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What kind of Character reffrence sheets do you like the best? 

1,710 deviants said Detailed ( All side views, drawings of every part and lots of describing text)
969 deviants said Simple ( one main drawing of the character, some small around)

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Roaring-Flame-Cat Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Depends on the character for me, but I prefer detailed-especially when making fursuits. It always figures that someone tosses a ref to me, I follow it to a T, and that spot or stripe or whatever is incorrect.
Roxalew Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Would have to say Detailed, it gives you so much more incite into the characters, haha even better if you draw them striking a few poses too :D:D
Aruera-kun Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i like both , but i can only do simple ones....
Therefore i voted on detailed!
toto999jr2 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013   General Artist
I think complex references look nicer, but I can't be bothered doing them for myself hahaha
CaptainTigglesworth Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It really depends on what the character is being used for. If it's just to have something fun to draw, then by all means, just do a simple reference. If, however, you want to put a lot of backstory into the character for one reason or another (say you're using said character in a story of some sort and you mainly want the reference for yourself, but other people can make use of it), then I would say to go with one that's more detailed. It helps to flesh out the character and you get a better feel for them. It would also help you maintain a level of consistency.

...I suppose deciding which of the two is better is also dependent on personal preference.
WolfBytes Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
[Voted Detailed]
Though simple I like, like a main drawing of character, and if the character has any details, post those at the side.... And descriptive text...

Yeah, I was going to say simple is good too (which it is) though I think I'm sounding detailed....
Woops... Heh....
virgo-k Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Detailed! It makes it easier on other people drawing that character, and it also (I think) helps the character's owner keep track of and get a better idea of their own character.

I need to make refs for my characters... But I'm trying to do them all at once and it's not working out. ^^;
BlackSapphireXx Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
I like something inbetween; Enough to get whatever details there are across and a bit of the personality too hopefully.
DragonPortal Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love detailed ones :meow: I don't have any of my own currently, but I love detailed ones with info on everything about the character :) Mostly because I don't want to mess something up if someone asks me to draw something, or I don't want them to mess up on my chars either,lol, but then I also like learning about the char and their design :iconasdfghplz: Idk, I guess it's just me lol
Tiiria Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I feel like one full-body and then some pics of any details that aren't on the front of the char is better than a cluttered mess. At least better for viewing. If I were ever to make a reference sheet for myself, I'd want the cluttered mess, but as far as looking at other peoples', simple has a higher chance of me liking it. Though I suppose reference sheets aren't meant for liking, they're meant for... referencing...
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