I've been getting commissions over the years with SOOPER SPECIFIC MARKINGS and DON'T FORGET THE (extremely intricate design)!! These are not the easiest things to draw, and it can be hard to get consistent art with a ton of details and colors. There have been times where I've had to apologize and say no, because the design will be difficult to interpret or draw correctly, or because I don't have enough colors to properly represent 50 shades of rainbow.
The best, most memorable designs? Simple, but well-composed.
So! I am thinking about taking commissions for redesigns/model sheets. I, too, was once guilty of so much sparkle. Like so: http://www.furaffinity.net/view/142738/
This would be:
-Adapting special snowflake patterns to be easier for artists to draw, and for the commissioner to get consistent work from.
-Removing or changing colors that distract from the design. Even with more exotic colors, making them harmonious or limiting the number of them to something easier to replicate and draw consistently.
-Building wardrobes and exploring body types that reflect uniqueness rather than relying on eyebleedy colors.
-Removing over-fur tattoos, possibly substituting with other methods of dying or body modification.
I realize that we do live in design fantasyland. But I feel like a lot of people dip their designs in rainbows and glowsticks because they're either mimicking another character that they like, or because they want to stand out. In a sea of multirainbowneon, we all glow the same.
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