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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.

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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.

List of ALL the challenges done so far - in order:
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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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cartoonstudy Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for accepting my submission to the prop challenge.
HipnikDragomir Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015  Student General Artist
Sure thing. Thank you for contributing :)
GRAFOar Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hi! first all sorry for my bad english, im speak spanish. Second, i have a question, which is the deadline for every challenge? 
HipnikDragomir Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Student General Artist
The challenges do not have deadlines. You can submit any of them whenever you want :)
creationtakesun Featured By Owner Edited May 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Could you add the widget affiliate in your home page group ?

We want to be affiliate with the group :
HipnikDragomir Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Student General Artist
Sorry, meng, but the group doesn't accept affiliates. Straight from the boss.
K-Wo Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Professional General Artist
I can't submit to the Cast Challenge folder!
Xhunafame Featured By Owner May 1, 2015  Student Artist
Thank you for Accepting me here :)

If you like you can check my Character design and fan art in my gallery, feel free to add your comment :)…
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