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Design Tip #1 by Kawiku Design Tip #1 by Kawiku
Just a very quick tutorial I made to help begginer artists to design characters. Actually, this is not really a tutorial at all, just a reference of colors to NOT put directly together if you don't want to hurt people's eyes by making poor color choices. If you have characters with very similar color palettes, you may want to read about the theory of colors to help you at designing characters.

I'm not going to explain the whole theory of colors, since I'm not too good at explaining and there are already plenty of tutorials you can find about it.

So here are two tutorials on colors made by others, containing very useful information that will help you in designing characters and even more:

Unified Color Palette Tutorial by Cpresti How I See Color - A Tutorial by purplekecleon
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ChloeAngelWolf246 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  New Deviant Student Artisan Crafter
OMGOODNESS I really want 7,11,13,16,18,20,and 22.  I really want the, don't judge me :P
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Alextrosaurus Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
They are so ugly and ruined by those colors oh god xD
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crazygurl46 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015  Student Digital Artist
lol i saw the post and thought, "why would she color something so bad??" but then i read what it was about XD
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Alextrosaurus Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
D; i know that feel oml its such cute lineart
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Bubbles31380 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I really like number 5!
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Kiwiskull Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015  New Deviant Student General Artist
These are very clear tips, thank you for the kind advice c:
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Milkbuds Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
make your oc's how YOU want them!!!!!
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Mushroom-senpai Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015  Student Digital Artist
this is a tip for designing adopts ^^
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:iconmilkbuds:
Milkbuds Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
make your adopts how you want them too????
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Mushroom-senpai Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015  Student Digital Artist
this......wow
this is a HELP upload jesus christ
a tip
so people will have it EASIER to make adoptables people would actualy like and buy
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Milkbuds Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
I actually like quite a few of these
and if people liked these designs, and these characters, let them, but don't follow the "all mighty kawaiku"s word and destroy your adopts and characters because she said they were unappealing. that's her opinion, and she shouldn't have worded it so poorly
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Arsevere Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015  Student General Artist
my goodness kawiku never said any of that

chill bro, it was literally just advice. no one has to follow any of it if they don't want to
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occuIt Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  New Deviant
:thumbsup: i agree 100% the pink blu and purple one is my fav
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BrightPhoenix1 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Well they would be pretty ok if the colors where a little darker and if the colors where blended together 
but otherwise I agree with kawiku 
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occuIt Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  New Deviant
nah i like that shit as it is tbh
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Akishika Featured By Owner Edited Aug 2, 2015
Jezus christ, calm down. It's just a Tip. You don't need to listen to it, but I will.
I agree with Kawiku in 100%, those characters up there are really ugly, good luck with your adopts.
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occuIt Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  New Deviant
some of them are ok tho
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Akishika Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015
I respect your opinion, everyone like other things, I'm just saying that to me, they're all ugly. ^^
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Mushroom-senpai Featured By Owner Edited Jul 25, 2015  Student Digital Artist
hmmm I smell jealousy
Again, she's not telling you don't do this and that
she's trying to help so if you hate her that much just leave her acc be, she's a human just like us and TRIES TO HELP
she's not dissing anyone
she just pointed out how she sees this
because, let's be honest, people will get rid of eye-hurting characters anyway when they "grow up" or change their design/colour scheme drastically
Take a look at the new artists and the senior artists and their character differences

and I really like #11 for example, but I still find this to be helpful, not disrespectful or anything

Also I didn't mean this to turn out into an argument
mostly when it comes to these "famous" artists but you are really being rude here

PS: sorry if this made no sense in some parts, it's almost 4 a.m. and English isn't even my main language so yeah
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ncisfan1002 Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
My thoughts while reading this:

1. Oh this is bad
2. Oh, it's not that bad. Maybe desaturate the yellow a bit
3. It's not that bad at all~ It's used in the right way here. With more red it would be bad
4. Not so much of an eye-burner. I've definitely seen worse.
5. OP! We're delving into eye-burner territory.
6-10. NOPE
11. Oh, it's not too bad. It's kinda cute ouo Though it's like #2
12. NOPE
13. NOPE
14. NO WAY NO
15-24. Nope. Nope. Nope. Nope.
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BirdOfDeStars Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
There are definitely lots of eyeburners in there, but I disagree with some of them.
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MikuTheFennec Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Student Artist
It's not only about eye-burning,but bad color chemes.
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BirdOfDeStars Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Eh, that's basically what I meant. I don't really think bright blue and white are a bad combination at all, provided they're used the right way. For example... this Sky Roll Sushi Dog.  witchpaws.deviantart.com/art/S…
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MikuTheFennec Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Student Artist
You can see that this Sky Roll Sushi Dog has soft sky-colored blue and the white is blending to light blue which makes it look soft-colored and nice. While the one showed above is more like neon cyan instead of bright blue. 
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BirdOfDeStars Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Eh, yeah. I guess you're right. At the very least, the blue and white is still a better color scheme than a lot of the others.
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MikuTheFennec Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Student Artist
Agree.
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bIacksmith Featured By Owner May 23, 2015  Student Digital Artist
i am in love with 25..
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ncisfan1002 Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
There is no 25 XD
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bIacksmith Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Student Digital Artist
opps sorry! i meant 21!!
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ncisfan1002 Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Lel it's fine XD
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catnip5 Featured By Owner May 18, 2015
does anyone else think this is worded kinda mean
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BrightPhoenix1 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Nope
she just tells us what she thinks :3 I think that other people are mean saying this is mean, it's like saying that it's mean to tell other people what they have in mind :3
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Milkbuds Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
:thumbsup:
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Cerulean-Wings Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree. Not all of these are horrible to me. To each their own though. :3
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Moonbunniz Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Euuuughhhh
I keep seeing people saying theyre cute and nothings wrong, but some of them don't match colors and have neon colors.
For me, most of these hurt my eyes but  idk 'bout you guys.
hey that rhymed
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nightshadewolf360 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
But, but, they're all so cute though! I mean, there are a few that hurt my eyes, but most are adorable! :D
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Moopokhry Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Student Digital Artist
These make my eyes want to take a nice vacation. XD they remind me of a lot of characters I've seen too, oh gosh. Honestly though, I think #11 is pretty cute, and I don't see anything wrong with it UvU
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TOKISHTOYS Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
these are so cute! but do hurt my eyes a bit. but most of my characters are very bright!Rainbow Hurl 
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ghost-t0wn Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the one with yellow, blue and white looks good... Blue is too neon tough other then that it looks good
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LaFaerieLove Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015
I kinda want the lines you used xD
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Snows-Sweet-Adopts Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Student Digital Artist
My eyes are broke, none of these hurt my eyes XD
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PixledBMO Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My eyes left me
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MissMisaFoxGirl Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I like a lot of these actually... so I guess I'll join a different contest >.< sorry
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BrightPhoenix1 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Contest?
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MissMisaFoxGirl Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Someone was using this for a contest or something. If I remember correctly this was an example someone used of what colors not to put together.
But I like them.
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BrightPhoenix1 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok
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SunshineChic Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
I like 9 and 11, I don't know why. But they're cute,
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MoonieTamashi Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh lord no.. maheyes.
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RippedMoon Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Red and yellow don't match? but the very character on the cover of the tutorial in the description is red and yellow...
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SubterraneanSunrise Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's not the colors themselves that are bad together, it's their saturation levels which is part of the point of these demonstrations.
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