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    Character Design Challenge Critique

    Hey all!
    I decided to have a go at the Character Design Quarterly monthly challenge. The brief is 'Candy People'. Do you think this reads well?
    Any feedback/tips you have to make it better please lay it on me! Still working on my digital art skills...

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    I don't look at this and immediately see a candy person. Look at examples of candy people online; they're vibrant, colorful, and are strongly representative of the candy they're based on.

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    The Candyland game is my favorite example of this, but there are tons more online. If you're going to add a background, it could follow those same principles as well.

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    Thanks, yeah I was worried about this, which is why I made the colour scheme more pink and yellow. I will work on this, thank you!

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    He needs more of a body, right now he is a head, arms and legs attached to some weird bloboid.

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    Agreed study real thing Andrew Loomis and Proko is good place to start for anatomy as you need to be able to draw realistically, in order to stylizing things successfully, nothing wrong with experimenting though

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    No problem! You're nuking the few colors you do have on him with those grays though. Before you work on a finished drawing, why not do some full-bodied predatory sketches of the character you want to make? Front, back, side, etc. If you already have that, those would be helpful to look at here too.

    The issues with anatomy can be fixed, it doesn't really look like his head and limbs are attached to his lump of a body, but if the design doesn't work you'll still have those issues after you fix them.

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    This is all really useful feedback, thank you all so much!

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