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Character Design Tutorial by Narsilion Character Design Tutorial by Narsilion
Hardly by demand. I talk way too much and make a lot of grammatical errors and typos. D:

Sorry if it's hard to read as all hell. Your eyes burn!





Equira, OCs Sam Taylor - Narsilion
Sailor Moon Naoko Takeuchi
Purple Hair shojo ???
Popeye EC Segar
Voldemort JK Rowling
Marv Frank Miller
The Thornberrys Nickelodeon
Peter Griffen Seth MacFarlane
Barney Sheryl Leach
Sakura Masashi Kishimoto
Sephiroth Square Enix
Vegeta Akira Toriyama
Armor set Capcom
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KonekoArt122 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
Although I do see your point, I don't like the way you talked about sailor moon characters being identical. It seemed as if you were saying that they were designed badly. Even though she chooses one style for the face, the character's other features make them unique.
 I do not want to come off as rude, but please do keep that in consideration. Again, I'm sorry if you find this offensive, as I don't mean it that way.
The tutorial was well done, though.
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Narsilion Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this was simply for visual design, not behavioral or 'internal' character design - I didn't mean to offend the fandom or their creator.  The sailor moon characters vary hugely in personalities and that's not what my point was, sorry for the huff. ;)
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KonekoArt122 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
Okay. I get it now :)
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TheWhiteJewel Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
Definitely one of the more entertaining tutorials, and very efficient. I'll be sure to look over this when I can manage to get up off my ass and draw something. :>
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Ghostmetal10 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your amazing, you have alot of imagantaion! :D
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Narsilion Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
haha thank you so much~! :D
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:iconnarsilion:
Narsilion Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
haha thank you so much~! :D
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Skully367 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010
I'll use this. But why does the final girl looks so shiny?
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:iconnarsilion:
Narsilion Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
she's SPECIAL EDITION! 8D lol it's just a hilarious lighting gloss.
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:iconskully367:
Skully367 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010
I fear my eyes might bleed If I take another look
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:iconraeia:
Raeia Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010
this had a lot of helpful tips and tricks. thanks^^
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PhilRey Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Student General Artist
C-C-Can I ask you something?

Oh, well, I'm going to anyway!

I wanna color Girl. D: Her colors weren't how I was imagining them at all XDD;; So, yeah.
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:iconnarsilion:
Narsilion Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
lol go for it. xD I just used whatever colors I got to first that didn't clash too hideously.
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:iconphilrey:
PhilRey Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010  Student General Artist
Okay! I'll note you when it's finished. :]
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Saremu Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010
Yes. Very cool. Seeing this process was interesting. I too have faved it for future reference.
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SmashBrosDude Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010
I always draw by hand and use no technique because it doesn't work for me
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:iconnarsilion:
Narsilion Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
lol I sketch by hand too. That doesn't mean techniques don't work - practice makes better.
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SmashBrosDude Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010
yeah I'd agree with you. Do you even have a sketch of the next Monster?
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Narsilion Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
yes
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SmashBrosDude Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010
Oh thats good and which one was it out of your poll?
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Narsilion Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
totem
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:iconsmashbrosdude:
SmashBrosDude Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010
awesome can't wait to see your take on a totem. Will it be Virus or Machine?
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:iconnarsilion:
Narsilion Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
um neither... do you know what a totem is?
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blackinktrio Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Great informative tutorial!

I must send this to every single person I know... O_O

...And glue it to the face of all my friends and other people I know who DESPERATELY need this guide. ("This is how I always do eyes!" "Ew, who needs noses on a drawing?" "I MADE HER EYES PURPLE SO SHE CAN STAND OUT.")
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Narsilion Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
hahaha! sounds like it. xD
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CaliforniaSigma Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Student General Artist
CHASM!
shes chasm, right?
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:iconnarsilion:
Narsilion Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
haha yes :D
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CaliforniaSigma Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Student General Artist
XD yeah.
Hoka is from Chasm, sooo
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Tatetops Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Damn. I am a racist, I've never drawn a black person :( This was very sexy and informative!
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Narsilion Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
haha though didn't one of your OCs from years ago have darker skin? she was a naruto person with a dress. xD
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Tatetops Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She was tan, like native-american-colored I guess. and that was a Very long time ago XD
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i-Blinkie Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
* o* oui this is extremely helpful :D

hgfdjhgf your the best ; x;'
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Narsilion Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
nfffff thanks you <D
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MissingNin-Camby Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
Love it, usingit to design my Gaga inspired characters. case thats what im totally into at the moment.

GAGA ALL THE WAY!
ummn yeah, id love to do me in gaga, but cbf, haha.
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:iconnarsilion:
Narsilion Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
lol when is Gaga not inspiring?? xDD

I want her ridiculous shoes. :~
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:iconmissingnin-camby:
MissingNin-Camby Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
haha I wat them ALL!
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Madroller Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
i lol'd when you said "dinnerplate sparkleglobes that are so popular to new artists."
it's so true and i've always hated big eyes that match this description xD
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:iconnarsilion:
Narsilion Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
they sre just so creepy!!
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:iconprofessorzolo:
ProfessorZolo Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, you talk a lot of sense man. I'm glad there are people with your outlook towards characters.
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Narsilion Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
ha thanks! ;)
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UberLoser Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
Thanks for this!
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Akagumo Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
what i do is scribble without thinking and say I CHOOSE YOU

then i give them clothes so they don't get a cold

next is the fun part: TORTURE THEM WITH MAH BRAIN PAWAH

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personality? pfft, they're decoration

...er, i mean...they're pretty to look at -fails-
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:iconnarsilion:
Narsilion Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
THAT WORKS TOO!

nah it's fun to make eye candy~
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:iconakagumo:
Akagumo Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
it IS :giggle:

but mista wolfie is the easiest of them all
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yoyodiddler Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
THIS WAS JUST AS FUN TO READ AS IT WAS INFORMATIVE. GREAT JOB
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:iconnarsilion:
Narsilion Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I HOPE SO THANKS <33
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yoyodiddler Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
great job!
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GalacticGoat Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
very nice and helpful tutorial :nod: Imma fav it for future reference.
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Zeo-of-the-North Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010  Student
:icondatassplz::iconsaysplz: Dat comment was sexy!
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Narsilion Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
lol!
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