For me, every one of those characters is a starting-off point, not the end result. Sometimes I’ll use a character as-is and not tweak anything, if I don’t have a strong feeling about the character but more often than not I’ll mix-in another morph only because I don’t want my characters to look like everyone else’s.
All depends on what I’m working on.
I fell in-love with Karl from Sithlordsims, and he’s become one of the main characters in something I’m working on, but even now it’s not the stock morph. I’ve tweaked his body. I’ve tweaked his face. I’ve tweaked his features.
At a distance it still looks like Karl, but up close you can definitely tell he’s had some plastic surgery.
And that’s why looking like Madison Cawthorn doesn’t really bother me that much. Politics aside, Cawthorn is hot af so I see why he was the inspiration, though I don’t think Michael 8.1 is an outright copy.
Just like I don’t think Fred is a copy of Ted Cruz. First thing I saw when I saw Fred literally was Brendan Fraser.
I think we tend to see what we want (or maybe don’t want) to see in things. Fred doesn’t have the jowls that Ted Cruz has by the way. But he could probably be a cousin.
To me, I saw a fat version of Brendan Fraser. You saw Ted Cruz. And now that you’ve mentioned Ted Cruz I see where you see Ted Cruz. I just hope you can see where I see Brendan Fraser.