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Hey all! I have very few characters and I'm looking for more, so I thought I would run a little contest to see if I could rustle up a few creative designs from people! I'm not looking for anything super specific but I do have a couple of general guidelines.

RULES
-Must be a new design, on original lines.
-The ref must contain a full body shot and a headshot at minimum; if design is non-symmetrical, you need to showcase both sides.
-There will be one first prize of $40.
-If I like more than one design, I may award a second and/or third prize OR I might just buy the character outright from the designer.
-Designs that don't win are fully resellable.
-I reserve the right to end this contest with no winner if I don't particularly fancy any of the designs offered.
-If you need an extension, feel free to ask; I'll most likely say yes!
-Ends on June 25th as of right now.

BREEDS I LIKE
-Irish Water Spaniel (!)
-Borzoi
-Bull Terrier
-Alaskan Klee Kai
-Afghan Hound
-Catahoula Leopard Dog
-Great Dane (preferably with cropped ears)
-Saluki
-Airedale Terrier
-Shiba Inu

I also like creative mixes AND more unusual breeds, even those not listed. Just be creative and come up with something you've never seen before!

DESIGN IDEAS
-I prefer mainly natural designs with unnatural highlights OR natural-looking patterns in unnatural colors (i.e. purple merle or something)
-I also really like designs that are inspired by nature and other animals (i.e. an oryx-based design or a wood duck-based design).
-I lean towards simple but elegant designs, not something with a dozen colors and multiple patterns.
-Add accessories as you think they complement the design; one or two is good, but not a whole ton of bangles, piercings, or whatever else.
-Come up with a personality as you think fits the character and take full advantage of it. :) The character's pose(s) should reflect this.

Hope that sparks some people's interest! I look forward to seeing everyone's entries. Good luck! :D

