I seem to be doomed to nervousness whenever posting the beginning of anything. Hoping to grow out of that as I write more :I But for now, what better time than now to post my fairly new muse-thing character?
I posted him on FA about a month ago and forgot to post here, so here's a very slightly shortened repost of my description from there:
I needed to get some progress made on LaF last night and inspiration was lacking, so I thought it I just relaxed, stopped trying so hard and just wrote, whatever came to mind, I might get something flowing. I ended up with about half a pageís rambling and this guy. A new character was probably the last thing I needed-- another lanky canid at that-- but I don't even care. I think it may have worked too; wrote a bit for LaF earlier and it felt pretty natural again. This was a lot of fun, as was writing the start of his story even if I donít know where Iím going with this mangy scavenging creature.
Anyway this is Emperor. It may be a silly name, but like he cares. Heís cool with it. Everything about him is still very much in the works, and some details may change. His hind dewclaws are the incredibly pointless little things held on only by skin that most dogs who have those tend to have, and theyíre overgrown.
I really love this character, and hope to do more with him in my free time.
And he is creepy looking when I neglect to give him pupils.
I also forgot to fix the tongue color on the full body pictures oops. Sorry for the handwriting; I just sort of threw this together for my own use and didn't really think it through before posting :U
Oh and the small text next to his leg reads "missing carpal pad"
The reference to "albino eye" on the sheet is something I may change too. When I worked in a kennel there was a dog there that was said to have albino eye despite being of normal pigmentation elsewhere, and I certainly did see her eyes do something strange on one occasion in bright sunlight, but I can't find anything when I try to research it.
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I tend to sketch him randomly in class, so I'll have to round those up and scan them. I haven't decided the exact degree of anthropomorphism I want for his story. It's definitely going to be less than what I used for Chernobyl Curs. There will likely be a slight amount, but I don't think I want to give the animals very humanized mannerisms and expressions. Originally I was thinking of having the dogs talk amongst themselves (canids would probably be the only species they could fluently communicate with, the degree of accuracy being determined by how compatible the particular animals' methods of communication in real life) but I'm not sure on that. I kind of think I'd like to just have them communicate like real dogs instead, but that could change.
I forgot to call attention on the ref sheet to his nose scar, but it's there. It's not incredibly visible but it can be seen in full/download view. It should only show on the left side; I forgot to erase a portion of it in the full-body right side view.