Grow Up So Fast — the character design telephone game

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When you're drawing another person's character, it's natural for you to not get them precisely fit to the creator's original vision. A bit too high of a nose, an inch too little hair, a smidgen too many arms, you just can't expect perfection. But what if that drawing you just did... became the new canon? That's how they were drawn forever... until the next person drew them? And then we just did this perpetually? Well, you'll see the results of that hypothetical right here in this very thread!

This is a game! Here are the instructions!

  • Draw a simple illustration of a completely new and original character. We want something no one's seen before, you can get attached to the design later. At the bare minimum, this should be colored and a full body from head to toe, although you really don't need to spend too much time on it.
  • Send the illustration to the next person in line.
  • 48 hours after we start, the next round begins. We might start earlier if everyone notifies me that we've all finished for that round, so watch out for that. If you don't have a design in your inbox by now, make that visible so we can be disappointed in whomever for flaking, and notify the person two ranks behind you to send you the image they made two rounds ago (for this one round only), so that the chain can continue with just one less member. Hopefully this doesn't happen on round 2, or else I dunno what should happen!
  • Here's the tricky thing! Look at the image you got for 1 minute only. No longer than that! Time it yourself and study it real hard. Obviously, I have no way of ensuring that you don't look again, but come on, you'd ruin the fun!
  • Now redraw that character design however you please, like you did for your original design, spending as long as you want (within the deadline of course).
  • Send that to the next person in queue, and the process starts all over!
  • Once you have drawn your character for the final round (there will be as many rounds as there are participants), instead of sending it back to the start of the chain, send that and every other image you've drawn in the game to me. Once I receive everything, I'll begin posting the results!

This sounds fun, you are thinking. If you're not thinking that, too bad, you're thinking it now.

And here are the signups!

These will be shuffled before the game starts, and the current plan is to keep it the same all game, even if that means you'll always get the same person's drawings.

1. Reecer6
2. Sabu
3. Hellis
4. Skulls
5. Fukur0
6. Desichan

This can be played with basically any number of people, but I'll set a maximum of 8 just to not make things too complicated.

The game will begin May 11th, Friday. Maybe sooner if we fill up real quick-like.

We are now in round 6! Deadline is May 23rd, Wednesday, 11:59PM CST.
« Last Edit: May 22, 2018, 09:40 PM by Happy May 22nd! -Reecer6 »

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Re: Grow Up So Fast — the character design telephone game
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2018, 11:21 PM »
MEEE PLS

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Re: Grow Up So Fast — the character design telephone game
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2018, 12:20 AM »
I'll give it a go~

Re: Grow Up So Fast — the character design telephone game
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2018, 02:39 PM »
Yo I'm joining (insert kawaii discord emoji here)

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Re: Grow Up So Fast — the character design telephone game
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2018, 11:48 PM »
Add me to the list too!

Re: Grow Up So Fast — the character design telephone game
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2018, 06:46 AM »
I'm up for it

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Re: Grow Up So Fast — the character design telephone game
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2018, 06:29 PM »
I want iiiinnnnnn

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Re: Grow Up So Fast — the character design telephone game
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2018, 03:49 PM »
Heeey I’m gonna drop out of this because the next few weeks are going to be busy as heck and I dont wanna drop the ball on a jam 😬

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Re: Grow Up So Fast — the character design telephone game
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2018, 05:09 PM »
That's too bad! :<

But that does mean, for anyone else interested, there are two open slots to take in the next 24-ish hours. (The deadline isn't stringent, it'll probably just be midday tomorrow don't worry)

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Re: Grow Up So Fast — the character design telephone game
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2018, 08:51 PM »
Well, I believe now is as good time as any to start the game! The order of participants, as will be updated in the OP, is:

1. Reecer6
2. Sabu
3. Hellis
4. Skulls
5. Fukur0
6. Desichan

What's that? It doesn't feel random? I don't think so either but it's what Random.org said and I'm inclined to trust them. Remember, there will be six rounds, and you'll be passing to the person below you every time.

So, a few extra hours for this deadline to allow it to line up with midnight my time, meaning you should probably get your first design done and sent by Sunday 13th, 11:59.
« Last Edit: May 11, 2018, 09:28 PM by Happy May 11th! -Reecer6 »

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Re: Grow Up So Fast — the character design telephone game
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2018, 04:39 AM »
Round 2 has began! Hopefully you have your art by now....??????????????? I guess some people are finishing it up after the deadline but before people will reasonably start on it, which is FROWNED UPON but ACCEPTABLE I GUESS

New deadline is the end of the 15th!

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Re: Grow Up So Fast — the character design telephone game
« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2018, 05:23 AM »
Round 3 begins, deadline at the end of Thursday!

I might have had a small mishap in, uh, accidentally drawing the wrong round's image last round, which means I still kinda haven't completed the round, but LOOK, I'LL RECTIFY THAT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, I'LL BE A GOOD ROLE MODEL

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Re: Grow Up So Fast — the character design telephone game
« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2018, 11:03 PM »
I snoze, I loze... I hope you do another one of these later on! It seems like a really fun idea :D

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Re: Grow Up So Fast — the character design telephone game
« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2018, 11:08 PM »
Maybe I should've been posting the link in Discord more often. I did it like three times... :thinking: But yeah, hopefully you can make it into game 2, when that materializes!

Also, round 3 has ended! I realize now I wrote Friday in the OP but that was supposed to be Thursday, sorry guys, hopefully you didn't bank on that. :( We are now halfway through and onto round 4, whose deadline is the end of Saturday.

Re: Grow Up So Fast — the character design telephone game
« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2018, 04:28 AM »
I've been completely swamped with school assigments. But I am working on my stuff now I swear it!

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Re: Grow Up So Fast — the character design telephone game
« Reply #15 on: May 20, 2018, 01:22 AM »
Round... 5?? guys you better be doing this alright i'm going to call the game deadline in four days from now regardless of what's going on and we're going to have to see everything and i will arrange them in a little chart to show off who did what so prepare for that

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Re: Grow Up So Fast — the character design telephone game
« Reply #16 on: May 22, 2018, 12:20 PM »
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round 6

please send me all the drawings you've ended up doing asap, especially if you have no intention of making a new one this round

 

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