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Meet Jacqueline by rachelthegreat Meet Jacqueline by rachelthegreat
Color, shadow, and face study for Jacqueline, tritagonist designer. You may have seen her before: [link]

Heavily inspired by Ross Campbell's beautiful women: [link] (I think Ross would do a better job with Jacky than I will!)

I decided this turn around I should have a more diverse cast, since the story's no longer set in the rural backwaters of Virginia. BEHOLD! DIVERSITY. I hope I can do her character justice. It's always difficult to write characters that aren't you. This is probably why most of my comics are just Rachel, Tuna, and strawmen.

Jacqueline is wide where Rachel is tall. They are an exercise in contrasts at first, but they have many things in common, both in appearance and personality.

I may regret the purple in the morning and need to revise these colors. Trying to get everyone in the cast a core color to identify with. Additionally, flesh colors can be hard to calibrate for different devices. But neon colors look good everywhere! So if I start with a monochromatic scheme, then make the highlights and shadows neon pops, things should rock.
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PuzzleBishop Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just something I've noticed and am trying to do my own little lookup on, but black characters almost always are put in purple. So a color change might be good.
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rachelthegreat Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Why is that?

I put her in purple because I thought it'd go nicely with Rachel's pink and the cool color would contrast well with the orange of the third woman in the set.
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PuzzleBishop Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I couldn't tell you just yet because actual school projects are getting in the way of side projects but I've just noticed it's an over used color. Especially the orange/purple contrasts.
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OshunWave14 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I agree with Puzzlebishop- a common color for most black female characters is purple- however, that's not to say there's anything wrong.

For one, purple is my favorite color. :) And I am happy to see you add diversity to your cast. I always appreciate when author's and writers thoughtfully do so.

Sidenote: When I first saw the thumbnail, I thought it was another anthro work of the Lumpy Space Princess from Adventure Time.
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rachelthegreat Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
FUUUUUUUUUUUU--I mean, lumpy space princess was TOTALLY an inspiration for Jacky! Nice catch, you! Heh... heh... huhhhhh...

Ok, I might have to ditch the purple if Jacky's going to get mistaken for LSP.

BUT PURPLE IS SO JACKY. DAMMIT!
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OshunWave14 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
What can I say? I LOVE my cartoons.   O3O

And keep the purple, but add other /change things about your character- like give her a hair another hair accessory, slightly change the style, her outfit- little things like that. :)
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quamp Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
Well, to be honest, I don't think it's possible to create a character that doesn't vaguely resemble another character. Even my own OCs have been accused of being rip-offs of other characters. There's even a meme about this I did for my OCs:
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mgcat989 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Student Interface Designer
I like the purple, it's cool! and very under done. Very pretty.
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