muddle designs

A character design that randomly popped into my head one day. She’s a magical girl who can control fire. She’s always ready for a battle and hates it when she’s talked down to. Especially from older magical girls (as Leoheart is only 13).

As mentioned before, Leoheart can control fire. One of her strongest attacks is “Infer-roar” where she unleashes a pillar of flames from her mouth. It’s also very destructive and she’s advised against using it in crowded areas. Leoheart also has super strength and is best at hand-to-hand combat as she can inflict the most injury to her opponent.

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Heck, even in “realistic” animation, certain movements and stuff are exaggerated or pushed beyond what is physically possible in order to convey tone and performance. sticking to what is strictly “scientific” can muddle the message and design of a pose, action, or even the key idea behind a particular shot or character design.

Yep! one thing I’ve been trying to break away from as my arting continues is being afraid to push poses and expression to unrealistic levels. As long as things just fit the mood rather than look broken/painful nothing wrong with making things not completely realistic. One reason people choose animation and drawn illustrations in general is because they aren’t limited to what really exists. You can only do so much with what really exists without having to depend on special effects!

how to commission a character you don’t have a reference for

Generally when you commission art, if you have some reference image, you can just go “hey, can you draw [this character] doing [action]/wearing [clothing]?” Straightforward.

Naturally it’s trickier if you don’t have a reference, but it’s possible and I’m gonna list off a host of tips and tricks I’ve learned and talk about what I’ve been receptive to when doing character design.

Check below the read more, or feel free to comment what tips you have.

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Muddle Designs needs to get off the ground somehow.

I am not comfortable, however, in taking money donations.

So I’m going to take donations in another way.

If you are interested in helping Muddle Designs, you can donate fabric!

  • Send two yards of fabric (one yard each of two different kinds of cotton print) and you will get the first animal to be cut and sewn from the fabric you donate.

It could be a giraffe, an elephant, maybe even a new animal not yet seen by anyone else!  Meaning you get the first one ever!  (Unless you have a specific animal you want that’s in my pattern library, which you just have to tell me.)

Why one yard each of two different cotton prints?  Because each stuffed animal takes two colors.  So to make you the first animal, I would need two types of fabric.  So choose two that you like together.

If fabric isn’t your choice, or you want an animal that isn’t yet patterned out, you can do a different kind of donation. 

  • Send me Poly-Fil stuffing (or generic non-name brand polyester stuffing,) and I’ll give you a discount code to use in our store.  The larger the amount, the larger the discount.  Just tell me if there’s a type of animal you’d like to see that isn’t there yet, and I’ll work on that pattern.

If you are interested in either of these two donations, please send an email to muddledesigns@gmail.com, and we’ll start the process!

Much thanks!