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Character Variety Meme by Altalamatox Character Variety Meme by Altalamatox
Edit: Did this again with my younger female leads.

Oh maaan, I had such hopes for catching up on dA stuff and then I spent last night puking up EVERYTHING IN MY SCRAWNY LITTLE BODY and haven't quite recovered. I hope you never have to throw up blackberries. Very unfun. Colorful, though. [/too much information]

SO THIS MEME.

Oh my god, first of all, if you have OCs and any time to spare DO TRY THIS MEME. I highly recommend it, a very good way to get character similarities and differences down and organized and just feels like a nice 'do you even know your own characters' challenge. (Thank you =Fyuvix for the excellent meme!)

That aside, I've always gotten a fair amount of criticism my characters look too similar. I'd like to say now that I hate you people that have told me so but THANK YOU for doing it and for pissing me off and making me drive their designs apart. It is so much more rewarding to see variety in your cast than a bunch of comfort-zone clones. I could obviously push them much farther, maybe one day I'll relax into a more cartoony style and do wild and crazy things to them, but for now I kind of like where they are. I feel like I can be less neurotic about their designs after having done this and proven to myself they're not just accessorized clones.

I'm not gonna do tags but I'd be very interested to see some of my friends give this a try with their peeps!

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Rain-Splash-pony Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
OMIGOSH I love Morgan so much XD.
Seriously though, not to sound creepy, but I've been going through your gallery for like, the past couple of hours. And it is amazing. Your characters seem really well characterized, and your art style is just plain wonderful! And Morgan, he/it is amazing. Ridiculously over-the-top and yet not un-relatable, and just SO much fun to see!
Okay, mini-fan-girl-ism over. :)
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AngHuiQing Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Student General Artist
If your characters ever ever even vaguely looked too similar, I'd just like to say that what first attracted me to your gallery was when I saw a thumbnail of your sketch dumps and I was immediately caught by how many different silhouettes there were. I love the way you draw your OC's and I now especially like Morgan haha! He makes me smile. He's so rebellious here.
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Wednessday98 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
THIS IS SO AMAZING VBAEO SUZHRCJHGVDVBIUGKUHDBIRG........ Your drawings are just so pretty T^T
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InnocentLittleWolf Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Just from this, I think I like Morgan best. But I'd probably feel the same way even if I knew more about them all.XD
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judu1234 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
If i'd have to pick a favorite it would be between Morgan and Benjamin!! I just can't pick one!!!
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covert15 Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is GREAT! I love the way you made the characters interact with each other!
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SiriLOVEijsjes Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Woew. ;3 I love Morgan. ;p <3
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DragonFlame123 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Ohhh!!! How intriguing!
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JuanCharles Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Nice!
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Luna-Wolf-28 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I love Benjamin <3
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Strabius Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Student General Artist
Woah, why have I not seen your art before? Your characters look awesome, and your art style is just... Hot dang! It's amazing! (This inspires me to continue working on my own OCs.) I'm totally :+fav:ing this and :+devwatch:ing you, and I look forward to seeing more of your work. =)
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Foxfireflames Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Morgan cracks me up. It reminds me of two siblings bickering. Awesome meme. xD
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locknessmonster292 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this meme and your characters! Especially the Morgan. Just because he's cool.
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ContraSprite Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
this is a really cool meme and I love your characters! :D
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DragonessDeanna Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Student Filmographer
Every time I see Morgan, I love him more and more... Is fanart out of the question? =)
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Altalamatox Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
Aw! Morgan loves fanart so freaking much, and so do I for that matter. Go for it! <3
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DragonessDeanna Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Student Filmographer
Hee! Yay! I will get to it as soon as finals are over. I've been wanting to draw Morgan for so long now!
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Altalamatox Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
Hey, best of luck with your finals! And we look forward to it! :)
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DragonessDeanna Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Student Filmographer
Thanks! I'll send you a note when it's done. ^^
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Lily-Lyn-Rain Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol! This looks fun!
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SonicJuice Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing! OwO
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rainbowtail101 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
I love your style, it's awesome!
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Karret Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
AHA! I think this is the first thing I saw from you that made me realize I needed your art in my life! |D <3
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Ucaliptic Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great!! i love morgan!
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TwiztedDagger Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
The last two rows of drawings crack me up.
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TwiztedDagger Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
Still adore Morgan! EEK!
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Catherine-Cairo Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Tom has some very dainty fingers. > u>
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Altalamatox Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
For serious. :nod:
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darkspeed54 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool
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CalliScribbles Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
I love Morgan and Cornelius just from seeing this. The silhouettes were epic.
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mad-and-mirthful Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Is it sad that I could tell who was who the moment I saw they're hands? XD
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Altalamatox Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
Woot! I see my cast have successfully hijacked a few of your braincells for useless personal identification, as per orders. I mean. I shall take that as a compliment. :)

