Design Preferences / Wishlist

Posted 3 months, 26 days ago by scpkid
  • Absolute favorite!
  • Enjoy these a lot as well
  • I still enjoy but may be picky about the portrayal
  • Just wouldn't work for me and my style or my headworld/stories. Doesn't mean I hate it!!
  • please note this all applies to furry, anthropomorphic, and feral styled characters. (basically anything not human)

Designers (no particular order)

  • fishbones
  • VHSdruid
  • Bratblush / Bambisaber / strawberrymilk
  • Bek / Reccabe
  • sleepiest
  • TropicalSteppe
  • 1997jaguar
  • GoneViral
  • basilpesto / peachybat
  • Crittervalley / elfkit
  • Zamzi
  • arboret
  • buffbears
  • eddie
  • ego
  • gtsu
  • kindkeanu
  • murkbone
  • quei
  • Safi / quailtea
  • sorochiey
Doesn't mean I'm specifically looking for these artists only! These are just ones I know well.


  • wild canines (favorites: wolves, coyotes)
  • mustelidae (favorites: wolverines, martens, minks)
  • most hooved animals (favorites: deer, caribou, sheep, goats, horses)
  • bugs/insects
  • sea life (fish, sea mammals, sea birds, polychaete worms, anything really)
  • demons, angels (especially "old" style), cryptids, mythical creatures
  • dogs (i'm somewhat picky on breed but i love any northern breeds)
  • wild cats/big cats (my favorites are probably smaller/medium sized ones)
  • bird of prey (hawks are a particular favorite)
  • sea / water birds
  • cranes, herons, similar bird species
  • seals, leopard seals, sea lions
  • rabbits, bunnies, hares
  • opossums
  • frogs
  • horses, zebras, donkies, hybrids
  • reptiles (i prefer snakes the most)
  • dragons (i prefer eastern styled, or fluffy dragons)
  • other bird types
  • prehistoric species
  • it's hard for me to dislike animals but these i would struggle to connect with or wouldn't work in my style/headworld:
  • camels
  • shrew like animals (shrews, hedgehogs, moles, etc)
  • koalas
  • dolphins
  • hippos
  • gophers
  • meerkats
  • fantasy hybrids (i DO like them they just don't exist within my headworld)
When it comes to my headworld Dog of Paradise, I actually prefer species I don't already have, as I try to make it diverse. I do look for desert species as a preference.

If a species isn't listed here its a good chance I'm totally fine with them I'm just trying to get common ones down or ones in particular.

Physical Traits

  • "dad" bods or dad like characters
  • muscle gut, muscular, bara type characters
  • chubby / fat characters
  • "human" like features on anthro characters - like facial hair or body hair, or facial features
  • tattoos, especially subtle ones
  • androgynous characters
  • most popular modern mens' hairstyles including: quiff, undercut, "man bun" + beard, pompadour, slicked back, etc)
  • toothy characters, fangs, teeth sticking out, gold tooth, missing tooth
  • dark, sharp eyebrows
  • uniquely colored eyes (like multicolored)
  • moles, freckles, blemishes
  • whiskers
  • claws
  • scruffy small/medium sized tails
  • half lidded, sleepy eyes, or sly/bedroom eyes
  • septum rings
  • floppy ears (like on domestic canines such as labs / pitbulls)
  • super fluffy tails (fine on a fox character)
  • most punk hair styles
  • emaciated characters for an aesthetic
  • super bodybuilder bodytypes (like extreme muscles/6 packs, where it is excessive/unnatural looking)
I try not to judge specific physical traits because I am trying to have a story with different kinds of characters so I'm okay with traits I may not have listed.

I am just drawn to these and find them super appealing / fitting for my story.

Clothing / Accessories

  • fun printed buttoned shirts (like floral or tropical prints, or something more unique)
  • woodsy themed clothing (heavy jackets, flannels, brown boots, reds/greens/earthy colors)
  • outdoors athletic wear (think: REI, Patagonia, Northface etc)
  • men's dress wear (buttoned shirts, dress pants, dress shoes, on the nicer/luxury side)
  • skate fashion (Zumiez, Vans, etc, like hoodies, windbreakers, hats, skate pants, Vans shoes)
  • cowboy / western wear (cowboy boots, cowboy embroidered shirts, hats, etc)
  • varsity jackets
  • band shirts (real or generic)
  • glasses (favorites are thick rim black or tortoiseshell, or gold round glasses)
  • stickers on accessories
  • plaid patterns
  • grid patterns
  • collars (as in dog styled collars)
  • snapbacks, trucker hats, backwards hats etc
  • generic althetic wear (running shorts, leggings, tank tops, underarmor, running shoes)
  • farm vibes (overalls, work boots, sweaters, trucker hats, etc)
  • high fashion, avant garde
  • gold accessories, jewelry, accents
  • witchy, gothic wear (gem accessories, moon phases, etc)
  • street fashion
  • windbreakers (generic, sporty ones or "80s" ones)
  • 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s inspired outfits
  • armor / high fantasy
  • polo shirts
  • suspenders
  • scenecore
  • anime / fandom shirts
  • steampunk (like googles)
  • top hats, fancy vests
  • victorian style
This one is not a huge deal as the design is the character itself, but I do love these and these details may be present within the design itself and I look for that

