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All around great really. I like the way you did the grey on the higher portion of the individual's body. And this is right, because it ...

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A Rose by Any Other Name: Naming Your Characters
First of all, I freely admit that what I say isn't gospel. I am a total amateur at art and writing. I've learned everything that I know via the internet and a few drawing books. It's just that I appreciate all of the tutorials here on dA that have helped me out, and I want to put a little bit of my own methods back in.
First things first; I have a quick, but essential assignment for you.  Read the following three sentences below, out loud:
A weird name does not a unique character make.
A weird name does not a memorable character make.
A weird name does not a good character make.

Say it.  Say it twice.  Say it three times if you must.  I wish someone had made me do it years ago.  You must remember that the reason that I write these tutorials isn't because my writing is super-duper-perfect now.  It's because it used to be absolutely ATROCIOUS, just plain awful.  I've made most, if not
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The Cracks Begin to Show: Making Flawed Characters
First of all, I freely admit that what I say isn't gospel. I am a total amateur at art and writing. I've learned everything that I know via the internet and a few books. It's just that I appreciate all of the tutorials here on dA that have helped me out, and I want to put a little bit of my own methods back in.
I've run across an odd myth about fictional characters here on good ol' deviantART:  If my character isn't a Mary Sue then I've definitely written a good character.  Sadly, this is not so.  A Mary Sue (see here for more) is just a specific kind of bad character.  Not all bad characters are Mary Sues.  It would be like saying that since the movie you made isn't Birdemic or The Room, it's a good movie.  Erm… that's not quite the case.  Maybe your skills are only OK.  What's a budding writer to do?
Making a good character is a lot more complex than just avoiding
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Run the Gamut: A Way to Flesh Out Your Character
First of all, I freely admit that what I say isn't gospel. I am a total amateur at art and writing. I've learned everything that I know via the internet and a few drawing books. It's just that I appreciate all of the tutorials here on dA that have helped me out, and I want to put a little bit of my own methods back in.
Is your character feeling a little bit stilted?  Do you want to find a way to flesh him out a bit so that he'll be more three-dimensional?  Well, here's an activity to get you started on the right path.
I call this activity Running the Gamut .  
Everyone feels the same feelings.  Everyone feels happy, sad, angry, afraid, in love, etc.  This activity is a little bit like those character info sheets that you may have filled out, but this is different.  You don't have to write your answers down (though it really can't hurt), but you should know these answers really well.  In this activit
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Aim for Boring: My Approach to Character Design
First of all, I freely admit that what I say isn't gospel. I am a total amatuer at art and writing. I've learned everything that I know via the internet and a few drawing books. It's just that I appreciate all of the tutorials here on dA that have helped me out, and I want to put a little bit of my own methods back in.
If you were to look at my (currently small) gallery, you'd notice something: all of my character designs are done on a white or simple gradient background. Everyone is wearing a plain t-shirt and the same pants and shoes. Most don't even get the luxury of a full body shot. It can be pretty boring.
Why Do That?
Unlikely though it may seem, this is one of the key parts of my character design. I can't design a character all in one go, it takes quite a few drawings to cobble a rough draft together. By keeping the clothes and background bland, I don't have to worry about them at all. They're just placeholders. By doing this, I can focus solely on one part, u
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Profile Pic: Making A Character Profile Sheet
First of all, I freely admit that what I say isn't gospel. I am a total amateur at art and writing. I've learned everything that I know via the internet and a few drawing books. It's just that I appreciate all of the tutorials here on dA that have helped me out, and I want to put a little bit of my own methods back in.
Once upon a time, I ran out of things to complain about.  And so it was with a heavy heart that I hung up my tutorial-guide hat forever, never to be heard from again…
Just kidding, my life just got massively complicated for a year or so and I didn’t have the time to write anything.  I doubt I’ll ever stop complaining.  It’s for your benefit.  I promise.
Now, how about we smoothly segue into the topic of character profile sheets?  For the sake of this guide, I’m talking about sheets in which people include an image of a character they’ve made, along with a slew of information about the character, includi
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A Fresh Start: 19 Cliches You May Want to Avoid
First of all, I freely admit that what I say isn't gospel. I am a total amateur at art and writing. I've learned everything that I know via the internet and a few drawing books. It's just that I appreciate all of the tutorials here on dA that have helped me out, and I want to put a little bit of my own methods back in.
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“Greetings, human writers.  It has come to the attention of Planet Zorgaborg that you humans have been abusing terrible clichés and tropes for far too long.  We pirate your Earth TV shows, movies, books, and more for entertainment, and we demand better from you!  Therefore, we have abducted one of your delicious tutorial writers to speak on our behalf.  Should you fail to meet our demands by the end of the upcoming Earth year, we will, *ahem*, ‘nuke the sh!t out of your planet.’  Farewell, and tread lightly, humans.  We are not to be toyed with.”
Well, this isn’t quite how I
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The Toolbox: 19 Tips and Tropes I Enjoy Seeing
First of all, I freely admit that what I say isn't gospel. I am a total amateur at art and writing. I've learned everything that I know via the internet and a few drawing books. It's just that I appreciate all of the tutorials here on dA that have helped me out, and I want to put a little bit of my own methods back in.
If you’re a regular reader of mine, you might think that I’m an overly negative person.  The truth is that I’m really not.  It’s so easy to get passionate over things that you dislike that you forget to remember the things that you do like.  I don’t make these guides because I think that deviantART is full of bad writers.  I make these because I think that deviantART is full of constantly improving writers with limitless potential.  But I understand that I can seem a little overly negative at times when I only get on your case for doing things that I don’t like.
This brings me to a new resolution
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So,I am writing just to write.How ya doin' ,guys?Im doing well.

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Serina Arencibia
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I'm kind of a good artist...I dont know...
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