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


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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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Hey guys here are the shapes for this month!

September Shapes 2014 by LuigiL

There are some sharp edges this time around and I'm curious how you will all approach this =P

I hope you'll have fun with the shapes!! :D
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Silver Drawing Academy Information

Hi there character designers! Luigi Lucarelli here with some cool information for anyone who wants to learn from a legend!!

Recently my good friend, Stephen Silver, (Character Designer for shows like Kim Possible, Danny Phantom, and Clerks) has opened up an art academy! His academy focuses on teaching: Character Design, Caricature/Figure Drawing, Uninstructed Gesture Drawing, Weekend Workshops, and Storyboarding 101 :D

When I was living in Japan I remember really wanting to push myself as a character designer and one day stumbling across an online podcast by Stephen Silver. He did a few live streams where he would talk to people live while drawing, then he'd open up the floor for questions. It was an inspirational experience for me and I learned a lot in that short time.

If Stephen Silver had his own school when I was in Japan, I probably would have flown back to California just to go there for a while! Now he DOES have a school and I think it's a great opportunity for anyone interested in improving their skills and learning about the art industry.

Here are links to the Academy and more information:

Stephen Silver:


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a35744 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A question, would this qualify towards the theme challenge... The theme being "futureistic"…
WesleyRiot Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Professional Filmographer
i dont think we've had a "futuristic" theme challenge so no
a35744 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Could there be one?
WesleyRiot Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Professional Filmographer
there probably would but you have to design a new character for each challenge so...
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puddlefisher Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hey! ; )

While character design is the overarching incentive here, submissions into group folders are intended for deviations that correspond to our challenges. Pre-existing artworks aren't suited because the focus of Design-A-Character is art creation rather than art collection.

I'd encourage you to use the prompts from the challenges for your future submissions here. Your Repitan character is appealing though. :eager:
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SubliminAlex Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Hello, i'm so interested on the Caricature Challenge, but i have a doubt, is free to submit any photograph caricature or you are going to provide it?
WesleyRiot Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Professional Filmographer
pick any photo you like. make a caricature of it
SubliminAlex Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
thanks,i had the doubt because two that i submitted did not show me that was approved or disapproved.
Thanks for answer :D
WesleyRiot Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Professional Filmographer
perhaps those ones got buried under a pile of unacceptable submissions. we get a lot of those :/
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AceTheMidnightWriter Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Was there ever a challenge submitted for July? I'm unable to find it, but since it's already the 31st, shouldn't an August challenge be coming out already? :D
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