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April 3, 2011
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Kingston and Ashby Ref Sheet by NuclearLoop Kingston and Ashby Ref Sheet by NuclearLoop
Update for round 2:
Yeah a new ref, all the info should be the same, I'll provide the old ref though in case I missed something xD But my style drawing King has changed a ton since this ref so I figured I'd update. (And his wheels too? Jeesh it's changed xD)

And I also blew up an image of Ashy with my epic tiny-bird drawing skills. You know she looks perfect... And also since her pallet seemed to keep changing every doodle I'd do of her so I finally laid down the final xD

The only real damage done was Ashy's foot from Dunce, but that's about it xD

Old ref: [link]
Name: Kingston (King)

Breed Base: Great Dane

Age: 8 1/2 (Human Years)

Gender: Male

Abilities: King truly only has his brains and the metallic claws on his forepaws, he's generally strong because of his size and breed, with a broad sort of figure.

Strengths: For the most part, enough sleep and a small walk will get him going. For his age, his muscles are actually nicely toned. He has a lot of smarts and strategy-making when it comes to puzzles or so.

Weaknesses: Of course for one, his age. King is about 59 or so in dog years, so his bones aren't the strongest, and he isn't very fast. The shopping cart wheels on his back feet (because his feet had been injured and chewed off, yeah) can rust easily and stick to anything metallic because it's magnetic, not to mention they are really noisy and squeaky. He can get tired pretty quick also, if he could run (or roll), he could only maintain a good speed for about a minute, then he needs to rest. Last but not least, he loses the specs, he's blind as a bat. Plus he can only see forward, so it'll be blurry on either side of him.

Personality: Being at the age he is, Kingston is very polite to everyone, whether they are rude or as nice as him. Sometimes he has moments where he'll forget something, (slight memory loss and dimmed hearing), and so somebody talking to him may have to repeat themselves once or twice. When it comes to competition though, he may lower his 'nice-ness' and become very strict.

History: Kingston had traveled on a ship from the UK several years back and moved to a town with his owners about several hours away from Pripyat; he was about 2 at the time. Then after his owner had passed, he was left alone and got out walking the turf for a day or so. After reaching the town of Pripyat, he met the little Cordon Bleu Finch who he decided to title, Ashby. The little bird sat beside him as he scoured the town as the years passed.

Likes: Tea Cakes (when he could find them), Ashby, the sunset, sleeping, reading, his top hat, intellectual conversations.

Dislikes: Puppies, his wheels, the heat, being awoken too soon, walking for long distances.

Other: Kingston has a British accent (somehow you can incorporate I guess) so he can be a bit... Snobby... At times.

She now has an injured left foot.
Age: 6 (idk if that's a usual lifespan lulz)
Personality: Doesn't talk, but sticks around King at all costs.

Well, after a little bit of consideration between myself and chatting with ~pyromaniac1992 I may decide on trying out for :iconchernobyl-curs: :D

At first I was thinkin' a saluki, but then it hit me that Great Danes are just as awesome.

I wanted to make a badass dog (what's new) but then I added spectacles, and it took a whole new direction XD I love this guy already XD

Soo yeah! I may be using literature with this for the audition :D

King n' Ashby (C) :iconnuclearloop:
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TheBattyCrow Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
YAY!! haha, I'm loving the hat and specs on Kingston, and I am a sucker for avians anyway^^
Ashby came out really well, and I was like "ACK!! what happened!!" when I saw her foot :P poor ash...
petanimalia Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome, another Great Dane! He's totally the opposite than Dunce (my character) :D
NuclearLoop Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Haha yay! I gotta read up on everyone's refs still, there are soooo many xDD
petanimalia Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know lol, I'm trying to look at everyones ref and comic before the end of the audition. Hopefully :D Would you like to do a trade at some stage? I love your style and could do with some more practice drawing danes.
NuclearLoop Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Student Digital Artist
A trade sounds great! Although when I'd get it done would be after I finish up the commissions on my list ^^"
petanimalia Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem, just tell me when you are done then we will talk trade :D
TheBattyCrow Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I luv 'em ^^ Ashby is so cute and I can totally imagine Kingston being a (snob) :)
NuclearLoop Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
TheBattyCrow Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome :)
Gleadless Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, I was just drafting my ref before I saw this, my char was gonna be from the UK and have an avian companion (don't worry I'll change it)! That's so freaky, man. :)
This guy looks like a jolly good british badass :D.
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