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Charon's redesign process - Opinions wanted! by SailorMoonAndSonicX Charon's redesign process - Opinions wanted! by SailorMoonAndSonicX
Edit: Here is the finished one:
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~Pointless rambling - you may skip this part to get to the more important point, if you wish~
Yeah, I decided to tweak Charon's design a bit again (been sort of wanting to for a while). While I'm mostly happy with her current design, there are still some things I've been wanting to fix up. Unfortunately I have poor imagination The only thing that I have really been wanting to change was her shoes; they were too much like Sonic's. People have suggested changing her species, or making her looks different from Sonic, but while hedgehogs are overused in the Sonic fanbase, I want to have at least one, and that's her. I also don't really want to make her look drastically different from Sonic and the other official hedgehogs.

I'm really aiming to keep Charon's design quite simplistic; giving her bangs, markings, and anything too detailed just doesn't suit me, and frankly, I don't think it fits her character either. So coming up with a simple yet somewhat original design is difficult for me. Yes, I am going for originality to some extent, but I'm not going overboard by trying to please others with her and do anything I don't want to. If people don't like her, that's their opinion. It's my character; not theirs.
~Rambling ends here~

About six hours of coloring & messing around and I finally have a better result! :dummy: Still having troubles deciding on things, though. :XD: One of these may or may not be the final design.
Here is her current design to compare:
Here are the finalized changes:
-less prominent eyebrows, set higher above her eyes
-lowered the eyelashes a bit
-new shoe design (still pending, may change to something else)
-less baggy cuffs on gloves

And yes, the color pallet is all the different colors I tried for the shoes, but the ones I have picked seem to fit the best. ^^ I'm a terribly indecisive person. xD

I'm still looking for your opinions on these, but this time I'm breaking down the combination with the ears and just doing the quills instead. The ears I can figure out for myself well enough. XD I like how the quills are right now (the long quills on the right), and I may stick with it no matter what opinions I am given, but I would still like to know.

Please, do not just give me comments like "Cool," "Awesome," "Nice picture," or anything like that. I don't mind you giving those comments on anything else I do, but it won't really help me with this particular drawing. I want your actual opinions, please. I would appreciate it. ^^

:la: TELL ME WHICH QUILL STYLE YOU LIKE THE BEST! :la:
-medium (left) 1
-short (center) 2
-long (right) 8

Also, feel free to give me your opinions on anything else! :D

Sonic and all related characters are (c) SEGA/Sonic Team, 1991-PRESENT.
Charon the Hedgehog and sketch belong to me, *SailorMoonAndSonicX
Please, do not steal, copy, alter, repost, or use in any way. Thanks! ^^
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:iconaho4464:
AhO4464 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
What's wrong with being drastically different?
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SailorMoonAndSonicX Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Meh, it's just not something I want to do with Charon. ^^; She's always looked somewhat like Sonic, and I can't picture making her too much different than what she is. I'll happily do it to all my other characters, but I can't bring myself to do it to her.
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AhO4464 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
I would never ask you to change Charon.She's too perfect!
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SailorMoonAndSonicX Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
D'awww, thank you~
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AhO4464 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
If only me and my characters could talk to her in person though.
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pepenaman Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Student General Artist
Well, IMO, the long quills suits her the best, since she was raised in the wild, it's the most possible result of that, and even if now she's trying to be more civilizated, I guess she won't like to take off her long bangs for sure. ;P
Also, I like her look with long bangs~ :love: It just makes her look so cute~:heart:
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SailorMoonAndSonicX Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That makes sense that her quills would be long because she lived in the wild and let them grow. :D
I like her long quills the best as well~ ^^
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pepenaman Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Yeah, it's like Tarzan (lol) Even if he tried to learn how to be civilizated, he never took off his long hair (and I hope Disney never do that ^^;) And with her is the same, just adding the fact he's way cuter with them~:love:
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SailorMoonAndSonicX Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, Tarzan. XD That's the second time you've mentioned him to me, I think. :XD: But that's true~
Thanks again! :D
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pepenaman Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Hehe, yeah. XD Actually I mentioned him while I was comenting about how Charon looks kind alike of Tarzan :XD: (Not in appearance, just in history ^^;) And everything went into laughs :rofl:
You're welcome!~ ;P
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SailorMoonAndSonicX Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I remember that. XD
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ShadowedLove97 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Student Writer
I like the long style the best. It suits her.:)
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SailorMoonAndSonicX Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Same as I thought! ^^ Apparently, it's the most popular, too. XD
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GamerPrincess42 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think she looks adorable! ^^ I must draw her sometime. :)
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SailorMoonAndSonicX Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! Aww, really? :blush: You don't have to do that! ;w; I'm glad you like her. ^^
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GamerPrincess42 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! And yes, really! ^^
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SailorMoonAndSonicX Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, thank you again. ^^
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GamerPrincess42 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! ^^
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SailorMoonAndSonicX Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:aww:
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thegrayabyss Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Variant 3 is my favorite :)

