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Pretty much everything on my "to do" list (a slew of ACEOs, a couple of trades and collabs, and a gift or two) is traditional medium, so I really feel the need to dabble in photoshop to break up the lack of variety in mediums.

Do you have an animal character that you would like a photo manip of? If so, feel free to post a reference and/or description in this journal. You can also include a (short, please) summary of your character's personality, history, or preferred environment.  I'll pick one or two that strike my fancy! There's no time limit to reply, as I may keep up this journal for a while in case I'm in need of inspiration from time to time.

Don't feel offended if I don't reply to your comment or if I don't choose your character! I also won't tell you if I pick your character... it will just be a surprise one day. ;)

Please note that I do prefer to work with my own photographs, so you're more likely to be chosen if your character is an animal that I have taken photos of. I also enjoy natural or semi-natural designs over sparkly critters (not hating on bright animals, it's just a personal preference, especially when dealing with photo manips).

Here is a list of some of the animals that I have photographed, although please don't be afraid to submit something not on the list. I may have a photo of its species in my collection! I just don't have the time or space to list 'em all.

Wolves (Arctic and grey)
Foxes (red, silver, marble, fennec, and Arctic)
New Guinea singing dogs
Hyenas (spotted and striped)
Pandas (red and giant)
Polar Bears
Lemurs (ringtail and rough)
Golden lion tamarins
Amur leopards
Snow leopards
Clouded leopards
Jaguars (black and spotted)
Lynxes (Siberian and Canadian)
Rats (fancy and crested)
Prairie dogs
Przewalski's horse

Feel free to ask in advance if there is a specific species that you are looking for. :)

Thanks for reading!

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x-PinkPanda-x Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Hi MoosongWolf! RareRoses here! Could you PLEASE do a photo manipulation of one of my characters? Thanks!

Name: Empress
Gender: Female
Visual Description: A tiger with a reddish colour coat and black stripes. She has a birthmark of a red rose on her side and is very well built. Her whole body is a work of art and can be described as very elegant. She has sharp claws and her eye colour is gold.
Personality: Distant, has a dark aura around her. Born to lead, Empress is the alpha of her pack and is the strongest out of all the females. Protective and Powerful are the best words to describe her. Although Empress is described to be very cold and stiff, every movement of hers is elegant and graceful, in which she takes pride in.
Back-story: An outcast of her pride, Empress lived with being tortured, discriminated and cast away. Due to the fact that her mother had given birth to her, a cub formed from the union of a tiger of nobility and an average tiger, she was seen as different and dishonourable. It wasn't until her mother died, the other tigers left her there to rot, only leaving her to mourn and grieve that Empress decided to take the first step. She fought with the alpha of her pack, won due to her rage of anger and became the current alpha. She worked hard to make every one of the tigers of the pack bow to her. She would never forgive them for what they had done and she would make them suffer under her rule. 

Thank you so much for your generous offer and i look forward to your artwork, even if it is not my character! :)
MacNroo Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
[link] would you mind drawing him?
Krippled1 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
I would like to see a red fox.
He's a quiet one, loyal to his friends and a bit scrawny.
He likes looking at the clouds.
Keira-the-Wolf Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist

She has a regal air about her. Shes kind and caring. But can be cold and vicious. Protective.
sweaterkitty Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
[link] :'D
thank you so much for this ;;
TheDreamAngel Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
(is really late with this)

I was hoping you could do a photomanipulation of my fursona, Lunero. He's an Emerine, which is a VERY distant relative of the bottlenose dolphin. Here's some pictures of him, the second one done by a friend of mine, and I drew the first one, the same friend coloring it. [link] [link] And his bio is in the description of this deviation. [link]

Thanks, God bless!
QuillandShield Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Student Writer
Wow. This is an amazing, really nice idea! Of course, my expectations of being chosen are limited, but I would love to see your interpretation of my character Amari.

She is a bengal tigeress queen of some ruins in Bangladesh. Her pelt is orange with a white underbelly and a myraid of black stripes. Perhaps depicting her amongst the ruins of her kingdom would be an interesting challenge. And you may add in a golden diadem something like this ([link]) if you are feeling extra creative.

Amari was once the ruler of a great kingdom of tigers. She was loved by many and greatly respected. But then something changed. Humans came and began destroying the forest. They killed animals with their carelessness and Amari sent some of her tigers to deal with the threat. They never came back. But the humans found them. Amari survived the slaughter of her family and those of her kingdom, but she never forgot the terrible things the humans did. She waits in the shadows for her chance at revenge.

Not a happy past, but one nevertheless.

As you can imagine, she is brave and kind but there is a ferocity deep within her that many would not believe exsisted. She does not let her past interfere with her future and she is quite optimistic but at the same time there is a sadness in her eyes.

If you do decide to create something that I know will be amazing, I will be quite surprised but very grateful.

Ask-Avis Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
[link] can u do this one ?
Avaira Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist

ZombieHun Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
its not my char. but i drew it anyhow. it'd be neat to see a photo manip version of this [link]
SmileyChibi Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Student Photographer
[link] here is a link of character falynn : 3
Cherry-Chipmunk Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My pet rat, Gibby [link] died last month. Do you think you can do a photo manip of a black hooded rat with wings for me? If not, that's alright too.
Nakouwolf Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's a really nice idea =D I can't wait to see all the photomanipulation you'll done!

