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So hey guys I've got some good news!

Due to the business of my schedule I haven't been able to update things here as often as I'd like, luckily I have great mods and friends that want to help out!

So from now on Co-Founder :iconpunkbox: will be in charge of  assigning and approving challenges, as well as coming up with new challenges whenever possible.

Both mods, :iconstabebabe: and :icon2ajoe: will be in charge of talking with the community about challenges and in answering questions. They will also be helping in the process of creating new challenges through suggestions of their own or suggestions made by any of the group members (all of you).

If the other mods would like to contribute suggestions feel free, all mods have been granted more control in gallery submissions and folder/blog control.

I'll be around but not as frequent, but I will do my best to come by as often as I can.

I'm excited to see where things go and I'm confident these changes in management will help this group a lot.

Thanks everyone for being so patient, I really appreciate it.

Hey everyone,

I'm really sorry in the lack of updates and challenges, I know it's no excuse to be busy, but I have been pretty busy.

I've sent a message to the mods here to see if any of them would like to have more control over the challenges and this group in general.

I'll see what they say, but if they don't want the responsibilities 1 of two things will happen.

Either the group will shut down (which I really don't want to do) or I'll make an open invitation to a group member (all of you) to become a mod with the responsibility of assigning challenges and submitting blog posts.

So again sorry for the lack in updates, hopefully this will get resolved soon.

Hey there character designers!

So first let me say sorry for the delay in assigning the new challenges, I've been trying to get some free time but haven't been very successful. =P

So for this month we will be doing the Prop challenge and the Re-imagine challenge!

For the Prop challenge, your goal is to design a vehicle first. Once you're happy with the vehicle design, work on a character that would ride that vehicle!

There are no restrictions on what type of vehicle. It can be artificial (like a car, or spaceship) or animal (like a horse or some creature that can be used as a form of transportation)

Here's a link to some info:…

For the Re-imagine challenge, your goal is to re-imagine or re-invent a character.

For this challenge let's re-imagine Mega Man!…
You can re-invent/design his look or re-imagine his story altogether! It's up to you how to do this :D

Here's a link to some info on this challenge:

There's no time limit on these so you can submit them at any time :D

good luck and have a lot of fun! :D :D

Hey there Character Designers!!!

So here are this month's challenges!
Remember you have the whole month to complete these so take your time :D

Profile challenge:

Draw at least 4 different profiles

If you want some direction let's draw profiles of monkey/ape characters!!
You can draw anything you like though :D

Style Challenge:

Draw a character in the style of Nicolas Marlet!

Nicolas Marlet is the character designer responsible for the look of characters from Kung Fu Panda and How To Train Your Dragon :)
Here's some of his work:…

Alright guys good luck, keep on drawing, and have a great month!

Your pal,
Luigi Lucarelli
Hey everyone!!

So starting today DAC is back in action!! :D

I've decide to assign two challenges every month until October (October will only have one challenge assigned) November and December will be "free to choose" months!

At the beginning of each month I will assign 2 of the 19 challenges, you will have the entire month to submit stuff for only those challenges!

When we move on to the next month I will assign another 2 challenges.

DAC has always been pretty easy going on when you submit, so this year I will continue that tradition! There will be NO deadlines so if you miss a month you can always go back and do it! :D

Anyway onto this months challenges!

January 2011 challenges:

Shape challenge:
Try your best to make characters from shapes, you are not confined to stay within the lines feel free to venture off track a bit if you have to :D
Here's a link to this month's shapes:…

Theme Challenge:
Create a character from an assigned theme. It's up to you what this character will look like based off of a quick description :D

"A heavy, grumpy viking who doesn't care much for combing his/her hair, has a smoking and drinking habit, loves to get into fights"

If you have any questions feel free to ask me or the moderators! :D

Let's make 2011 a year of self improvement!! I know I will be trying my best to push my character designs and illustrations, I hope you guys will join me in the fun!! :D

Good luck!!!!


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