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Complicated Designs Stamp by Spikytastic Complicated Designs Stamp by Spikytastic
Sure, you can make a 5000x5000px reference for your character detailing every single minute thing in their design...
But that doesn't make them a good character.

They may have an extremely detailed design, but they're not a well-thought-out character for that.
In fact, really, when I see characters who have so much damn effort put into miniscule details, they tend to have incredibly dull personalities and whatnot.

Fellow Sparklesnark members will probably know exactly what inspired this, even if it's a teensy bit old by now.
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Sleepstar Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
All my characters are associated with one or two colours, and their designs are quite simple, though they may have a few differences in design. But their backstories are interesting, and ties in with the overall plotline of their story.
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BadgerQWERT Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
True true true
In fact, one of my OCs is completely one color, though I've given his characteristics a lot of thought.
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DaydreamDragon371 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Complicated design does equate to a terrible time animating though. XP
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ShinyWhiteWaters Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can people just not give their OC's simple designs anymore? Usually just a few unnatural colors is okay for me but I find it eye-gouging when people add shitloads of markings to their characters like this-zachpoopsrainbows.deviantart.c…
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IllBuyYourOCs Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
I always have lame markings on mine xc
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BirdhouseIYS Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
...Sometimes it does.
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NiftyNautilus Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Here are the attire designs for my 4 main OCs:
Octavia-Purple jacket over magenta T-shirt, blue trousers, belt with silver buckle, rectangular horn-rimmed glasses, yellow headband, yellow platform shoes.
Francine-Pink blouse with green half-jacket, blue tapered skirt, red espadrilles, gold hoop earrings, green fingerless gloves
Miranda-White baseball cap with panda ears/face, blue dungarees, white polo shirt, black sneakers
C.J. (is actually a girl)-Orange short-sleeved jacket left unzipped to reveal a light blue shirt and gold seahorse locket, orange shirt, blue brogans.
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rainbowghost13 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
my character i put in sooo much detail into her story and her families history and her design is pretty crappy but fuck it GOOD BACK STORY!!!!
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Roos-Skywalker Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have an actual 5000x5000px wallpaper with some characters lol.
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AnaAosPedacos Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, just a brief critique request: do you think this character of mine has too much detail going on? [link]
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