Character Designs

Adam Cooper
Adam Cooper

What makes a good design Sup Forums? What is it that makes you think this character is appealing and do you value a good design over personality?

Also post good character designs.

Caleb Russell
Caleb Russell

In an animated medium, a good design 40% of character's personality.

Generally speaking, a bad character design is one that relies excessively on minor details to make a character recognizable/appealing/characterful. For example, I'd say the character in your pic has a bad design if it's meant to be animated because its only noteworthy feature is huge twintails and nothing else.

Owen Bell
Owen Bell

Belts and zippers.

Levi Hernandez
Levi Hernandez

A short skirt from all angles.

Bentley Fisher
Bentley Fisher

Don't you have a 10 year old game project to finally finish Tetsuya?

Jace Wilson
Jace Wilson

I disagree because I think a huge part of Junko's recognizability also comes from her colors and clothing.
I do see where you're getting at though. Lain for example has very small traits but is also very uniquely identifiable.

Aaron Rodriguez
Aaron Rodriguez

A good design is one that is aesthetically pleasing and compliments a character's writing. Both design and writing are extremely important and each of the two suffers if the other is deficient.

Carter Brooks
Carter Brooks

All female characters in the main cast should have identical face shapes but different sized boobs in order to appeal to as many people as possible.
Their hair color should be color coded based on their archetypes, and the cool or tsundere one should have tsurime.
One girl should wear pantyhose/stockings and only one.
They absolutely must blush at all times.
Fuck nostrils.
White skin for girls by default.
Middle bangs or a strand of hair that goes between the eyes without covering up the eyebrows.

Sebastian Wright
Sebastian Wright

One girl should wear pantyhose/stockings and only one.

Other than that, this man is correct.

Gavin Flores
Gavin Flores

This, but I also think that it should be somewhat realistic. For example a lot of harems have clothes that are painted on the girls, I don't like that.

Mason Thomas
Mason Thomas

Exactly. Every girl should wear pantyhose, not just one of them.

Josiah Jones
Josiah Jones

I fucking love sadistic blonde psychopaths

Leo Phillips
Leo Phillips

All girls in Dangaronpa have good design.

Jason Kelly
Jason Kelly

God-tier taste.

Andrew Rogers
Andrew Rogers

Your waifu is dead, tho. Shitty taste.

David Bennett
David Bennett

they keep dying on me for some reason

David Clark
David Clark

I'm just joking, user. I hide my pain under a thick layer of irony and shitposting.

Joshua Lopez
Joshua Lopez

All

Jonathan Carter
Jonathan Carter

All.

Kevin Long
Kevin Long

Please, Monomi is wearing a fucking diaper.

Jose Gomez
Jose Gomez

Ya'll niggas ain't got nothing on this

Lincoln Scott
Lincoln Scott

Also post good character designs.
Anything from [email protected]

Landon Brooks
Landon Brooks

Looks fucking generic.

Charles Morris
Charles Morris

Mishiro is simple as all hell but I would make her into an honest woman.

Ian Cox
Ian Cox

Rin
Generic

Complicated = good design.

A simple and unique design is good enough for me.

Ryan Campbell
Ryan Campbell

Koume is /fa/ as fuck

Elijah Carter
Elijah Carter

Complicated = good design.
I didn't say it was bad or said that complicated is good though. Just said Mishiro was simple. She's just a black haired chick in a skirt/pants suit.

She's still beautiful though.

Ryan Brown
Ryan Brown

Fucking generical, you couldn't have come with something worse honestly

Bentley Smith
Bentley Smith

You. I like you. Come over to my place and get hella stoked.

Ryder Taylor
Ryder Taylor

How the fuck is she not generic? Is this gonna be another thread about character design that just ends up being anons posting the girls they find most attractive?

Cooper Jones
Cooper Jones

Good chara design is the design that excels in sex appeals; good enough to become a meme.

Xavier Morales
Xavier Morales

What makes a good design Sup Forums?
Whether or not I want to fuck it.

Ryan Carter
Ryan Carter

That's what they all are
Character design threads are shit

Carson Davis
Carson Davis

Kiznaiver has top tier designs

William Brown
William Brown

Thank god that fucking annoying cunt is dead

Jacob Green
Jacob Green

I agree wholeheartedly. I fucking love the outfits in that show.

Gabriel Lopez
Gabriel Lopez

le edgy fukboi
le edgy fukboi
le edgy fukboi with glasses
beta stuttering dumbass
le quirky and unpredictable gurrl
le kuudere
le kuudere with glasses
generic schoolgirl with what the fuck am I even doing here face

Cooper Morris
Cooper Morris

le

Please stop posting immediately and do not start again until you have lurked enough that you feel you have completely familiarized yourself with the way this board operates. I would recommend at least a year to two years.

Alternatively, consider suicide.

Michael Morgan
Michael Morgan

CURVES

HOURGLASSES

PEARS

SMOOTHNESS

CHEST

HIPS

Colton Allen
Colton Allen

I want the girls to have dicks

Dylan Robinson
Dylan Robinson

Not every girl. There needs to be someone who doesn't and wears something shitty so she can be worst girl by default.

Jonathan Young
Jonathan Young

For me it's personality + artstyle + one or two details in outward appearance.