Because while she has quills like all hedgies, she still retains originality. Plus I think longer hair/quills fit her much more as opposed to the shorter quill design :)

I quite like her shoe design now :D Looks much better than the previous shoe design I saw from her :)
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SailorMoonAndSonicX Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Really? You think the longer quills are more original? I was thinking the shortest quills were the most original, but I find the long ones to be fitting as well. :aww:

I am much more happy with the shoe design, and I'm glad you like it too. Thanks! :D
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thegrayabyss Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes because while Silver has long quills his are ALWAYS hanging up while Charon's hang down low. And Amy has short quills so that's why long quills would be better for Charon :)

And you welcome :D
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SailorMoonAndSonicX Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, good point! :aww: Thanks for pointing that out~!
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SparDanger Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I rather like the long quills.
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SailorMoonAndSonicX Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Same here. Thanks for your input~! ^^
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SparDanger Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad to help! ^.^
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SailorMoonAndSonicX Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:aww:
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MarioSonicMoon Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I kind of like the short quill but I like the long one better because she really stands out. It takes lots of time to think of a design of your character. As long as you think your character design is as good as it is, your character, Charon will be fine. And I know I need to check on my characters, Athena and Lord Akami to see if I need to makes some improvement on them. But anywhere, keep it up on you're artwork. :)
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SailorMoonAndSonicX Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Shortest and longest quills were my favorites as well, but I liked the longer ones better, too. It does take a lot of time to design and develop characters. I've been doing that with Charon for a few years now, and only in the past year has she really started getting well thought of. Even the slightest improvement helps over time; just don't go overboard by turning your characters into something you don't like, okay? ^^ And thank you very much. :)
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MarioSonicMoon Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Don't worry, I won't change my characters. And you're welcome.
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SailorMoonAndSonicX Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool~
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SonicANIMEfan Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
IMO, I think the longer quills suit better, they just look like they fit to her here. as for the ears, well we're not talking about a bat, I'd say short
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SailorMoonAndSonicX Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't generally go for large ears for hedgehogs myself, but it helps for making a litle bit a variation to characters. Like Pachamach (however it's spelled) from Tikal's Echidna tribe--he had a furry muzzle. Most likely I won't go with the large ears anyway.

For the quills, I prefer the longer one's as well. Thanks for your opinion~!
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SonicANIMEfan Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
no problem, there anything else about her you're undecided on?
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SailorMoonAndSonicX Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
There was before, but I think I've managed to decide on a final design. Currently I'm shading it.
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SonicANIMEfan Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
oh? what other things were you thinking about with Charon?
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SailorMoonAndSonicX Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Just shoe and glove designs, but I've got it now. :D
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SonicANIMEfan Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
i dare to ask, shoes or heels
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SailorMoonAndSonicX Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Shoes, definitely. Heels aren't something that really fits Charon's character.
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IrmaTH Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I like second one :3
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SailorMoonAndSonicX Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay then! C:
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alvarobmk123 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
well, i don't care how Charon should be, she will be nice how you draw it, but, if I have to choose...

Medium quills and normal ears then :)
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SailorMoonAndSonicX Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad to hear that! :D

Haha, okay. ^^
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alvarobmk123 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
thanks and you're welcome! :)
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SailorMoonAndSonicX Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
^^
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alvarobmk123 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
:aww: :hug:
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SailorMoonAndSonicX Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:aww:
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Unichrome-uni Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Student
cute
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SailorMoonAndSonicX Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :aww:
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CNWsonikkufan Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This was so hard to decide :XD: I always loved her quills the way they were so I say long quills and large ears ^u^
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