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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
-JAWhetstone Dog Character by JAWhetstone
-TamilaB Contest Entry Num.1 by TamilaB
-Bloodtaintedsoul TheSolitarySandpiper Dog Design Contest Entry by Bloodtaintedsoul
-Penny-Dragon Character design contest by Penny-Dragon
-Xannijn Contest entry character design by Xannijn
-Blackkatze Fairy Puppy ~ by Blackkatze
-Frilled-Aten :thumb367628850:
-WacomDragonArtist General K. Burybone by WacomDragonArtist
-Erė (FP)
-Buddie (FP)
-StarvingScientist Exotic Dog by StarvingScientist
-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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Frilled-Aten Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Results?
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TheSolitarySandpiper Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional 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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deenji Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
results of the contest??
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TheSolitarySandpiper Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional 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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TheSolitarySandpiper Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Technicolor from Furry-Paws has won the contest. You are free to sell your design if you want. :)
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wolfyLRiina Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ok, thanks :)
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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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