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Character Design: Dakota by Spudfuzz Character Design: Dakota by Spudfuzz
Had to make a reference of her for myself for a mini comic that :iconterraset-on-da: wrote for her and her brother. Always knew what she looked like but had to get some outfit ideas down. Will probably revise again but at least it's something to go off of.

Edit The white/blue/brown dress on the left has since been given to SavageFrog to use as I didn't think it worked for the character. Character sheet is pending update.

Patreon.

Her old one page comic:
The Baker by Spudfuzz

Textures: Vintage paper TEXTURE PACK by Knald
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:iconstarman1999:
Starman1999 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2016
Great work. Keep it up
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SAPPHIREMAINECOON Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Cool
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mishihime Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015
This turned out great. :3
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:iconawsomness123:
awsomness123 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
She's so pretty!
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:iconchris-the-sword:
chris-the-sword Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
interesting.

this is a great reference sheet, with good poses, nice different clothing choices, and it also depicts some cool different hairstyles of the girl.
the medieval lettering/old page texture to the background adds to the epiness, and the close up protraits of the girl were good, both the ''front-close up'', and the '''side-face''. they were great.

do you draw knights like me as well?

be reasonable!
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TheDrowningEarth Featured By Owner May 19, 2015
She sure is cute. Outfit 3 is probably my favorite.
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:iconspudfuzz:
Spudfuzz Featured By Owner May 30, 2015
Ah thanks. By no. 3, you mean the one on the far right? :eager:
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:iconthedrowningearth:
TheDrowningEarth Featured By Owner May 31, 2015
Yea
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:icontohka345:
Tohka345 Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
AmazingLa la la la La la la la La la la la 
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:iconspudfuzz:
Spudfuzz Featured By Owner May 16, 2015
Thank you!
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:iconwinds-blade:
Winds-Blade Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, I'm so jealous of all the little details you put into clothing! That's a skill I have yet to master. ^^; Great job as always! Glad I stumbled across your work, it will give me my own inspiration. :)
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Spudfuzz Featured By Owner May 16, 2015
Honestly it's something I'm still learning as well. Following lots of fashion blogs (especially historical ones) on tumblr if you have one helps build up a sort of data bank in your imagination for basic design elements that you can frakenstein together to create something a little new (and or fantasy-ish). Then googling some fabric and textile patterns for ideas like "floral", "geometric", "celtic" helps put it all together.
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Winds-Blade Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's difficult to have the patience for some things, currently, since I am in my final stretch of university. The most detailed character clothing I have concocted doesn't look detailed at all compared to your works. ^^; I guess maybe it's also related to the fact that some of my characters are those I would be drawing over and over, especially those related to a comic I want to work on, so sometimes there is a limit to how much detail I can put into a character's design. ._.
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Spudfuzz Featured By Owner May 17, 2015
I understand. I struggle to find much time for art myself between work and classes. I think it's just a matter of finding a balance that works for you. (And the character personalty as well.) I intend to draw these characters over and over for comics too, but I just happen to really like drawing detail. As long as I can design one solid reference and not need to change it later, It's not so time consuming that it becomes a hindrance. That said, this is probably about as detailed as I'm willing to go concerning consecutive art. If it were a one time illustration I'd probably put in more. :faint:
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Etrenelle Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Student General Artist
She is so pretty~!! >////<
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:iconspudfuzz:
Spudfuzz Featured By Owner May 15, 2015
Thank you! :eager:
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Etrenelle Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Student General Artist
No problem~!!!! *copies the little emojii's actions*
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SGT-Stories Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
What font did you use for this?
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Spudfuzz Featured By Owner May 15, 2015
For the name (Dakota Callahan), the font is called 'Celtic Knots' and the font for the rest of the text is called 'Dungeon'.
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SGT-Stories Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! Cool character, by the way. Too many smooth noses lately, got to have the cute bumpy one ;)
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Spudfuzz Featured By Owner May 15, 2015
No problem. I got the fonts from these two sites, there's more cool fonts like them.
www.dafont.com/theme.php?cat=4…
www.1001freefonts.com/celtic-i…

And thanks! I like to give each of my characters a little something more to distinguish between them. Plus I just like them to look more like average people to make them more believable. ^^;
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:iconsgt-stories:
SGT-Stories Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Most of my characters just look like the most generic person possible. I've not practiced any other way of making them yet. 
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:iconspudfuzz:
Spudfuzz Featured By Owner May 16, 2015
I find it helps if you imagine what they may look like if they were real life people, then draw that back in your style.
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:iconsgt-stories:
SGT-Stories Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't really think of my characters visually. They are a collective of the things they've said and done rather than a face. Good for writing, not so much for drawing. 
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L-MASTER Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Wonderful :D
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:iconspudfuzz:
Spudfuzz Featured By Owner May 15, 2015
Thank you. :)
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:iconugnartworld:
UGNArtWorld Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
So... beautiful character!!
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:iconspudfuzz:
Spudfuzz Featured By Owner May 15, 2015
Thank you. :)
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:iconugnartworld:
UGNArtWorld Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You are welcome
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AilwynRaydom Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
What a lovely ref , sucha lovely character, the details are amazing, I just wish one thing. That I could download or zoom in so I could see all the details better. This is really great! Well done =)
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Spudfuzz Featured By Owner May 15, 2015
Oh, there we go. You can zoom in now. sorry I set it to automatically post and forgot to set the file to the original size. Thank you very much though. :eager:
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:iconailwynraydom:
AilwynRaydom Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
No worries, easy misstake =)
It looks much better now ;)
and you are very welcome.
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