ENTRIES
-KingCavy (FP)
-xDisasterXDx :thumb361349288:
-lazendar :thumb361648237:
-Sparta (FP)
-Emmalyn (FP)
-dragorazer dog desgin contest by dragorazer
-Lionhannah Canine design for contest by Lionhannah
-ribjaw Dog Character by ribjaw
-TamilaB Contest Entry Num.1 by TamilaB
-Taiinty TheSolitarySandpiper Dog Design Contest Entry by Taiinty
-Penny-Dragon Character design contest by Penny-Dragon
-Xannijn Contest entry character design by Xannijn
-Blackkatze :thumb367571378:
-Frilled-Aten :thumb367628850:
-WacomDragonArtist General K. Burybone by WacomDragonArtist
-Erë (FP)
-Buddie (FP)
-StarvingScientist :thumb369925744:
-wolfyLRiina design (selling $) closed by wolfyLRiina
-Lucky4 (FP)
-Naeomi Sergahti: Ref by Naeomi
-Zayllara :thumb371184210:
-xN-E-V-E-R-M-O-R-Ex CONTEST ENTRY: Design a dog by xN-E-V-E-R-M-O-R-Ex
-Vaxl Canign by Vaxl
-chameleonskyes :thumb371360714:
-MidoriMaou Contest Entry: The Gentle Giant by MidoriMaou
-StarlightAngel-Wolf Saluki OPEN ADOPTABLE by StarlightAngel-Wolf
-OhLemonshark contest entry by OhLemonshark
-StarlightAngel-Wolf Irish Kai OPEN ADOPTABLE by StarlightAngel-Wolf
-deenji :thumb373323812:
-Amirah-the-cat Mikko by Amirah-the-cat
-TrollGirl Starhound by TrollGirl
-Kaze (FP)
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:iconfrilled-aten:
Frilled-Aten Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Results?
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:iconthesolitarysandpiper:
TheSolitarySandpiper Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The winner has been notified and received their prize; I just haven't had time to update the journal. You may sell your design if you wish! :)
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Frilled-Aten Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh i see who won.. Can I see the design?
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:icondeenji:
deenji Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
results of the contest??
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:iconthesolitarysandpiper:
TheSolitarySandpiper Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Technicolor from Furry-Paws has won the contest. You are free to sell your design if you want. :)
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StarlightAngel-Wolf Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats to the winner, good to hear you found a design you liked. Do we get to see the design that won? =D
Just my opinion but it might be a good idea to make an edit to this journal on the top saying who won  =]
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wolfyLRiina Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
when results?
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:iconthesolitarysandpiper:
TheSolitarySandpiper Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Technicolor from Furry-Paws has won the contest. You are free to sell your design if you want. :)
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:iconwolfylriina:
wolfyLRiina Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ok, thanks :)
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:iconstarlightangel-wolf:
StarlightAngel-Wolf Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow I can't believe the 25th has passed already. Designing characters was fun. :heart:
Thanks for giving people an opportunity to be creative!
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Echo-butt Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
can i join?
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:iconthesolitarysandpiper:
TheSolitarySandpiper Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Of course. :)
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CanineTherapy Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Can we enter more than once?
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:iconthesolitarysandpiper:
TheSolitarySandpiper Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep, enter as many times as you want!
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Amirah-the-cat Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Student
I hope you like it! [link]
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:iconthesolitarysandpiper:
TheSolitarySandpiper Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! :D I've gone and added it to the list of entries. ^^
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:icondeenji:
deenji Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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:iconthesolitarysandpiper:
TheSolitarySandpiper Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :D I've added it to the list of entries. ^^
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:icondeenji:
deenji Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
When is this ending? I'll like to join :la:
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:iconthesolitarysandpiper:
TheSolitarySandpiper Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It ends June 25th. :)
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:icondeenji:
deenji Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okaaay, thanks you
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NeitoRibasGirl Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Student General Artist
Could I possibly submit my entry tomorrow? I've been really busy lately and haven't had time to finsh my entry.
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:iconthesolitarysandpiper:
TheSolitarySandpiper Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I'm extending the deadline until the 25th of next month so any time before then is fine. xD
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NeitoRibasGirl Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh wow, okay then! =D
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:iconstarlightangel-wolf:
StarlightAngel-Wolf Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
and here is the second one I finally finished [link]
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:iconthesolitarysandpiper:
TheSolitarySandpiper Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice! :) I've added this one too!
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OhLemonshark Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Student General Artist
Here is a last minute entry ;) [link]
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:iconthesolitarysandpiper:
TheSolitarySandpiper Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :D I've finally added it to the list of entries. ^^
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StarlightAngel-Wolf Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
here ya go here is one of my entries (finally haha) [link]
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:iconthesolitarysandpiper:
TheSolitarySandpiper Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! :D I've finally added it to the list of entries. ^^
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:iconstarlightangel-wolf:
StarlightAngel-Wolf Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow there are a lot of entries on there!!! incredible.
There are a few of them I really like, people have cool ideas.
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MidoriMaou Featured By Owner May 14, 2013   General Artist
Here's my entry :< hope its not too late [link]
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:iconthesolitarysandpiper:
TheSolitarySandpiper Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nope, I've extended the deadline so it's not a problem. :D And now I've finally added it to the list of entries. ^^
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Rhodanthe-Roseora Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Student General Artist
Excuse me, I just found this contest today and id like to enter... But do you think maybe I could submit it a few dayd later as im busy today and I might not have time before the deadline...? Thanks :)
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:iconthesolitarysandpiper:
TheSolitarySandpiper Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sure, I think I will extend the deadline by a month anyway. :D
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Rhodanthe-Roseora Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks thats great! :)
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:iconchameleonskyes:
chameleonskyes Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
[link]

I hope you like him!
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:iconthesolitarysandpiper:
TheSolitarySandpiper Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! :D I've finally added it to the list of entries. ^^
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:iconvaxl:
Vaxl Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Student General Artist
And sorry for submitting so late, but here's my entry [link]
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:iconthesolitarysandpiper:
TheSolitarySandpiper Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's no problem, I've extended the due date anyway. xD And now I've finally added it to the list of entries. ^^
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xN-E-V-E-R-M-O-R-Ex Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
[link] done :3
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:iconthesolitarysandpiper:
TheSolitarySandpiper Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great! :D I've finally added it to the list of entries. ^^
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:iconvaxl:
Vaxl Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Is it alright to submit more than one design?
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:iconthesolitarysandpiper:
TheSolitarySandpiper Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep, that's totally fine! ^^
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:iconvaxl:
Vaxl Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Student General Artist
thanks :)
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:iconzayllara:
Zayllara Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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:iconthesolitarysandpiper:
TheSolitarySandpiper Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for your entry! I've finally added it to the list of entries. ^^
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:iconnaeomi:
Naeomi Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
Here is my entry :] [link]
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:iconthesolitarysandpiper:
TheSolitarySandpiper Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I've finally added it to the list of entries. ^^
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ulve Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
do you mind if i will mix dog with other animals. Can i add horns or wings?
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