Sachawon Character Design

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: $550
  • Entries Received: 52
  • Winner: hyde100391

Contest Brief

Hello artists!

My name is Angus and I want to start a streaming channel. This is to be my first attempt at the venture and I've been captivated by the Vtuber Phenomenon, anime-style personas that act as an avatar for streaming, videos and other virtual entertainment. However, the character I have in my head needs to be more defined before I want to commit to commissioning a model and get it rigged for Vtube Studio. If this ends up being a success I'd be willing to continue working with some of you in the near future for things like channel banners, stream assets and the actual Vtuber model itself. As it stands, I'm mostly concerned with crystallizing the character design that I have in my head into something that could be a vtuber model.

I have attached some images that give a little better of an idea of the character design I have in mind. The character is to be called Sachawon [Lost Boy], "Sachawon" literally meaning "4th Dimension" in Korean. The word is often used to describe someone that is unusual but endearing. The character gets himself lost intentionally because he doesn't fit in anywhere, as a means to encounter new friends and experiences - context for why he streams and to tie in with his name.

I'm leaning toward a more grounded, less gimmicky character design that that can stand out among other streamers, but something definitively masculine and capable of being playful.
I'm imagining a young man in his early 20's possessing:
Tanned skin - dude spends a lot of time outdoors.
Lightly muscled - the physique of a swimmer
Gold ear piercings
Green/teal/blue eyes with a matching jade necklace. Something like a magatama or a matau
Dark/curly/unkempt hair - this is a style that doesn't show up a lot in an anime style often. The referenced images each show an example of something that I'm leaning towards.
A yellow, form-fitting, long-sleeve shirt or something similar
I'm not completely sure with where to go with the lower body. I'm currently imagining something akin to street fashion cargo pants or a slim-fit pair of jeans but still not sure. Similar situation with shoes. Not a fan of weathered clothing.

Let's see what we can make happen! If you have any questions, please feel free to email me.

Some of my inspirations for this character are the following:
https://www.artstation.com/artwork/8KbJx
https://haldrauve.tumblr.com/post/59606768374/i-want-to-tape-komaedas-mouth-shut-and-then-make
https://twitter.com/AlzzziMi/status/1322991288749187072?s=20

I have no desire to copy the designs of any other company or group in any way. I want the design to be 100% origional.

Thank you!

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  • orrlov
    orrlov
    • 11 months ago

    feedback please #54

    • 11 months ago
  • mkrathod51
    mkrathod51
    • 11 months ago

    Yes same question as amandeep S are you open for new character designs?

    • 11 months ago
    1. sachawonlostboy
      Contest Holder
      • 11 months ago

      The competition ends in just over 4 days at the time of this comment. It ends when it ends. If you still wish to submit a design, please - by all means. I look forward to any and all potential submissions.

      • 11 months ago
    2. mkrathod51
      mkrathod51
      • 11 months ago

      Ok thanks..i know the some of designer in this contest they are amazing artist .no dought you blown away with the quality of works..still want to participate thanks!

      • 11 months ago
  • adsingh13
    adsingh13
    • 11 months ago

    Are you accepting new designs or selected the winner already ?

    • 11 months ago
    1. sachawonlostboy
      Contest Holder
      • 11 months ago

      Apologies for the late reply, the joy of time zones.
      The winner has not yet been selected. I've been blown away with the level of quality that others have submitted so far, and I'm still not completely decided. If you still wish to submit a design, go for it.

      • 11 months ago
  • fatimayounus
    fatimayounus
    • 11 months ago

    Working on it!

    • 11 months ago
  • alitblaul
    alitblaul
    • 12 months ago

    Sounds great, please pay attention for stealing artwork

    • 12 months ago
    1. alitblaul
      alitblaul
      • 11 months ago

      You can use google image search, or yandex.com upload your image then you'll find the similar image or copy

      • 11 months ago
    2. polocruzbruno
      polocruzbruno
      • 11 months ago

      Right click on the image and "search image in google"

      • 11 months ago
  • rondonh
    rondonh
    • 11 months ago

    Greetings, the extension of the illustration serves you in sketcbook?

    • 11 months ago
  • nugrahanugraha
    nugrahanugraha
    • 11 months ago

    Dear contest holder please asking the contestant to submit their sketch to avoid stolen/copy image from google.

    • 11 months ago
  • ziefatweb
    ziefatweb
    • 12 months ago

    Good day, I have a question/suggestion in mind but the description said email you when there is no email add?

    • 12 months ago
    1. sachawonlostboy
      Contest Holder
      • 11 months ago

      Hello there! the site prevents me from posting my email address. I thought that it might be limited to the competition description as I was writing it, but I was wrong and I'm unable to edit the description. I'm sure that you can message me privately though. Do you have a preferred means of contact?

      • 11 months ago
  • elieherbert
    elieherbert
    • 12 months ago

    Hi, a few questions :) 1. Are you asking only for the character design? 2. Or its along with live2d character model design? Once the character design confirmed, I can provide the character with separated layers ready to be rigged.

    • 12 months ago
    1. sachawonlostboy
      Contest Holder
      • 12 months ago

      Good questions. I'm currently after character design at the moment, but I intend to commission a character model specifically for live2D based on what comes out of this competition. The character concept I had in my head before this competition was too undefined and leaned too closely to some of the artwork that had inspired the persona for me to be comfortable with committing to the potentially expensive & time-consuming modeling/rigging process.
      I want to ensure that there will be as few revisions as possible for myself and the artists I commission, if at least for the sake of sanity.

      • 12 months ago
    2. elieherbert
      elieherbert
      • 12 months ago

      Noted. Please wait for my entry :)

      • 12 months ago
  • Alexispap
    Alexispap
    • 12 months ago

    Hi. Very appealing contest. Can you please seal the contest? #sealed

    • 12 months ago
    1. sachawonlostboy
      Contest Holder
      • 12 months ago

      After looking into the pros & cons, the contest is now sealed.

      • 12 months ago
  • BlackJeruk
    BlackJeruk
    • 12 months ago

    please check my other entry #10 if you like it, i will coloring it, i hope you like it

    • 12 months ago
  • jasongcorre
    jasongcorre
    • 12 months ago

    #9

    • 12 months ago
  • jasongcorre
    jasongcorre
    • 12 months ago

    #5

    • 12 months ago
  • WitheMotion
    WitheMotion
    • 12 months ago

    working on it

    • 12 months ago
  • BlackJeruk
    BlackJeruk
    • 12 months ago

    Working on it, please wait

    • 12 months ago

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