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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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JTC-AI Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for accepting me to your group. I am really going to have fun with some of these challenges.
TasticDragon Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for accepting me, I'm eager to give these challenges a good try!
BlitzkriegBrad Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So, I think the Shape Challenges are very cool - it's very interesting to see everyone's creativity in transforming simple shapes into works of art, but I was wondering if there will be a different type of Challenge soon (i.e Theme Challenge, Style Challenge, Re-imagine Challenge)?
LuigiL Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Professional
yes there will be in the near future! I just have to find some time :) There are never any deadlines to the challenges, so in the meantime, I would recommend trying previous challenges if you haven't already done so :) 
BlitzkriegBrad Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! I would love to do so!
rampopo Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
Thank You!! :beer:
superbungbungcar Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
hi guys. please check out my gallery <:)
Savarama Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Hi all, I'm new! Nice to meet you, please check out my gallery :)
FantomMasterOfSouls Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist
hello,can i join this group? :)
WesleyRiot Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Professional Filmographer
anyone can join :thumbsup:
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