(Thanks for the comments, you!)
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mad-and-mirthful Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I'm seriously in love with the Network. If these ever end up books, trust me, I will cherish them all. XD

(Thanks for the responses and art, you!)
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Shantien Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Was able to pick them out at the fourth box. =)
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Foo-Foo-Flower Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your OC's are so dang cool...
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MBlackwood Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Student Filmographer
Two new challenges to myself: attempt these body types as distinct drawing exercises, and fill out this meme for my own characters.

Also, I'm fascinated by Morgan's inability to not jump on Cornelius or set him on fire. Such mayhem is just pure fun to watch. XD
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MBlackwood Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Student Filmographer
XDDDDDDDDDDDDDD I cracked up at all the times Morgan tried to set fire to Cornelius. GORRAMMIT, you shapeshifting twit, leave the poor statesman alone! He gets enough ribald torment from his little sister!

This exercise. I like it! ANOTHER! *smashes laptop on ground*

. . . Oops.
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Canadian-Rainwater Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Professional Filmographer
That sucks to hear about your throwing up, especially when I was about to make a comment about you puking awesome all over this fun-looking meme. I want to do it myself, but alas! Between the resuming of my animation program and games I've been shockingly lax in the art department. In still brightens my morning to see pictures from you in my inbox, though!
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Lady-Tempest Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
Very cool. I'm amused that Morgan wouldn't stay in his box/corner.
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RoseVictoria Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
Your characters make me giggle. I enjoy them greatly <3
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MysticNightAngel Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
I love the way you did this. There's just something about your style and characters that always screams charisma and fun; I truly enjoy all of your work. Everything I've seen is incredibly creative and every time I look at your gallery I'm inspired to do better with my own drawing! All of your drawings just have so much life and personality imbued into every line it's impossible to dislike. I think it's safe to say that you're one of my only art idols, whose work I will always look up to as a high standard I hope to one day reach. Thanks for the hours of fun and creativity, both of which I hope to see more of in the future!
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ElsieNeko Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
Art Muse: THIS IS AWESOME YOU WILL DO IT NOW
Me: But it's 3 AM!
Art Muse: DRAW, BITCH
Me: ...okay...

(Ooh, I had that flu. That was the least fun. Activated charcoal is the best thing ever, will make your tummy feel like nothing was ever wrong!)
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myoneandonly Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Hee! This looks like a great character exercise; I'm pretty pleased to say I guessed them all eventually.

Morgan, however, I got on the first exercise and just chuckled on each subsequent exercise as my guess was confirmed. I love his expression on the last one, GUH. I need to draw that face or something.
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FrostedIceFireBehind Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist
I had them figured out, sort of: *inmyheadspeak* "That old lion guy, the *droolsexydrool* cybernatronicsteampunkwhatever guy, the guy who morphs into a pudgy blue bipedal lizard, and the gender-confused Mephistopheles-wanna be who also is the glop monster from Fern Gully.

See? I *so* know your characters.
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QPendrey Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Student General Artist
I was very tempted to guess "Morgan, Morgan, Morgan, Morgan." Cornelius might have been happier if that were the case . . .
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RivkaZ Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012   Digital Artist
Morgan is trolling hard in this tutorial...
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xxMossfacexx Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I might just do this... And you did amazingly :3 This is AWESOME! Gj =3
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Phageous Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like how Ben can look like he's smiling just from his eyes. Love it.
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MarigoldsThorn Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Student General Artist
<3 It's always a delight seeing your characters and your designs broken down. Also, lol Morgan.

THat said, you certainly have a distinctive style and I think that carries through your work.
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VikingHans Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ANDJSKNGFKJNERKS I HAVE TO DO THIS.
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