic skill is not worthy , this is a welcoming journal to all styles, tastes, and skills!
-This is just for f
[CLOSED- Winner] RAFFLE 04 - Win a FREE COMMISSIONThanks to everyone for participating ;v;
The winner is... >v< :iconOhSquishy: TvT Congratulatioooons ;v;
see you in the next raffle ;v; thanks >v<
feel free to remove from your favourite this journal if you want ;v;
Due the upcoming of holidays may I'll not be able to do it so I decided to do it now ;v; a little raffle to thank you all for the support ;; <3
This time I change the raffle prize ;v;
You can win a commission like the one above ;v; click the deviation to read everything you'll win in this type of commission ( 6 drawing in one page *v* <3 )
Hope you like it >v<
Thanks again ;; I love you :blo
December Monthly Giveaway! 100 Points! (OPEN)Happy Holidays guys!
There will be 3 winners for this giveaway ^^
2 winners will get 25 And 1 winner will get 50
They will be chosen using random.org
How do I enter?
Fave this journal (it will be your number)
Only watch me if you LIKE me art! If you don't like it then you don't have to watch
*Optional* What do you want for Christmas? I'M CURIOUS o3o Or what would you like to see more from me? more free stuff? LOL :iconurhappyjrplz:
That's all you have to do! Have fun!
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Journal feature for SaLuVi:iconblue-Jplz: :iconblue-oplz: :iconblue-uplz: :iconblue-rplz: :iconblue-nplz: :iconblue-aplz: :iconblue-lplz:
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Yep, is for this great artist
OC: Esmel by ~SaLuViProloge... maybe by ~SaLuVi
Soraya Chibi by ~SaLuViTo school by ~SaLuViNew Coloring Technique by ~SaLuViSoraya Character Design by ~SaLuVi
Whatcha doooooooing? by ~SaLuViChibi1 by ~SaLuViChibi 2 by ~SaLuViComic practice by ~SaLuVi
Music by ~SaLuViCheck The Hair by ~SaLuViThe Mask of a Smile by ~SaLuViBallerina by ~SaLuVi
fake HD screenshot :P by ~SaLuViTime to Relax by ~SaLuViBy the Lake by ~SaLuViPoster by ~SaLuVi
Bitter Sweet-draft 1 ch1 by ~SaLuVifeathers and tears by ~SaLuViMio by ~SaLuViNeko by ~SaLuVi
Cat Ninja by ~SaLuViUnder the City lights by ~SaLuViDerrek no Teme by ~SaLuViHello ID by ~SaLuVi
Day at the Park by ~SaLuViRD: Portrait Practice by ~SaLuViShe knows---fake screenshot by ~SaLuViGaara by ~SaLuVi
Drawing Day 2011 by ~SaLuViCommission for Mal by ~SaLuVi:thumb19794
there's a lot of misteries in this world
many of which should never be solved,
I've taken into my own hands
the solving of a mystery that could cost me my life.
"Why?" you ask.
"what could be so important that you would actually risk dieing?"
I have to say,
I'm not sure.
But I won't give up...
and one day, I'll make it,
I'll be able
"to see her again."
Bitter Sweet-draft 1 ch1
I wake up to the damp smell of spring. My room is in the farthest corner of the mansion; hidden at the end of the hall in the second floor. I chose this room myself. I wanted to be far away from the hassle of family life. How long have I been here? I wonder. One, two, eight months? I'm not sure; I can't even tell the difference between day and night anymore. I used to be able to tell by the calm sound of passing traffic during the day, and the howl of gun shots at night. I heard the cries of babies constantly. Just a whimper from them makes me irritated; I couldn't even sleep. That is far behind, or is it? My mind won't let it die.
"Crystal? Are you awake?" I hear Mrs. Everlight's soft voice; it must be coming from the door. I roll over in my bed. The warm sheets call me back to sleep.
"Crystal please wake up. Breakfast is ready," She's now closer. I feel a tug at the blanket, I wish not to wake. I mumble to her that I'm tired, that I wish to sleep more; I know she can't hear
a hospital bird with soot in her lungsshe slept through a car crash
that almost killed her,
through whitewhite walls
where her lover dies
nobody thought she'd make it
but she woke up a few months later
with flowers in her hair
and ash in her airway
trying to remember how to start all over
but forgetting to remember how to live.
fall slipped from her open eyes
and winter crawled in for a long hibernation
to her the clouds looked sick
and pale like they might
let everything inside them out,
but she opened up wide instead,
spilling blood where there was none to be spilled.
her heart slipped down the street
and with unsteady hands
she stitched in a bird and cut off its wings.
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