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Character Design Tutorial by MagicalZombie Character Design Tutorial by MagicalZombie
It says in the intro, but I'll say it again; this is not a tutorial on how to draw and color! It's how I brainstorm and how I come up with ways to design tutorials. I have been asked multiple times, so I figured it'd be something helpful to put up!

But no means is this the right way, it's merely MY way. If you have any questions, feel free to comment, and I'll do what I can to help!
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GoHumansGo Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, you broke that down really well. This is very helpful. :]
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MagicalZombie Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Many thanks!
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Keah59 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gargoyle in a habit. I like it! Very neat tutorial. It's always fun to see what goes on in other artists' brains.
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MagicalZombie Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
It just seemed to click so well in my head. XD Also glad that my brain can help others!
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Keah59 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It clicks very well! I'm surprised I've never seen it done before.
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TheWhiteJewel Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
Thank you so much! I've been wanting to design an assortment of characters but when I draw them they look a little...awkward as I'm mostly making it up as I go along. This will help me, I think. :>

Also, loving the feet you put on her! :D
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the-carolyn-michelle Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ahhhh so clever/bizarre!
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Teavian Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013   Digital Artist
Very useful indeed! 8D Great job!
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AzureRat Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The way you come up with a character sure seem complicated. Sometimes I find ideas from random doodles when I thought "Hey this part of the doodle is nice, I'll note this for the next character design" and then eventually adding these notes into one and come up with one character.

For example, this character of mine is the end result of that thinking pattern of mine [link]

My fascination of "ear-like hair", "aho-ge", "ribbons", "red-head", "priestess" and "tiny girl with big weapon" added into one. XD
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MagicalZombie Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
As I said, it's just how I do things. XD I like a nice balance with my designs and colors, so I was more showing that aspect of things.

I base a lot of my creations around cultures, species, and clothing; but I love detail and getting really into the thick of things.
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AzureRat Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You used too much brain cells when it comes to creation. I don't want you ending up being derpy after you have created 100+ characters. D:
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MagicalZombie Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
O 3O THERE IS NO STOPPING ME
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AzureRat Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Don't go to the dark side!
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ChaostheKitty Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great tutorial. I was just needing help on an outfit design for my OC and this will greatly help.
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MagicalZombie Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
Super glad I can help out! :3 Outfit designing the best~
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ChaostheKitty Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, but drawing it is my downfall. xD
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Slugbox Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
Wonderful and helpful. I need helps.
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MagicalZombie Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
If I can help even one person, I'm the happiest in the world. ; 3;
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MissMellifluous Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Neat! And might a say a lovely design as well!
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MagicalZombie Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
Many thanks! I really enjoy how she turned out myself. XD
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MissMellifluous Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah gargoyle nun is basically the coolest thing ever xD does she have a name?
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MagicalZombie Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
When it all clicked in my head I pretty much cried. XD And I have! Decided to go with Liselotte for her, such a pretty name.
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MissMellifluous Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*0* that is a gorgeous name! I love quirky and sort of dated sounding names. If I ever have kids they will hate me |D
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MagicalZombie Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
I knoowwwwww. ; AAA; I'm super partial to old fashioned and off names like that, I'm in the same boat with my future children hating me. XD
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MissMellifluous Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha I think its a byproduct of once being in a dance company with four other people with my name xD drove me crazy, enough so that I don't even introduce myself with my first name anymore. If I had a name like Liselotte that wouldn't have been a problem!
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MagicalZombie Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
Oh man, that's what my parents did with me. XD They spelled my name differently so I wouldn't have that problem.
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