Jayden Reed
Jayden Reed

I think Megumin's design is really well done and a big reason for her popularity. The hair style, which doesn't look quite right when her hat is off because of those sideburns, suddenly becomes a selling point when you add the oversized hat to balance the proportions. Normally the number of accessories she has would be overdoing it, but it works given her eccentricity. To finish it off they manage to get sex appeal out of a no curve body by showing off the delicious collarbones with a top cut that also fits with the medieval setting of the show so it isn't just blatant service. Good stuff.

Gabriel Kelly
Gabriel Kelly

Agreed. Anya being the best.

Christopher Barnes
Christopher Barnes

collarbones
This man knows.

Aiden Smith
Aiden Smith

Her popularity is her personality and gimmick taking off in combination with her design

That dime a dozen chuuni visual novel design is nothing special on it's own

Ian Ward
Ian Ward

Kikko's witch form from ConRev is a really neat design with some interesting colors. I like the asymmetry and use of patterns a lot.

This design is really charming.

Christopher Allen
Christopher Allen

You couldn't have chosen a blander girl.

Jonathan Moore
Jonathan Moore

Behead those who speak ill of Megumin.

Daniel Brooks
Daniel Brooks

She reminds me of Akko from LWA.

Elijah Butler
Elijah Butler

Like so

Alexander Morris
Alexander Morris

I just love blondes with blue eyes.

Christopher Cox
Christopher Cox

non fetish thread gets turned into a fetish thread
Sup Forums gets treated like /e/ 2.0 and it's pretty tiring after a while. It's like half the people here don't realize there's a whole board that caters to the content they want.

Brandon Watson
Brandon Watson

The silhouette test is usually a good measure. Doesn't mean a character will automatically be good just because they're more recognisable, but it does create someone less generic and more memorable.

Nolan Clark
Nolan Clark

Simple, incorporates the character's central motif and has room for alternate clothes while still being recognisable.

John White
John White

Is right the guy from Phantom World?

Christopher Cook
Christopher Cook

I think is the chuunibyou one.

Angel Baker
Angel Baker

Many people here will talk and give excuses till their blue in the face about how "good" or "interesting" a girl/design/show/whatever is when in reality their loins or obsession with girls do all the thinking, whether for a long period of time or on a season by season basis

Nathaniel Torres
Nathaniel Torres

I would touch that junk if you know what I mean.

Nathaniel Butler
Nathaniel Butler

Give them twintails and ZR and that's top-tier right there.

Isaac Richardson
Isaac Richardson

everything about her is god-tier.

William Miller
William Miller

I don't think design is an exact science like math where you can dissect everything and understand the underlying mechanics. Aesthetics is more nebulous apart from certain factors like particular colors not matching very well, etc.

Luis Foster
Luis Foster

Nomura isn't working on it anymore.

Cooper Thomas
Cooper Thomas

If you can still recognize the character even when it's thumbnail sized then it's a good design; if you can't make heads or tails of what the fuck you're looking at from a thumbnail then it's a bad design.

Good examples: Goku, Phoenix Wright, Mickey Mouse, Kamina, Cloud Strife

Literally everything else is stylistic choice.

Designing a character to compliment their nature is simply common sense.

Lincoln Collins
Lincoln Collins

its only noteworthy feature is huge twintails and nothing else.
It's a bad design choice to give someone one defining feature instead of shitting on a character with so much shit you can't even recognize them

Mickey mouse is a bad design because his only noteworthy feature is his huge mouse ears and nothing else.

Oliver Hill
Oliver Hill

weak bait, man

David Hall
David Hall

There is nothing stand out about her design. Mage/witches with oversized hats are a dime a dozen.

Lincoln Anderson
Lincoln Anderson

He's talking about KH3

Thomas Diaz
Thomas Diaz

Well this painted nails slut isn't good that's for sure.

Jason Jackson
Jason Jackson

That wasn't announced almost a decade ago.

Dylan Hall
Dylan Hall

Megumin is an interesting example, at first I wouldn't call it a simple design because it simply has too much stuff. She's overdesigned as fuck like someone trying way too hard to be interesting, but that's the brilliant part because it perfectly fits her character as an immature chuuni.

Parker Jenkins
Parker Jenkins

It was actually. You know the ending with Sora and a message from Micky pretty much confirmed a KH3 (as well as the the 5 spin offs between then) and that game came out late 2005 in Japan and over 2006 across the globe.

Nathan Lee
Nathan Lee

Now I'm rock hard.

Aiden Foster
Aiden Foster

Magi has some top tier designs, especially the djin equip ones.

Robert Edwards
Robert Edwards

Junko's design isnt even close to just that though

Owen Jones
Owen Jones

I think art style matters a lot though. The Junko you've posted basically doesn't look like Junko just because her eyes lack Junko's craziness that become obvious at a single glance of her official design.

Jose Scott
Jose Scott

She's still very recognizable
Hair, clothes, tits, hair accessories are all instantly recognizable as hers

Jayden Cook
Jayden Cook

It lacks her most definin trait though. D E S P A I R

Austin Martinez
Austin Martinez

Why are her tits bigger in the anime?
Aoi too

Logan Jenkins
Logan Jenkins

Are really though? They aren't exactly small in the game version.

Asher Morris
Asher Morris

They're definitely smaller

Daniel Rodriguez
Daniel Rodriguez

In anime?
Does it make my dick erect? It's good character design. Does it not sexually arose me? It's bad character design.

Jonathan Fisher
Jonathan Fisher

A best.

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