My characters are repulsive. As I look back through the array of once common OCs, I just... no. They're all templates. Now I am going to angst all over this journal about it! Aha, not really, but the point is I've come to realize the importance of SHAPE. Wolf ocs are, for the most part, bland and uninteresting. A character should be FUN to look at, with angles and interesting forms, not just splotches of colors. So comes my realization that, besides Scylla, who has become something other than a wolf, I will be revising each and every one of my characters... only they're never used anymore. Haaa.
I realize that this journal is altogether pointless, but just putting a thought out there. Look at your OCs now, REALLY look at them. Are they eye-catching? Would you be able to recognize them as a silhouette? Playing with anatomy is the key to a good design.