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Attempts at Designing a New Character by GingerOpal Attempts at Designing a New Character by GingerOpal
In order from the first drawings to the last. I never could find a design I thought fit the character just right, and in the end was thankful when I discovered her character was not needed in the story after all so I didn't have to finalize her look. Hooray for scratching troublesome characters out of the plot! How I wish I could say that about other difficult-to-design characters mumblegrumblewhyiscreativitysofickle.
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:iconhaius:
haius Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist
Her hair gets shorter the further you go down the page.  :icontrollfaceplz:
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Maivry Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really admire your design process. You got some wonderful variation in there, with constant character.
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GingerOpal Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
Thank you! :D
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ksj7700 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! I love how you showed your progress through creating a character. It's so interesting to see how she looked when you started, and then how she finally ended up looking. 
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:icongingeropal:
GingerOpal Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
Thank you! I plan to post similar (and more drastic) character designing in the future, so it's good to know it's appreciated. :D
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ksj7700 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can't wait to see it! Also, I finally got around to reading the snippets from your story. They're fantastic! They're even better then I imagined! I love that you're writing a novel, and like I already said I can't wait to read it! I also have a story that I'm writing and plan on getting published, but I don't have everything for it in my gallery yet. You can see what I have got though in a folder titled, "Starlit Skye Story", if you like. 
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johnnyharadrim Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013

Thine sketchbook is a treasure trove...

 

Muahahaha! Many ideas I have gotten, yes!

Thanks for sharing!

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:icongingeropal:
GingerOpal Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
Thank you! I hope to post more interesting stuff from said sketchbook in the near-ish future. 
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johnnyharadrim Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013

(laughs manically) All your ideas! Mine Mine!! (raises rooster tail of dust towards horizon)

 

But seriously, PLEASE publish/upload your sketchbook!

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:iconhaius:
haius Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist
I had a cat named Juniper once.

True story.
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:icongingeropal:
GingerOpal Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
Juniper is just a great name. Since I'm not using this character I'm saving the name for a main character in a different story. :D
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haius Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist
I didn't name her.  The cat, I mean.  She came with the house.
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SapphireGamgee Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Ah yes, the eternal struggle >_<  Some characters simply refuse to be designed!  (Awesome sketches anyway :D )
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GingerOpal Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
Amen! I wish some of these other characters would just jump out and say they're done being designed. :roll:
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SapphireGamgee Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Me too :faint:
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MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
Art styling distinctive, yet infinitely variable, they're all different, but they'r all clearly your work, wonderful ideas and distinctive decorations and body and facial designs.  VERY impressive.
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GingerOpal Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
Thank you so much! :dance:
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ArBoL-6 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Ah, I always love to see these :D great work!
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GingerOpal Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
Thank you! :boogie:
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KTorresArt Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
NICE! The character and poses are so fluid and fully realized, it was fun looking through all of these. Beautiful work :)
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GingerOpal Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
Thank you so much! :D :D :D
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StudioBueno Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
Great to see your design process. I think she came out looking lovely...but I guess it doesn't necessarily matter to the author how lovely they look when she is trying to perfectly capture a character from her mind!
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GingerOpal Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
Yeah, I like so many of these, but they just never became the character. Wierd how it works.
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doodle-book Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
I forgot how much I loved your style... all the designs are so pretty!! But happy it worked out in the end for you :)
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GingerOpal Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
Thank you so much! I guess I ought to post more often, heh. :blush:
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doodle-book Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
YES!! I also read through the chapter snippets you posted! /PLEASE/ keep it up~ <3 I absolutely adored reading!
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Starhorse Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
I love seeing your different designs--the dresses especially.
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GingerOpal Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
That's because dresses are fun and this frustrating character was a good excuse to draw a lot of them. :D
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Dusceja Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow! That's ... wow *-*
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GingerOpal Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
Thank you! :dance:
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