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Create OC tutorial part 1 by griffsnuff Create OC tutorial part 1 by griffsnuff
Ive gotten alot of questions lately on how i create my characters, so i decided to share some of my thinking process with you guys :3

Hope it helps ^^ <3

Part two

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:iconsilverkitten520:
Silverkitten520 Featured By Owner Edited Jun 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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this inspired me to make a very colourful character :squee: 
Tell me if theres anything she may be missing? xD I want to add more but I feel she has enough already though lmao.
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sketchyinkk Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014
Hi! c: i'm curious on what you think of my character- Eclipse!**Fursona Ref Sheet** Eclipse by BlackBloodedKitten
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:iconradl0:
RADl0 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey
I have a character and his name is fizz
and I love him very much
but if it's not too much to ask is there anything I can improve on him.
its okay if you don't have time to reply and stuff
but I was just asking
thanks though
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:icongriffsnuff:
griffsnuff Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014
Design likes and dislikes are very subjective, so what you and others like might be different. ^^; But repeating colors helps designs so make the eyes the same green as the body and not yellow. and maybe the insides of the ears. The two greens are not my favourite combo, but that is just my opinion on colors xD
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:iconradl0:
RADl0 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay then
thanks
ill try that! And actually for the eyes I actually I'd reuse colors though
Cause that's the same yellow used for the lower body but the lower body is made opaque to look as if it's inside him... (Wow that's sounds weird). Since his species is based of a water ballon
but thanks I'll try it out.
ill see if I can find any other color combinations too
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:iconxiangqin5:
Xiangqin5 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Im Thinking On Doing This Someday :D =P
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:iconmaplestripetabby155:
MapleStripeTabby155 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Im thinking of making a new oc so this will help alot
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:icontheweaveroftales:
theWeaverofTales Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
theweaveroftales.deviantart.co… Thank you so much for this tutorial! I was really having a hard time with the colors on this little guy ^^; Anything that looks like it could use some fixing up?
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Budgie-Wing Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
hey griffsnunff~! 
i was wondering if you could help me improve my clouded linx "fletcher"s design~! i feel he is missing... a small spazz of colour or accessories c: 
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griffsnuff Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
Repeat the color somewhere on the body by using it directly on the spots so they arent all white or use acessories and make the ears the dark gray color thats what I would do xD
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Budgie-Wing Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
^3^
sounds great~! thanks! i just designed this character I'm my black abyss of spare time XD
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BloodyWolfeh Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
I was having really really really colorfull character...Also i changed it and then changed again and then again and now im working by my simple cute fennec mixed with african wild dog /still thinkink how to name the breed/ Ty for the tutorial!
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:iconpink-doodlr:
Pink-Doodlr Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is so helpful! I'll tell my friend to try this sometime :D
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:iconwizzdono:
WizzDono Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013

My top one of your tutorialalala!

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:iconjadewolf34:
jadewolf34 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I wish I had Photo shop...
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:icongriffsnuff:
griffsnuff Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
xD you dont need photoshop to create characters lawl
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:iconjadewolf34:
jadewolf34 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I know.... :) lol
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Glowy-Pop Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Orange is an amazing colour! OwO Awesome tutorial!
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:iconkassier:
KassieR Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
;u; thank you so much for making this, this helped me very very very much-- i've been stuck on finding good character for a long time. This helped me step outside my comfort zone and do something different. you're a great inspiration!
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griffsnuff Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
^^ im glad!
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ChinZaPep Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oh! And I have a question about the design of a new character I bought (she's #2 here.) I love her design but I feel it's a little too simple and I'd like to add a little more; I was wondering if you could give me a couple of tips. Thank you! c:
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:icongriffsnuff:
griffsnuff Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
I personally love simple characters :'D so I wouldnt add to much to it, maybe make the tips of the ears brown like the front paws.
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:iconchinzapep:
ChinZaPep Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Ah, thank you so much! :'D

By the way, your new icon is amazing!! |D Who made it?
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:icongriffsnuff:
griffsnuff Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
:iconalegart: made it :D
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:iconchinzapep:
ChinZaPep Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oh wow, that's so cool!

One more thing -- I think I've fallen in love with that adorable white cat you drew with the awesome necklace, and I'm planning to do a bit of fanart of it a little later in the week. <33
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:icongriffsnuff:
griffsnuff Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
8D aw yay
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:iconchinzapep:
ChinZaPep Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
8D Getting started ASAP!
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:iconchinzapep:
ChinZaPep Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
FFFF I just wanted to say I absolutely adore that white cat ;;
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:iconthebirb:
TheBirb Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Student Artist
Im spamming my fav gallery with your tutorials
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:iconspeedytheneedlemouse:
speedytheneedlemouse Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
[link] Um, I used this to make this c: Thank you
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:icongriffsnuff:
griffsnuff Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
8D Ohh thats pretty cool!
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:iconspeedytheneedlemouse:
speedytheneedlemouse Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! It's nice of you to say so. Thanks for looking, too... reminds us lil guys you're just a person too c:
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griffsnuff Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
:'D no problem!
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Ms-CoffeePixie Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I would love if you could help me with my fursonas design sometime.
She already has a design but I'm just lost as to where to go from this point. She's just really..bland to be honest.
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griffsnuff Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
you can always send a picture and I can crit :3
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Ms-CoffeePixie Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
That would be awesome =)
This [link] is her basic design and I honestly just feel like it's missing something.
She's just so dull and boring and I'm just so unoriginal that I cant think of how to fix her XD.
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:icongriffsnuff:
griffsnuff Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
8D I love those feet and that tail! Maybe you could give her some blue and aquablue colors? Maybe one eye could be that color and her nose and inner ears and try to add blue on the tail instead of the light cream? that could spice up her design ^^
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ghostlystar Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm o3o what about redesigns?
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:icongriffsnuff:
griffsnuff Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
You can do it the same way just make the list of things you want to keep the most so you know what you dont want to change, or you can just try to draw it as many times as you can as diffrent as you can :3
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ghostlystar Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, thanks c: I like your new icon by the way c:
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SuperSymmetricCake Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
Thank you so much for this tutorial. It's guidelines really helped me out.
Thanks to you, Blizz was born: [link] :meow:
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:iconloohconrado:
LoohConrado Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012
ORANGE IS AWESOME *U*
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:iconkateboat:
Kateboat Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
How do you come up with the beautiful designs :)?
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:icongriffsnuff:
griffsnuff Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
I just draw and mix things I like
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Kateboat Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Okeee, thanks!
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:iconpyhorse:
pyhorse Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
:clap: Colors ARE important - nobody seems to know how to use them!
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:iconlunekat:
Lunekat Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
COOL CAT IS COOL <3
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Rhavkoress Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
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I just want to thank you and show you what I created using this tutorial I even used the naming advise you give. I just put a k infront of ran. XD So thanks I really found this helpful.
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LaLaCookieChan Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Hi, I've been wanting to make a decent animal character for a while but I'm having a tad bit of some trouble. I'm no good at drawing animals at all. I can't ever really get their bodies right. They look too lumpy or they look too skiny, something is alwaced placed wrong.
So, I was wondering, in your opinion, what's the easiest animal body shape to draw?

I'd like to practice it a bit and perhaps after I'm good at it, change things and eventually have a good character.

So, if you don't mind responding to this, Could you tell me your opinion please? ^^;
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griffsnuff Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011
It all depends on who draws them xD What is easy and not is all up to people, its never the same for everyone. Sit down and draw animals from photos, try to make them cartoony and not realistic as in the photo, try to get down the shapes and overdo them alittle. Do this to many animals and then draw them more and in diffrent poses
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