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.:How To Draw Guide:.
~Consider~
As you may or may not know, I started drawing in July of 2011 when I was 15. I began with a simple pencil sketch of Danny with an OC Jake, looking off a reference picture. The picture wasn’t full body but by watching enough of the show I was able to draw the rest of the bodies. Now I draw so much better and so much faster, with several years of experience.
• DRAWING: drawing is recording something you see in your mind’s eye onto the paper. Check it line to line. If you’re just starting out, you probably won't be able to see the whole vision at once yet. Go line by line and consider the line’s relationship and proportion to the ones around it. Knowing this is how I went from being unable to draw anything to being able to draw whatever I want. For God’s sake don’t ever use the “shape” method or grid paper. Those will only frustrate you! Art doesn't fit in a box. It flows and is beautiful. Each picture is unique and differen
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.:Song Lyrics Creation Guide:.
~Calling All Lyrics Lovers~
I've written well over 500 song lyrics, probably closer to 600 now. So let’s just say I have a little more experience than most people you will meet. Conveying a story in writing is something that comes naturally to me but sometimes it’s hard for me to get all my thoughts out into a tiny song or poem. So I like to think of it as a fragment or piece of a grander thought; a small tie-in that can add a bit of extra spice, emotion, and depth to your story.
• THEME – your song doesn't necessarily need to fit into one certain genre. It can also be multiple genres; that's okay. But what it definitely should have is some kind of overall statement about it that can be identified by reading or listening to it. Maybe people will need to read it more than once to get the theme but a theme should always be present. Don't make it something so offbeat that you think nobody might get it. The theme should not seem all over the place, because, well, th
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.:Character Creation Guide:.
Creating Your Character
DEVELOPMENT: PERSONALITY
 Focus on personality and interests when making your character and those are the categories that should have the most information because they describe who this person is at a specific point in time, or how they develop over time.
 Try to avoid listing standard things about your character that are super predictable or could describe just about anyone. Add details that show character depth and set them apart from the other characters out there. Certain ones you may want to make more memorable than others.
 Don’t throw too many diverse things into your character. If your character is all over the place, they will easily lose their identity to the reader. Try to focus on a few main interests or skills for your character to highlight.
 Your character should seem as if they could be a real person, no matter the world. They should have a personality easily understood by the reader that allows the reader to
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.:Personality Stereotype NONO List:.
These are the "things" that make people cringe - the stereotypes. The cliches. The things you DON'T WANT TO HAVE.
Male:
1) The bad boy – He’s really tough, usually aloof and pushes people away. Few people actually get the “honor” of getting to know him. He usually has a secret past.
2) The adorkable dude – He’s upbeat and smiley, even though he’s just regarded as average or even a loser by the world. He has a heart of gold and is often the main hero of stories
3) The nerdy dude – Whether getting good grades is in or out, he never fails to get the GPA, do all the research, and ask questions in class. He’s usually into science or math.
4) The jock dude – He can play every sport known to man and be good at it too. He also watches sports, drinks Gatorade, and is a chick magnet for no apparent reason.
5) The weird dude – He’s usually into a lot of random nonconformist music, and believes in aliens and possibly karma. He
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.:Mary Sue Guide:.
~OH ISN'T SHE PERFECT?~
~NO!!~
• MY OPINION: This is what I have gathered based on reading and analyzing all of the major Mary sue-related articles and looking at the tests multiple times. I hate reading, but I do read fast and its character stuff, so it does interest me. I didn't write all this for you or for anyone to say “___ doesn't make a character a sue! What are you talking about?” I typed this for you to know in general how I perceive them and list the traits based off an analysis. I’m not saying all sues have to have these—no, Mary sues are more often than not based off a combination of things, but how they are written is key.
