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Unique Features Tutorial: Pt 2 by jeinu Unique Features Tutorial: Pt 2 by jeinu
Hey! I have two webcomics where you can see this in action: Miamaska and Trial of the Sun. If you liked these tutorials give them a shot!

Check out part 1 here!
and part 3 here!

Part 2: Lady Faces! Sorry I took more than a week! The next one will be next month sometime, keep an eye out for it. Feel free to pass this along to artists who are struggling with this sort of problem. I hope it helps :)

All those characters up there are copyrighted to their respective owners, I do not claim ownership to any of them.

This tutorial series was inspired in part by an article on the TvTropes website. Click there to see more examples!
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Unique Features Tutorial: Pt 2 by ~jeinu Suggesters Words: As an inexperienced artist, this really got me thinking about different ways to make my characters look less like clones, even in a less realistic art style. It's short, a little snarky and a good resource to get started thinking and get out of a rut.
Be sure to check out parts 1 and 2 as well. ( Suggested by NotBambi and Featured by shelldevil )
TheShadowEmpress 6 days ago  New member Hobbyist General Artist
This is really helpful. My OC's look different in my mind, but can't draw them that differently...
I have a question does different shape of the face appear in profile
jeinu 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excuse the late reply but yes. Though you won't get much of the cheekbones informing the shape of the face, you should still see differences between noses, chins, slope and weight of the brow, etc. 
ReyRay Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! These really a lot for amateurs on people hehe :D
ReyRay Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
These really *help a lot :iconfacepalmplz: ughhhh I fail
DANNPAINAPPURU Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconmnrthumbsupplz: .... 
capensis Jan 27, 2014  New member  General Artist
Thank you for this tutorial!
Bantico Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I've never really understood why people use the same face shape + features because they really open up a good way to give a first impression about a character. Want your 13 year old to look more mature? Give her a longer face and fuller lips. Want your 15 year old to look younger? Give her a round face and a button nose.
chill13 Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is such a wonderful tutorial!  I absolutely love the way you've put this together.  Every artist should read this, especially Anime artists.  I don't use Anime/Manga style myself but I like the big eyes and the way they do hair.  However it kind of annoys me that even artists who are extremely talented and obviously do this professionally have characters with identical faces.  I mean even within the confines of the style (big eyes, tiny nose, smallish mouth) there is at least SOME space for variation.  You've done a very good job explaining this and your art is great!  And that you've chosen to do your examples in monochrome with hair streight back and no real pupils forces people to see the differences.  

I may have commented on this before.  I kinda pop in and look at it now and then.
Nuei Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG I'm an inverted triangle abuser! xD Thank you so much for this tutorial! I really want to get variety into my facetypes! :)
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