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Latest News: Armor Photo 2013
Friday, December 10, 2010

This will posted on our facebook page.

Armor Photo Set (Part 2 of 4) OCT 20 2013

Updated 2 seconds ago · Taken at Musée de l'Armée
Hey everyone! Here my armor photoset taken at the Musée de l'Armée aka Army Museum. This one will be fantastic reference for everyone working on making character designs centered around armor designs and such. Thanks!
 
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Armor Photo set will be posted on our Facebook page (facebook.com/characterdesigns ). 

 
 
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December 27th 2012
Hope everyone is having a great holiday so far! Today our set is of cosplayers from Comiket, the largest comic convention in the world (according to wikipedia, anyway). Please note that if you ever have the chance to attend this convention that it is absolutely essential that you have permission from the cosplayers to take their photograph. The security can and will kick you out of the convention entirely if you are caught taking pictures outside of the designated photo areas, and if you are taking pictures without permission. Otherwise, please enjoy and have a great new year!
 
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UPdate: 
The Armor photoset got corrupted. Don't worry I have the Raw files on my backup drive, but I need re-process this whole set. 
 
 Hey everyone! I'll be uploading my armor photoset taken at the Louvre soon, this one will be fantastic reference for everyone working on making character designs centered around armor designs and such. Thanks!
Photo: Hey everyone! I'll be uploading my armor photoset taken at the Louvre soon, this one will be fantastic reference for everyone working on making character designs centered around armor designs and such. Thanks!

 

UPDATE .  This photoset 41 can be viewed in all browsers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dec 19 2011 

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Photoset 40 part 2 of 2 is here!

 

New Photoset from www.CharacterDesigns.com (finally!)

Oct 8th 2010

Hey we’re back. Work had been crazy (Uncharted 3, Art Center, Otis, Tofu Girls etc).  Here is photo shoot base on the popular anime High School of the Dead or HOTD. Just in time for Halloween. It was taken a year ago with a group of friends, photographers, make-up artist and models.  I would like to thank everyone who volunteered for this shoot. 

Photoset 40  Part 1 


I’ve added a creative commons license for all the images on this site
and here are the points you need to know:

- Usage in commercial work IS allowed: you can use it for reference (directly painting the image is fine),
for your photo manipulations, for textures and anything else you want
to sell. You just need to link back to my site and mention that it was
my work that you used.
- You CANNOT simply take the image as it is and sell it as it is. I do
NOT have the rights to the likeness of the model. I have the rights to
just the image itself as it is on my site.
- Redistributing the images in their original form WITHOUT profit is
perfectly fine. I'd love it if you used it in a classroom setting or
as demo examples or just to spread the word. Save it to your computer
for personal use! Again, all I ask is a link back to the site if you
are posting it elsewhere on the internet.
- Obviously, do not take credit for my work, but I haven't had any
problems with that so far. You guys have been really great.

I hope that's clearer for everyone that's been asking questions
regarding the usage of the images on this site. Thanks! -Hong Ly

 

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