• NO ONE IS SAFE: It typically varies fandom to fandom and most people make their own views of what a sue is or isn't. But a sue can be any character, fandom or otherwise. Unfortunately, any character can become a sue if they are written like one. So watch how you write and be careful to avoid the things mentioned abov
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.:Starting A Novel Guide:.
~Getting Started~
I’m writing this with novels on the mind since I am almost at 30 novels. I have written over 20 additional novella length stories as well with a ton more books on the way. So you could say I know a thing or two about this more than the average person. And it’s about time I made a guide for it! So I hope this thing helps you.
• WHERE TO START: If you are feeling flustered as to where to start writing in your story, DON’T BE! Honestly you can begin anywhere. You can write out of order! I’d say write out whatever scenes you find yourself inspired with and just keep typing till you run out of inspiration. Then add to fill in the gaps and edit where/if you feel the need to. I have never ever EVER written a book in complete consecutive order. So in fact, I encourage it. Writing the scene you are inspired on instead of forcing yourself to write something you're not inspired for just yet will work to your benefit. Readers can tell when writing is
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.:Creating Your Next Generation OC:.
~Next Generation Characters~
• WHAT IS IT: A next generation character is simply just the child of one or more parents who are main generation characters. The simple definition would be that a next generation OC is the kid of so and so. It’s a term easy for me to understand so I haven’t given much thought to people who don't really know its details. Next generation has a lot of possibilities though and if you’ve never made NG OC kids for a story or anything I would suggest at some point in your creative career to try it just for fun. The example I will be using to reference throughout this guide is my character Taylor, who is the child of Danny Fenton/Phantom and Cecelia Hazel-Fenton. (CanonxOC or OCxOC if it’s Aerone).
• ALTERNATIONS: For clarification, next generation is synonymous with the terms new generation, second generation, NG, 2nd gen, next gen, etc. As in, they all mean the same thing: the generation after the “main” generation
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.:Fan Character Creation Guide:.
~Welcome To The Fandom~
• FC VS. OC: All fan characters are original characters, but not all original characters are fan characters. An original character (OC) is basically just the most basic way of saying that this is a character you made. A fan character is also a character that you made, but it’s a title specified to fandoms specifically. OCs don’t need to be in a fandom but you can't call your character a fan character if it’s not in a fandom. I will very rarely use the term FC myself because my OCs, while a lot of them ARE fan characters, they have their own books too and I would just generally prefer calling them OCs. I just felt the need to explain the difference here between OC and FC in case you didn't know.
• FANDOM: The fandom comes before the character. Generally speaking, it wouldn’t be good to have a non-fandom OC and then throw them into the canon universe just like that. They might not work in it. It may involve some hefty changes tr
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.:OC Bio Creation Tips:.
~Valuable Character Bio Creation Advice And Information~
• NONO: The BIGGEST nono for bios is putting something like “unknown” or “N/A” in a bio category of a character. First of all, why did you even include that category in your bio just to pass it up? It’s an eyeroll for a serious writer to see these things in bios. Even if the character or other characters don't know their name or even their age or parents, it should ALWAYS be listed in the bio. These are things that everyone has (unless they are a robot).
• CATEGORIES: I have included a blank bio form with all the categories I find to be necessary when explaining an in depth well rounded character. It’s okay to maybe get rid of some categories for simplicity’s sake but some are obviously necessary. On the other end of things, don't add too much! Bios with too many categories are just as obnoxious to fill out as they are for other people to read!! You want to have a bio form tha
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.:Character Stereotypes To Avoid And Fix:.
~Character stereotypes and how to avoid em~
• WHY: Why are stereotypes bad? They are predictable, boring, annoying, cliché, flat, one-dimensional, need I go on? There’s no advantage to a character stereotype. They water down amazing plots and hinder a mediocre story that could become a great one. I’m not saying at all to avoid predictability so much that your character is all over the place, but, avoid complete stereotyping.