Palettes / Markings

  • natural based (anywhere from super accurate to loosely accurate)
  • natural inspired but with some unnatural accents / details
  • warm, earthy colors (red, orange, yellow tones, can have a touch of purple)
  • most kinds of browns
  • warm colors with touches of grey, cool or warm
  • warm colors with cool accents (including unnatural colors)
  • piebald
  • spots, speckles, freckles
  • different color head to body
  • offwhite rather than pure white
  • natural coyote/wolf inspired colors/markings
  • american akita pinto patterns
  • dark, cool, mysterious colors (witchy? cryptic vibes?)
  • gradients, especially if subtle
  • holographic, glitter, glow in the dark accents
  • retro inspired colors / markings
  • different colored fingers (like darker, or white)
  • high contrast
  • subtle nature inspired markings (like a mountain inspired pattern on the back)
  • complicated tiger stripes
  • galaxy patterns
  • a lot of unnatural patterning without too much of a theme
  • neon green, purple, orange, blue, etc
  • blue + orange, purple + yellow, etc
  • food inspired design elements
  • hot pink/fuschia
  • purple in general, im very picky, but i like darker/more subtle purples
  • scenecore
  • cyperpunk / techno
  • too much pure white #FFFFFF or pure black #000000 
For my headworld, MOST of the characters fall into some form of realism when it comes to markings/colors, though I do stylistic takes on it.

I'm still open to unnatural stuff for characters that would be part of other stories, fursonas, etc.


  • pacific northwest, pine tree, woodsy, cabin, lumberjack, outdoors [example, example]
  • desert vibes, either light / warm like nature, retro, camping, vivid / warm like canyons, or dark and grungy [example, example, example]
  • western/cowboy, either modern, old wild west, more traditional or like orville peck [example, example]
  • morally grey, sleazy characters, villains, hitmen, criminals
  • dark motel / neon sign / casino / gambling aesthetics [example]
  • luxury modern, black/white/gold/marble [example]
  • tropical, pool side chill vibes (like los angeles or palm springs etc) [example]
  • witchy/satanic/gothic feels, like either pnw vibes or southern gothic
  • edgy, grungy, biker vibes
  • LA/hollywood luxury / actor types
  • red motel/hotel/lovecore vibes [example]
  • red/black/edgy/neon demon aesthetics
  • holographic, glitter, soft pink pastels [example]
  • sporty/athletic vibes (like jocks, based on a certain sport or just someone who works out a lot)
  • lush, green, jungle vibes [example]
  • ocean, beach house, nautical, ship captain, lighthouse keeper
  • vintage, retro, soft muted colors, mid century modern, hippie
  • death, blood, horror, ghost, graveyards
  • halloween, autumn, etc [example]
  • cottagecore, farmcore, etc [example]
  • soft dreamy, pastel, cloudy, angelic vibes [example]
  • y2k aesthetic, 90s aesthetic, 80s, 70s, etc
  • beachy, tropical, island vibes
  • super bright kidcore
  • beachy, tropical, island vibes
  • cozy "normie" style
  • art hoe style
  • grunge
  • pastel, pink, sweets/desserts
  • vaporwave
  • indie
  • hypebeast
  • steampunk
  • lolita
  • nerdy / geek
  • dark academia / harry potter
  • clown / carnival
  • victorian
  • hot topic / tim burton style
  • scenecore
  • cyberpunk / techno

last updated: 9/22/2020

Feel free to copy from this for your own design preference lists.


I love creating character designs, especially for other people. I would love to make you something.

Just want to say I'm down for a design trade if you're ever interested! You're one of my favorite designers as well ^^

Dunno if this bulletin is like, an invitation to show you available adopts that might pique your interests, but I do have this adopt that hits some of them! Let me know if you’re interested. I’d also be willing to do trades, even though it says they’re for sale.

Dunno if you're interested in looking at any characters right now. But here's some of mine:

I have a few designs by Fishbones that I might be open to trade or maybe sale for a couple if you like them:

And I have a few designs by other artists here:

I do have other designs I may also consider in other folders that I can consider too.

Just thought I'd drop em' here.

Are you actively seeking?

Are you actively seeking?

Not sure if you're looking around, but I have a canine character that I'm selling that might be of interest to you?

If you were ever interested in a trade for definitely hmu!  I love love them but it just doesn't occur to me to ever draw them lmfao

Can I make you a gift design? I got a really cool idea from all this!