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Character Design is fun and challenging, this group is all about designing characters using challenges.


No Fan Art
If it's a character that you did not create it will not be accepted

No Pre Existing Original Characters
Every design must be new.

No Random Art
If the art does not fit a challenge it will not be accepted.

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Sorry we don't accept them.

This group constantly gets random submissions that don't use any of the challenge topics whatsoever. If we find that your submission does not follow the rules of submission, it will not be accepted.

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Pinch, Punch, first Shapes of the year! (And day of the month) :giggle:

Shape Challenge - November 2015 by puddlefisher

The Shape Challenge has returned and with increased regularity too! But more on that in a moment. This month's shapes should inspire some obvious forms and some not so obvious ones - the drill is the same as usual: just draw what you see!

If your imagination is anchored to your first impressions of the shapes then challenge yourself to see more! Remember that artistic freedom is available to you - while your challenge is to design characters based on the shapes, things like rotation and subtle manipulation is allowed. We encourage you to stick as much as you can to the starting points but more importantly, we want you to have fun with it. We're excited to see what you come up with for the month of November!

We often talk about silhouette in character design and so you will notice that the shapes have been filled for clarity compared to the line drawings in previous months. DAC long-timers can find the line-art versions in the deviation descriptions should they be more comfortable to use. This is one of the small tweaks I've made to the challenge that accompany its return this year.

We also want to schedule it to be more regular than a monthly thing which feels a bit too spaced out. Before that's set in stone, we want to get your feedback to know what the perfect schedule would be so far as more regular shapes for this challenge - weekly? fortnightly? Expect to see a poll in your message centres shortly and please feel free to let us know anything more in the comments below. :eager:

Have fun!

PS. Since it has been some time since the last challenge, here's the example sheet for newcomers and DAC veterans alike:
Shape Challenge Example by LuigiL
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Morippin Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
thanks for accept me!!!!:happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: 
puddlefisher Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Niel-Mucirt Featured By Owner Edited Oct 24, 2015  Student Digital Artist
thank you for accepting
Kopanitsak Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015  Student Filmographer
I just had an idea:
Could I make a challenge and give it to you for the group? Maybe I'll come up with something funny! :D
ArcZephyer Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2015  Student General Artist
Hello! I just joined a few seconds ago lol. Looking forward to trying out some of these challenges with you all :D Now what to pick first...
michaeldearon8 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Draw a evil toilet! xD
Kopanitsak Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015  Student Filmographer
Welcome here! :D
OnyisArt Featured By Owner Edited Aug 30, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Just a suggestion: It be nice if the shapes were separated from the challenge topics/theme.  Probably put them into their own folder call it 'templates' or something.

I say this because I'm using this group to aid in my independent study class. It would be easier to find and do the challenges.
HipnikDragomir Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015  Student General Artist
I suppose, but they're still challenges that can be just as work proficient if not more than the others. Simple yet thought/design provoking, if you catch my drift. Besides, it's not that messy in there, so finding challenge shouldn't be too bad.
CaptainMexico Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015
Nice group!
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