• START: For the sake of simplicity in describing your character to someone else, you may want to use some stereotype wording to paint a quick idea. BUT be careful, and show that your character is more than just that. For example my character Cecelia Hazel is a dumb pretty popular cheerleader with powers. But she’s a kind person who doesn't really get mad. She has powers but she is never a good fighter. She tries martial arts but fails at it. From the assumption of the stereotype “cheerleader” you could assume Cecelia
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.:Finding Your Art Style:.
YOUR Style
• Figure out how you draw first. By this I mean, pay detailed attention to what things you gravitate to when drawing. Like, do you have a tendency to draw very detailed eyes? Do you like to draw round small bodies? That kind of stuff. Keep track of what you are good at and what you need to work on. Your strengths and weaknesses as an artist are what you need to be aware of because they are things that only you will truly know unless you tell the world. For example if you draw very detailed heads but struggle with the rest of the body, maybe a type of cartoon style is best for you and not anime.
• What’s your preferred subject? Are you into realism? Caricatures? Comics? Animals? Anime? Cartoon? Paintings? Know where your passion is. Maybe you don't make a lot of your own characters and prefer to draw fanart, but you find the show style difficult. Keep trying. Maybe tweak the style a bit to suit your strengths as an artist but still keep the character recogni
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.:Traits Missing From Today's Characters:.
~Something’s Missing~
• NOTE: This is a generally speaking list, again, directed at the major characters of stories/books/movies/television of the modern times. I know there exist characters with these traits; I just think they are rare and should be brought more to attention if you're looking to expand your character diversity and add realism.
• Humility: This is the big one that I think a lot of characters are missing. Lots of the mains I see today don't even have a shred of this or if they do it’s forced into them. How about writing a person who’s naturally humble? These people are amazing. They don’t seek to exalt themselves. They give credit to others.
• Pushover: Unfortunately most main characters I see will push back if the world tries to push them down. But this is SO unimaginably unrealistic. I feel like a lot of people wouldn’t, or they’d try and fail. Some people, if pushed around or pushed down to the ground, will stay d
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.:How To Make A Comic:.
• COMICS: Comics are basically short stories told in a more visual way. Even a graphic novel wouldn’t exactly be considered a “novel” because novel is defined by a set word count minimum. If you really have a story you want to write out but can't seem to make it detailed or long enough to be a book, you may want to consider a comic especially if your passion is for drawing and visual things. Making a comic, as I've personally learned, isn’t something you can just go in head first without some kind of plan. I’m not at all a planner so making a comic I could finish beyond one or two pages was definitely a struggle.
• TIME: Making a comic takes time and lots of it. My INVISIBLE comic is sixteen pages plus a cover and it took me about a month and a half to make and that was a bit rushed. Figure if you’re able to work fast, you’ll maybe get ten pages done a month. Mine were full color traditional so if you want to do digital it may take
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.:Creating Superheroes:.
~Your Hero~
• PERSONALITY: Your hero should first and foremost be likeable. He shouldn’t be a static character but instead should have personal dynamics that change and grow over time. Show his maturity. Show him shedding flaws or changing or adapting to them. Show his improvement, a shift in dedication, or social behavior. His character development should not be just as simple as building a skill but should be much more than that. Maybe he’s still developing personal morals and opinions and views. Maybe he needs to get stronger. But don’t take his character development to an unreasonable and unrealistic extreme.
• TRAITS: I more than encourage you coming up with a hero personality that fits your character and you can write well, but if you need some kind of list to inspire you for any reason I will now rattle off as many superhero personality traits as I can. Dedicated, loyalty, moral, honest, humble, brave, optimistic, kind, selfless, appreciative, willi
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Not meant to be offensive. Most pictures were jokes by the artists. 

