Are you staring at that blank page, wondering what to sketch?

Are you seeking inspiration?

Do you find yourself struggling with creating new ideas?

Do you get frustrated at times coming up with fun actions and expressions for your characters?

I am glad you are here, I made this for you.

Character Design Shuffle has been created to unlock your Artist Block while inspiring you to create your own Intellectual Property characters for Animation, Comics, Children's books, etc..

What does it do ……………………………It simply gives you ideas.

What does it do for you…………………It gives YOU lots of ideas to draw, improve your skills and share.

Given several slot-machine style spinning wheels with different character traits on them, you choose which traits to draw from, and then hit the “Shuffle” button and we’ll randomly choose those traits for you. You can choose just a few simple traits, like what type of character, gender, outfit, and an action for that character. Or get as detailed as their age, body type, and even art style, in addition to several additional expressions to give your character more personality.

You might get a Female Gopher in a Tarzan outfit tumbling, or a Tall Chubby Male crocodile, age 18-20, in a Santa outfit water skiing, drawn in a Primetime Animation style *and* additionally for the same character draw the expressions of “Overcome”, “Challenged” and “Proud”. We’ll also store the most recent 20 character sets, so you can look them back up if you get a bit spin happy and want to draw a character you’ve spun recently.

In addition to the app, I have put together a ‘Character Design Shuffle’ Facebook group, so artists worldwide can share their character designs with other artists and get feedback. You can upload your own character designs from your computer, or you can use the app’s Upload feature to pick a photo of your character and which character spin it goes with and we’ll upload it for you. (The app will ask for your permission to post to Facebook, but know that we only use it for this upload feature that you control.)

So get shuffling and unlock that creative block…


* Character traits can be locked or unlocked when you spin, so you can be given a very simple character, or a very detailed character to draw from.

* Over 20 Quintillion (that's 18 zeroes) combinations when spinning all categories.

* We’ll save the most recent 20 characters for you so you can look them up again later.

* Question mark buttons next to each character trait will attempt to look up the word on the Internet to help if you’re not clear on its meaning.

* Upload an image from your device’s photo library to the ‘Character Design Shuffle’ Facebook group once you’ve drawn a character you’ve spun.

* Visit the ‘Character Design Shuffle’ Facebook group from the app.

* Visit from the app to see other apps by Stephen Silver.

What's New

Version 2.1

- Re-work from ground up in Unity. Please send bugs to
- Cleaned up UI elements
- Removed outdated Facebook login functionality that was causing problems in earlier versions

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5

22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Excited To Use!


Overall I love what this app does. This morning I was stuck drawing and was thinking about Silvers pose book, but then found this. Exactly what I want (and cheaper :P)!

Two things that I'm not 100% happy with. I understand wanting to show all of these on FB as a group, but I really dislike connecting apps to my Facebook. Even if they're just using minimal information, I just don't feel like sharing my profile info with ONE more company. I almost didn't open it because I didn't want to connect. If it could be an option instead of required that would be great.

Also if you could somehow freeze your selection if you decided you wanted to add on one more element. For example I had the default categories opened and shuffled. I loved the combo but was curious on adding an expression. I unlocked it and hit shuffle thinking it would just shuffle that, but it shuffled all of the categories and I lost the combo I had. This is probably really picky/ I'll know for future to unlock any category before I shuffle.

Overall excited to get some great drawings out of this!!

fun creative exercises for character designers and storytellers


I purchased this app and had field day drawing up these crazy suggestions..I usually take my sketchbook out and draw people at the cafe, but now I find myself reaching for this app on my touch just to push my storytelling and design. The other day I had dinner with my nephews and we drew giraffe lawyers who duel! All kinds of interesting situations come up that will challenge your creativity and get those juices flowing!

Save your brand's good name

Random guy 👍👍

Facebook is unnecessary. I am a big fan of silvertoons everything but this app's forced Facebook connection is annoying and flips out my phone which wastes time. I left high stars because I trust the silvertoons brand and I assume you'll fix this to save the brand's name.

Honestly I can't even imagine why it was built in to the design. It makes no sense and it ruins an otherwise decent app. But otherwise keep up the good work, people like me appreciate the resources and inspiration.


Johnny Byrnes
66.8 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2013 Stephen Silver


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