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

That being said, 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 be unaccepted with no explanation. Follow the simple rules and there should be no problem.

Rules and info can be found here:…

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Oy, designers!

As you know (or don't), we at Design-A-Character consider our group focus to be around character design, as inspired by our prompts exclusively. While there are new challenges being considered, I believe the premise of the group and its overall purpose will remain the same. But there have been increasing numbers of submissions into the galleries that deviate from all of this, being pretty irrelevant to any of the challenges. We love the art as much as we love ducklings and yellow bellied turtles (millions) but sometimes it's just not suited to our mission.

It's common practice by us to deny submissions that aren't clearly derived from the challenges - sometimes it's more apparent but I'd recommend you habitually mention the group in the description of your deviations. It's a prerequisite, because it enforces a bit more sincerity about the submissions which we'd otherwise suspect of being completely unrelated in most instances.

This rule and the rest aren't effectively visible on the homepage - both in my opinion and as demonstrated by some. We're working on improving the homepage aesthetically, so stay tuned for that. And in the meantime, puddlefishies is accepting more general submissions related cartoon "kids and critters" subjects, a newly founded group which I'm shamelessly plugging right here, right now. :eager:

We hope you enjoy the new stuff that we've got planned.

Til then. :salute:
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Here at DAC we can not stress enough the importance of following our rules. They aren't hard or complicated but following them helps us to accept your artwork faster and more efficiently.

1. When submitting art please make sure you are submitting to the CORRECT folder.

2. NO FAN ART or PRE-EXISTING characters will be accepted (unless specified in the challenge).

3. Challenges are assigned once a month, check the JOURNAL for updates and info.

4. After a challenge is assigned you are free to submit to the challenge at any time.

5. If you miss a challenge don’t worry, there are NO DEADLINES for any of the challenges.

6. You are free to submit the process or the finished piece. You may submit each step individually or all at once.

7. If you have artwork you've made that you feel would fit into one of the challenges it will be reviewed, but is not guaranteed to be accepted. The point of this group is to create NEW art, please try to submit new artwork when working on any DAC challenge.

8. If you have ideas for challenges feel free to submit a note.

9. Please do not send group affiliations, they will not be

10. Only submit work that pertains to each challenge, RANDOM submissions will be DENIED.

11. To avoid being denied accidentally, please include the DAC GROUP name somewhere in your description.


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viestrus01 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New member
Thanks for accepting me! I'll try to be as active as I can ^^
a35744 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the acceptance, ill do my best to be an active participating member!
puddlefisher Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
We're glad for you to be here - and ever gladder if you brought red & white candy of any sort! :eager:
Daisyvayle Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello there, This seems like an amazing and fun group to be in as I've been rather obsessed with designing character recently.

I was wondering, For the shape challenges and such, Are we allowed to do the same one more than once? Also, would it be okay if they were animals instead of humans? 
WesleyRiot Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Yes is the answer to both of those questions :D
Daisyvayle Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, Thanks for taking the time to answer ;u;
WesleyRiot Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Professional Filmographer
JamieWiles Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
I accidentally re-submitted a deviation twice because my mouse double clicks sometimes. Just explaining because I wasn't spamming anyone here or anything.
CaptainCorrosive Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Student General Artist
So we can start/post any of the previous challenges instead of starting with April's?
WesleyRiot Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Professional Filmographer
yesm :)
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