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new character concept-Izzyink by Stray-Sketches new character concept-Izzyink by Stray-Sketches
**EDIT: I couldn't choose between "Izzy" or "Ink" so I combined the two, and now her name is Izzyink! It's pronounced the same as if the two words weren't together.

or an African Painted Dog, or a Painted Wolf (even though AWDs are not wolves), if you prefer.

New character, because I actually really love African Wild Dogs and for some odd reason I rarely draw them.
She doesn't have a story or anything, I'm just fleshing out ideas for her markings.  So far the body spots/blotches are fine to me, but I'm considering either keeping her blaze or giving her a pink mask...I'm not sure yet.

As of now she doesn't have a name, either.  I keep thinking "Rose" but as soon as I think of it I feel there's just some other name I'd like to call her, but considering I don't like leaving my characters nameless I'm sure I'll come up with something by the end of the week.  Feel free to leave suggestions--I'm thinking something simple, that has to do with her colors, canines in general or a simple dog name (don't be shy to mention traditionally male or a unisex names, either; a lot of my characters have them).

Something tells me if she stays around she'll be joining Skip and Alyssa in my apparently growing army of sparkledogs.  Dammit.  I promise I'm not trying to be a DA cool-kid, I just like colorful characters...
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:iconkateokami:
KateOkami Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015
Interesting creature)))
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bubblesishot46853 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014
Cute!  May I hug her?
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Stray-Sketches Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Go right ahead!
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bubblesishot46853 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014
Dawww...thank you!  *hugs her softly*
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frenzy-frenzy Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So sweet uwu
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Barscuk Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
So cute *O*
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JamJams Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This character is absoutly adorable!
I love the colors, and markings - So pretty!
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Stray-Sketches Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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JamJams Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really want to draw her she's so cute. ;n;
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:iconstray-sketches:
Stray-Sketches Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Feel free to do so; I'd love to see it! :3
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JamJams Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh man, the other day I found an old sketch I did of this beautiful character hidden - I forgot who the character was and belonged it (since I lost the reference sheet due to my computer crashing) and then you came to my page and seen this and was like OMG NOW I FOUND HER! So yay! I'm going to redraw it. ^^

Still love this character too by the way. Heehee.
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Stray-Sketches Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww, thanks lol!  That'd be really nice of you, I can't wait to see it! :3
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StampOfApproval Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow, I love her colors and markings, and her expressions are really great :3
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Stray-Sketches Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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StampOfApproval Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Student General Artist
You're welcome! :)
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VioletWhirlwind Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Painted dogs FTW! :D  I have a character that is one as well.  He is also still nameless, go fig.   I just never found a name that 'fits' him.  I will someday though.
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Stray-Sketches Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
Good luck with your AWD character; I'm sure you'll find a perfect name for him soon. :3
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Divanios Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist
Lol wish I could actually see a pink-ish wild dog here in Africa
so cool!
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Wolf-Chalk Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She looks like a Martha to me for some reason.
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Noratcat Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
She does look pretty. Sorry I'm not good at names.
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