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Anchor-design entry by CaledonCat Anchor-design entry by CaledonCat
This is a design for this contest [link]
here is the colour palette I used [link]
Here is the stock photo I used for the sea and the sky[link] (I blurred it a bit)

The rest of the drawing is done by myself (i am very proud of that bridge thingy,I don't know the english word for it)

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Name: Anchor
Species: Canadian Lynx
Gender: Female
Residence: She lives at the harbour and at the bays nearby
Personality: slyly, loner (exept Pirate), bright
Likes: Fishing, harbours, the sea, bays, the harbour city, her best friend Pirate, rough weather, to flee from the police when she stole some food at the market (again),shiny stuff,shells
Dislikes: Forests (or land in general), dogs, quarrels
History: When she was a cub Tara lived with her parents in the forest.One day she played at the river and found some floating thingy (a little rowboat).It was tied to a tree,inside there where laying some delicious smelling fish.So Tara decided to jump in.The rope unwinded itself and she floated down the river.She screamed after her parents but they couldn't hear her.The boat fallowed the river all the way to the sea,miles away from her home.
Finally the boat was flushed into the sea.But it just didn't stopped.Little Tara was very hungry after some days on the sea.She barly lived,but than there came a thunderstorm and waves took her boat to little bay on an island with a nice little harbour and a small town.
Next morning she got awakened by a tropicbird picking her head.She wanted to chse him away but she was too weak.When Pirate (the tropicbird) saw this he felt sorry for the little lynx and flew away.Some time later he returned with a fich and gave it to her. After some days Tara was healthy again.
She started to explore the bay and found her boat again.It was broken but it was laying upside-down and made the perfect shelter.She went back for Pirate to tell him but than she saw something shiny in the sand.She digged it out, it where to beautiful anchor necklaces.She brought them to Pirate and gave one to him.From now on they should be the symbol of their friendship.
Now Anchor is all grown upand still good friends with Pirate.They share shleter (the broken boat) and prey.
Anchot once found the courage to go into the town.No one saw her but she discovered something very interesting.The market! She started stlealing food and shiny things (she decorates the inside of the old boat with this and some shells). The police chases her and tries to capture Anchor but she never got cought.Actually it is only a game for her.A funny game she loves to play.
Her name: When Pirate wanted to know her name she realized that she didn't remember it.Actually she couldn't remember ANYTHING before the storm.
Pirate that decided to call her Anchor,because she found the necklaces.
Pirate: He is a male tropicbird. Those a swift and agile flyers.
But inlike other tropicbirds his black marking only covers one eye.That's why they call him Pirate.


This is the most comlex character I ever designed.If this doesn't win I'll put it up for auction.
I hope you guys like her too :D

Art (c) :iconshania-97:
sea and sky (c) [link]
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xXShaddowHunterXx Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Niceee^^
Great character design
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CaledonCat Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
herzlichen dank :heart: ich lieb sie auch total (hätte sie ja ganz gerne behalten)
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abandons Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow, this is a beautiful design! the colours are awesome, i really want the chance to draw her one day <33
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CaledonCat Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe you will :D

I f it doesn't win I'll put her up for auction.Than you'd have to ask the new owner (or you just take her yourself ;) )
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kargaroc586 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
Ooohhh! I like the design! Seems like an interesting character!
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CaledonCat Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :hug:
I never invested that much time into designing a character (or 2 )
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kargaroc586 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
You're very welcome! :3

I'm glad you did! It's worth it! :)
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CaledonCat Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:huggle:
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kargaroc586 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
:tighthug:
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Dweeb-tan Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wow! This is so cool! I can't wait to see more of these two!
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