    Too many cliches.
This is why it is not a good idea to make a character without inspiration. Your character ends up boring and annoying in some peoples eyes. Cliched ocs are usually stereotypical. The worst thing? BACKSTORIES.
EXAMPLES:
(Stereotype) Emily is the blonde chick at school. She always walks around with her two best friends, making snide comments about anyone that is unlucky enough to come across her.

(Cliche on cliche) William is thought to be emotionless. His parents were killed in front of him when he was a kid, and he has been on the run ever since. He is also very skilled at combat. He has white hair and red eyes which match his scary personality. No other information is known about him; including his last name.

    *sigh* Overuse of Japanese words.
   
Do I even need to explain?
EXAMPLE:
Yuki-chan is the school yandere! She is kawaii desu! Don't touch her senpai-sama! She loves her pet neko! NYA!

    Overpowered
    This isn't always bad, but if you are making an oc for a fanbase such as Undertale or Sonic, don't make the character any stronger than the main character(s).
EXAMPLES:
(Fairy Tail) Shanon is an infinity dragon slayer.
(Attack on Titan) Darien ranked #1 in his class.
(Divergent) Gabby is divergent. She switched from Amity to Dauntless and is #1 in her class.

    Related to the stories characters.
This doesn't need an explanation or an example.

    Character Thief/Just plain trash
This includes recolors, and taking ideas from other characters and mashing them together.
EXAMPLE: 

oLion King OC by deidarasgirl795 
Simba after a tan.
MY MLP OC Shady by MalinaIthil

That is literally Sunset Shimmer with braided hair, a different coat, and a different cutie mark.
NEW OC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! by din-of-hyrule

Why would you blind me like this? The colors are too much.
Rainbowtail by Esprit-Arait

Cats aren't supposed to have skittle dipped fur, or rainbow eyes.
My OC is best OC by Nero-Blackwing

This is supposed to be a Sonic oc.
Powerpuff Girl Ilona by Ilona-the-Sinister

Please have mercy. 
(update) 
I looked at the description for this art and it is the artists character in the PPG style. So that means this is not a PPG oc.
Forbidden Love by LaceWingedSaby

The art is amazing! But... seriously. Titan shifter x Levi.
I'm done here.





  This is not meant to offend the artists. Most of these were made terrible on purpose. If you do not want your art on here, feel free to tell me.
 

Too many cliches.
This is why it is not a good idea to make a character without inspiration. Your character ends up boring and annoying in some peoples eyes. Cliched ocs are usually stereotypical. The worst thing? BACKSTORIES.
EXAMPLES:
(Stereotype) Emily is the blonde chick at school. She always walks around with her two best friends, making snide comments about anyone that is unlucky enough to come across her.

(Cliche on cliche) William is thought to be emotionless. His parents were killed in front of him when he was a kid, and he has been on the run ever since. He is also very skilled at combat. He has white hair and red eyes which match his scary personality. No other information is known about him; including his last name.

    *sigh* Overuse of Japanese words.
   
Do I even need to explain?
EXAMPLE:
Yuki-chan is the school yandere! She is kawaii desu! Don't touch her senpai-sama! She loves her pet neko! NYA!

    Overpowered
    This isn't always bad, but if you are making an oc for a fanbase such as Undertale or Sonic, don't make the character any stronger than the main character(s).
EXAMPLES:
(Fairy Tail) Shanon is an infinity dragon slayer.
(Attack on Titan) Darien ranked #1 in his class.
(Divergent) Gabby is divergent. She switched from Amity to Dauntless and is #1 in her class.

    Related to the stories characters.
This doesn't need an explanation or an example.

    Character Thief/Just plain trash
This includes recolors, and taking ideas from other characters and mashing them together.

EXAMPLE: 

oLion King OC by deidarasgirl795 
...
MY MLP OC Shady by MalinaIthil

That is literally Sunset Shimmer with braided hair, a different coat, and a different cutie mark.
NEW OC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! by din-of-hyrule

I think my eyes just died.
Rainbowtail by Esprit-Arait

Best Warrior Cat oc 2016. (This was made by the artists little brother, so it's understandable.)
My OC is best OC by Nero-Blackwing

This is supposed to be a Sonic oc.
Powerpuff Girl Ilona by Ilona-the-Sinister

Please have mercy
Forbidden Love by LaceWingedSaby

The art is amazing! But... seriously. Titan shifter x Levi.
I'm done here.





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PrennCooder Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Hey thanks so much for faving one of my guides :D I really appreciate it! I hope its helped you in some way. 
If you watch me you'll see that I have tons of other guides coming too! There are many already in my gallery, which I hope you'll check out. Thanks again :) :)
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BluePandasAreAwesome Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017  Hobbyist
No problem! It did help. A lot, actually.
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PrennCooder Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
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Thanks for tha Llama ~ have a super Llama in return !
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MysterysChannel Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the llama! :meow: keep doin that OUTSTANDING art style of yours!!! :happybounce: You truly have a gift...:dummy:
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Thanks for the llama!
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Thanks for the lama 
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Thanks for the Llama dear
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