This form works for commissions, art trades, requests, or any possible situation in which I or someone else could be drawing your character.
This form will give me a sense of how to draw your character! Please copy and paste this text into a note or deviation. Highlight and type over the parts that aren't in bold. You can jump back to this form for the links.Important:
Please share as much information as you can think of! The more info you give me, the more easily I can draw your character, and the better the character will look. So non-visual artists, don't think details bother me. You're actually making it much easier and less frustrating.
Premium members (and non-premium members?) can add thumbnails to literature deviations through Sta.sh! This is a great way to incorporate reference pictures. Otherwise just put in links, such as Rose on a height chart with other characters
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Instead of "blue," please say, "a slightly greenish medium blue," "a blue like the midtones of this shirt [link]" or "RGB 60 153 181" Mention shape or anything else I'd need to know.
---> Color Picker
(works with hexadecimal, RGB and HSB)Hair:
Mention color, thickness, length and typical style. Does it cover your character's ears? Where is it parted? If your character usually wears it one way but occasionally wears it a different way, feel free to say so—it gives me more creative license.Height:
Numbers are preferred, but "a bit on the tall side" is okay too.
---> Inch to Centimeters converter
; it can also change centimeters to metersAge:
If your character is 18 but looks like she is only 15 or so, please make note of this. If the difference is significant (2-4 years; much more would mean a genetic anomaly), then please mention which traits (height, baby fat...) give off this impression or I'll get a headache trying to draw the character.Body Type:
slim/average/stocky frame, girlish/womanish/in-between figure if female, athletic/average/wimpy, how thin or fat, feel free to be more specific as necessaryRace:
as in, White, African, Indian, etc.; if a fantasy race please list any notable traitsSkin Color:
Give a hexidecimal code, or tell me how pale/tan. Are there any freckles, and where?Face Shape:
round, thin, square, don't know; cheekbones; baby fatNose:
How large is it, and what shape is it?Mouth:
fullness of lips, etc.Ears:
anything notable?Hands and Feet:
large or small, chubby or elegant, dominant hand (right- or left-handed) etc.Anything Else:
scars, birthmarks, whatever elseGeneral Outfit:
Does she love dresses? Does he wear large shirts? Do the clothes have designs, or are they usually simple and plain? Is there a uniform, and if so, could you describe it or show me a picture?Shoes:
Sneakers? High heels? Socks?Accessories:
jewelry, pierced ears (if so, mention what type of earrings he/she usually wears), scarves, belts, hatsSpecial Accessories:
If your character has any, please give me a picture or a detailed description. Pictures are much preferred. If your little girl has a favorite doll she carries everywhere, mention it here.Makeup
If your character is female (or male...?), then please describe makeup. Taste is more important than exact colors, because women tend to change their makeup day to day depending on what colors they're wearing. Preferences are great (such as blush that emphasizes the cheekbones, eye shadow that doesn't look too unnatural, etc.).Colors Worn:
What colors is your character likely to be wearing? Again, please be specific—"bright, cheerful greens, usually more bluish than yellowish" is much more specific than "green." If you simply say "green," I'm going to assume that your character likes every green that I can imagine.Overall Fashion Sense:
(optional) To an outsider, how do these clothes look? Is there an overall "adorable" feel, or might a different person wonder if your character is color-blind?General Personality:
I want to be able to convey it in the picture; a list of 7 or so adjectives or a short paragraph is about rightMost Common Mood:
Is this character usually smiling, frowning, or staring off into space thinking about philosophy?Hangouts:
in case of a backdrop; if you were looking for him/her, where would you check first?Favorite Activities:
Just list a few. I might end up drawing your character holding a book or petting a cat.Can't/Won't:
If your character can't swim, I don't want to draw her swimming.Profession:
What do they do for a living? If they're too young to work, say so.If there are multiple characters:Note: If you have several characters, please fill out separate forms for eachRelationship with Other Character(s) :
The character's body language will convey this. For example, Jenny ~ (sister) Fred looks out for her, and they love to read books together. Jenny tends to follow him around at times, and he rarely minds. They get along very well despite their age difference.
Then Jenny's profile might say Fred (brother) ~ Jenny loves and idolizes him, and she always comes to him for advice and comfort. She loves to spend time with him whenever possible.Relative Height:
So I don't make anyone too tall or too short (ex. Jenny is just below shoulder height on Fred) If you have a height chart of them all right next to each other... perfect
.Attitude Towards Strangers:
If you're writing this as a deviation, people can use it as a reference for double memes, gifts, art trades, etc. Maybe they'll draw your character meeting their character!Could you...
List any special requests here.
So, yeah, this thing is a little long. However, if you fill it all out, I will not be running back to you later asking "What is her face shape?" or "Is he athletic?" and being unable to continue drawing while I wait for your response. These are the questions I usually find myself asking as I draw a character. Thank you for taking the time to make your picture much better!