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How old do my characters look to you? I mean, without looking at their actual age, how many years would you say they have? I'm curious because for example Lilith is supposed to look like she's 24-27 but idk if you think she looks younger/older

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HMGMishy Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
After reading manga and watching anime, I no longer assume ages. EXO : Sehun Talk to the Hand 

But seriously . . . I would've guessed Mad around his late-teens, early-twenties, Kira I had previously guessed was around pre-teen/early-teen, and Victor was obviously meant to be the mysterious-unknown-age-type (or so I think).
With Lilith and Vincent, I actually did put them around late-twenties, early-thirties. I think maybe their height or expressions had something to do with it.

Your artstyle might have something to do with the age-assumptions — how round their faces are and big eyes, mostly — but I'm not trying to harp on you. I love your work, and style.
I just know a little bit of the struggle of trying to get your characters to look a certain age, and I sympathize. I'm still working on it, myself. =7=;
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Pyro-Zombie Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you guessed them correctly, or at least similar to what I had in mind for them X'D
about Victor is hard to tell seeing as he doesn't have a lot of human aging features, but I'd put him in the early thirties (only in appearance since he's very old actually)

it was mentioned below and I also think that Lilith looks older because of the way she dresses and her makeup while for Vincent maybe has something to do with his height but also his outfit/hairstyle and the dad-looking vibes he's got X'D

aaah that's actually true, I think that's why Kira looks so young, because she's got kinda round face and big eyes, actually I usually draw big eyes for girls and not so big for males so that helps to give them a more masculine and older aspect

how old do you think Abraham is? because it's supposed that he's older than Mad but Mad is taller so I'm not sure if Abe actually looks older X'D
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HMGMishy Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, it seems like for the most part people are guessing your characters’s ages around what you’re going for, so I’d say you’re doing very well. ^^
When the ages are as close as 18 to 22, it can get more difficult to really show a difference — myself for example: I’m 21, but people still guess that I’m somewhere in the middle of highschool, so apparently I have a young face.
Comes down to how you think your character should look.

Victor’s face would be especially difficult to judge his age because of his scarecrow appearance. But it’s how he acts that gives the impression of maturity — like how he is with Kira.

I did see the comment about lillith’s clothing after I posted mine, and I agree. Her attire does gove off an air of maturity. So fancy~
Again, it’s also how she acts — kind of seductive-like.

Now that you mention it, the hair does have a lot to do with how I perceive vincent as older. Firstly, it’s a bit grayed, but then its very well kempt — if he had Mad’s hairstyle for example, Imight think him younger, or at least more.. well, more child-ish I guess. Like Dante — I assume Dante’s older, but he seems more flambouyant and promiscuous (soley based off his attire and not what I know about his personality).

I do think that Abraham seems older — maybe late-twenties/early-thirties — because of how he acts and dresses. Which could be an unfair assumption — there are people who act and dress more maturely or childishly ; like dear Kira — but that would be my first guess for him (Abe).

Whew, sorry for the long reply...
I must be feeling chatty... =v=;
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Pyro-Zombie Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I get what you mean, I've also had people mistaking me for being younger than I actually are. nowadays it seems people tend to look younger than they are in comparison to years ago, or at least that's why I think :0

I kinda wanted Lilith to have two different styles of clothes, when she's "human" she displays a more mature and professional look because in that form she's supposed to treat their patients and they need to give them a good impression, but Lilith is actually very energic and childish and that's why in her succubus form her outfit is more, idk how to describe it, like youthful? because in that appearance she doesn't need to give a mature look to people so she can act like she really is, idk if that makes sense X'D

now I imagined Vincent with Mad's hair and it made me laugh X'D, but I get what you mean

Abe is supposed to look around 24-26 I think, while Mad is supposed to look 21-22, it's really curious because even though you can't see most of Abe's face because he's got his hair covering his eyes, I guess you can tell he's a little older than Mad even when Mad is taller, I don't think the way Abe acts is an indicative of his age since he's very carefree and I'd say he's kind of dumb, the way he dresses is a different story, he doesn't really have any structure as to how to dress, that's why he wears vest and tie and at the same time he wears sandals, that's one of the reasons Dante hates him so much X'D

and don't worry! enjoyed reading your reply and the things you said helped me out c:
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HMGMishy Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've heard it both ways (people looking older/younger for their age than before) — our average life-span is longer, though, I think. Idk.

It does make sense. It's actually a very realistic personality design — putting on/taking off a professional image is a natural human trait, and though she's a succubus, it adds good depth to her character.

Now imagine Mad with Vincent's and give that boy a tie — dapper. Scarf 

Well, it's childish behavior, but it's like, older-brother childish behavior . . . or something. I'm terrible at recognizing age by personality, apparently. X,D
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Pyro-Zombie Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah, that's why I think we tend to look younger now as well, and as time pass by our life expectancy grows more and more so I think it has something to do with how we tend to look at certain ages

ahh glad to know that ;w;

Fancy Mad X'D, he'd probably eat the tie X'DDD

I'd say it's more like, college student childish behavior X'D, he's like the kind of guy you often see in those "funny moments" videos where you have the teen/young adult doing stupid things and getting hurt or something like that while their equally dumb friends are recording and laughing at them X'DD
naah, you're good at it! it's just that Abe is kind of weird and I've not shown a lot of him actually :'D
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HMGMishy Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lol that and/or he'd get blood all over it.

Ahhh, yes! That's more like what I meant. The frat-boy. X,D
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Aniju-Aura Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2018
They all look like baboos. Kira probably 12-16 tho. Mad is like 17ish. He didn't grow up I guess. Vincent is Old. That's his age; Old. Those are the ones I know their names ;u;
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Pyro-Zombie Featured By Owner Edited Mar 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg, I thought Mad looked older X'D, he's supposed to look like he's 21-22, and I also thought that about Vincent X'D, like -Them: "hey how old is Vincent?" -Me: "very old"
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Aniju-Aura Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2018
I am bad with guessing ages, distant, weight and height. I am just bad at guessing things X3 "When was Vincent turned into a vampire?" "A long time ago!" "How long has he been alive?" "Too long, he is very tired"
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Pyro-Zombie Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
me too X'D, I was hoping more opinions on this so I could see if they look the age I think or maybe edit slightly their apparent age xwx

"he's very tired" :iconfeelsmemeplz:
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zephyscribe Featured By Owner Edited Mar 9, 2018
Most look mid to late 20's.  Lilith looks 30's, mostly because her fashion sense though is more mature. Kira looks 15 :3 But I like when characters look like theyre teens but are actually like 20 or even 30's, its just a fun trope.  Like Kasane Teto looks 15 but is canonically 31 and like the eldest Vocaloid (even though she technically an Utau not a vocaloid but whatever she's basically classified as a vocaloid now). 
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Pyro-Zombie Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah I also thought Lilith might look a little older especially for the way she dresses, though her fashion sense or at least her working outfit is supposed to look mature and reserved for their patients to get a good impression on them, I also love the opposite, as in Jojo where the characters are 17 and they look like they're  in their 30's idk X'DD
omfg didn't know Teto was that old XD, I had seen her years ago when I was through my Vocaloid phase and I always thought she was the same age as Miku xOx
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