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August 25, 2013
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Music Based Character Design Series by OtakuRose Music Based Character Design Series by OtakuRose
Kind of a long project name, but it's enough to fully explain my project with you guys. So last year I did this challenge called the 30 Day Drawing Challenge, right? So I decided I needed another challenge to occupy my summer. During my vacation in Peru, I began to imagine the personifications of the music I would listen to, and saved the idea for later if I was up for all the work. It turned out to be the perfect motivation to draw!

So what I did was look through my vast collection of music, and select songs that inspired me the most or gave me a vivid image to go by. I made a little "playlist" of songs to convert into characters, and pretty much fine-tuned the list as I went. Then I'd review the lyrics of the song several times and see how I could interpret them into the character's design. It was a process I repeated fifteen times!

If you want to read more about these characters, visit my Tumblr!
I gave each of them nice descriptions, links to their songs, and in-depth explanations on their designs.

So I hope you guys like them! Even though it was a lot of work, I had lots of fun with them. And got to flew my character designing skills! Now the question is, what am I going to do with all these character designs?
Character Designs (c) Me
All songs belong to their respected owners.
Done with Copic Markers and PrismaColor Colored Pencils, edited on Photofiltre and Paint Tool Sai. Please do not redistribute without my permission.
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Lumary92 Sep 18, 2013   Digital Artist
Haha all these faces look pretty awesome. ^^
My favourite is "The Listening". :3
OtakuRose Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe thank you! :D
Chocoshrooms Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the listening one....the deer girl<3333 She's super adorableee <33

But they're all really really cute and creative<3 good jooooob vuv
OtakuRose Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Why thank you! I'd use any song in the world to be able to have a deer girl in this series xD and I mean any sooong -w-
Aww thanks again! :iconsmilieplz:
FieryDownpour479 Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Look at all of them! :D And hey, you even re-did the guy for "Demons"; I think he looks rather nice! And though I liked the other version of him, I think this new version goes with the song a bit better.
And, like always, I love them all! :D
OtakuRose Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I see them! :dummy: And thanks! I feel like he fits much better to the song too, and fits into the group nicely too! He's no longer the misfit :'D
And yay! Thank chuu! :D
FieryDownpour479 Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yurp! :meow: And chuur welcome! :D
I adore the way you draw eyes. ^w^

Loving all the designs, definitely got some new songs to listen to. ;)
OtakuRose Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! And yay, I hope you like them! :meow:
JessieEternal Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
These are gorgeous!  Love the originality, Monster has to be my favorite!:D
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