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Don't Slap 1,000 Things On Your OC, Please by Iowrie Don't Slap 1,000 Things On Your OC, Please by Iowrie
PLEASE, don't make your OC a walking armory.
Not only will it be extremely bad to look at, it will also make your OC extremely hard to draw.
If you really want to make your OC complicated, at least make some parts of their design optional.

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XxMoonlight-1-WishxX Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
*feels a bit embarrassed because I have this as a habit for some of my OCs*


It depends on what fandom or an original story your OC is going for. Personally, I'm not too big on simple designs because they can be a bit generic for me to look at. So I leave a tiny bit of details because it makes them look appealing. But that depends on what style your OC wears or what story your going for.

But honestly, I have no trouble drawing OCs with a detailed design since I gotten used to it. (and its a fun challenge for me)


Its when they have too much things, it can be too much. But it depends if people can handle some complex designs. Now for mecha robot animes, its necessary because Mecha theme robots will have complex designs if they're not a cartoonish series.


I guess the best way to give them some alternative outfits is to make a character model sheet of different outfits they wear but also, add their simple clothing for others to draw for an option.:)


I love character design so much and I love looking at designs of clothing, so that's why I don't mind some detail designs. (especially if I want to recustomize dolls based off of some of my OCs. I want them to have a pretty design in their clothing )
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Iowrie Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
*It's alright, as long as they don't look like walking piles of assorted things*

Yep. Fantasy and Touhou tend to have complicated designs.

Yeah... When your OC starts to look less like an animal/humanoid and they look more like a walking armory...

A solution that works out for both parties. Nice C:

I do have to admit that detailed designs are pretty nice to look at.
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Iowrie Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
If I remember correctly, the more complicated a model, the more "bones" it has, and it'll be much more harder to move parts of the model around...
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XxMoonlight-1-WishxX Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm actually working on a concept of a Kirby OC, and the only details of her design is just the laces of her dress.

But I'm still going to keep it simple with minor details.


Also, just look at the Wander Over Yonder cast, their designs are also simple and you can draw them without references.:)
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Iowrie Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
In my opinion, that should be a rule of thumb in the character world. Keep your designs simple, but memorable.
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Wolverine51 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2016
Tell that to the majority of DeviantArt.
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Iowrie Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
True. Walking armories as far as the eye can see...
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Wolverine51 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2016
Indeed.
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