I'll try my chance with my tigress character Sen (dream in polish) : [link]
Her personality and story is only written in french, sorry x)
chierr Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Student Artist
a manipulation of a polar bear would be amazing.. her name is alter. very quiet and shy, she doesn't speak much.. she also has a wolf form who is the same exact way. pure white with beautiful blue eyes with one black stripe going down from between her eyes to her black nose.. if you could that would be amazing.
Szynszylowa-Mamba Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lyrak Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I've been all obsessed with Ralkan again lately: [link] Better view of markings: [link]

There's also Mr punk wolf himself, Scarback: [link] [link]
Valvador Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Maybe you'd like to try something outside the box like [link] or [link] ?
Sadbloom Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Nix [link] , Rasha [link] or Elu [link]
Just throwing a few of mine out there :heart: Thanks for the opportunity! C:
Pannya Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
Not a character per se... but it would be nice to see a mousalope or ratalope
0-EmoLeopard-0 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
A snow leopard, Sh'nee (Shih-nay) With orange eyes and white spot-insides? She likes tundra mountain sides and she is a Russian leopard (yes this is possible)
I would be thrilled if you chose me!
Olethanea Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
FireHeart-13 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
Oh, wow! So many people have commented already!
I do have a character that I would love to have a photo manipulation of. :)

Well, the markings on her face are similar to a red eared slider and the two little connected spots on her side are the same marking that my kitty cat has!
Thank you for considering me.
Ask-Avis Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
can u do one of my oc Aero? [link]
Rinthewolf Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Student General Artist
my darling white wolf of love and joy would be nice :3 [link] Orion is hsi name his tail is also black in case ouy mgiht ant to do a full body one he lives in a futuristic world hes very happy go lucky but can also be a strong leader if he has to be
heylittletrain Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a really cool idea! I love photo manipulations, so characters would be fun to see.

Kivuli is a male marble fox who lived in an unspecified city (probably somewhere in Canada). He was born in an abandoned building, and soon escaped to the forest. Never knowing his family, he made a life for himself. He's defensive, doesn't talk much, and likes to stick to shadows. He doesn't have any specific markings, just normal ones, but they're a bit darker than normal. His eyes are bright green and seem to glow.

Even if you don't pick mine, I'd love to see any others! :lol:
Jaysea1 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
Don is a pale silver arctic wolf with pink/red eyes. She usually wears arm warmers (not always, so you don't have to) And in her calm, hyper, neutral etc moods she has a few red streaks (like a gash on her eye, only it isn't) coming down from her right eye (your left) a heart on her forehead and a light gray muzzle. Her left eye has a black sort of hollow oval marking below it (I have drawings of it)
She has a demon/evil/special form when she's angry/insane etc.
Her happy/in love form is usually just plain with her gray muzzle.
Feel free to do whatever you want.
Personality: Often short-tempered, extremely loyal and curious, she has strong emotions and rarely feels calm or neutral. She tends to hate herself because she often hurts the ones she loves, despite her undying loyalty. Her markings reflect her mood. Also, she is very intelligent.
History: When she was a pup, she was very loyal and happy-go lucky, and fearless. When she was very young, she fell in love for the first time, but a few days later she lost him. The next day the scars appeared on her face, always to remind her of the horrible day. After that, she became extremely shy and desperate for love. She feared almost everything, and was abused by other pups and her family. Then one day she was cast far away and she made a few new friends, and she slowly began to regain her trust and courage, however she still can be very quiet and shy at times.
Preferred Environment: Something that would reflect the mood you chose. Normal Form: probably a shadowy forest or the edge of a lake.
Happy Form: A large meadow or someplace free and beautiful.

Gah.... sorry, I tend to ramble so I kind of wrote a bit too much I think...
Also, feel free to try out a few different markings if you try her. I won't mind, so long as you keep her face and base coat the right colour.
A reference of her (sorry she's white in this drawing) [link]

Thanks for reading this, even if you didn't X)
SoulOfAnAurora Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
im sorry i dont have any reference, but shes really simple: Hana is a fox with golden/reddish fur and golden eyes :) hope shes simple enough, or sorry if shes too simple
FlameStreak3 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
for got to mention this but If you find her a little difficult to do then use a greyscale. If i get upset tell me I personally asked for it.
FlameStreak3 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Seems really cool. Will you be doing all of them or just a choice few. Since you haven't takne pictures of any domestic cats, use a snow leopard! My photomanipulation character is like this.

Her fur is like the color of the sky in your icon and she has a tuft of hair on her right eye. Its a tad greener than fur. she has a lime green swirly thats dripping thats on the inside and outside of her right, front arm. She has a black peace sign in the middle of her chest and has little floaty wings that arn't connected to her body.
link of her face up close: [link]
one of her from the peace sign up: [link]
one of her paws. all her paws are the same and in this picture she's holding a nickel so disregard it from the design: [link]

Thanks in advance! Also If your up for it. I'd like for you to do another picture. After your done so you have time to do the rest!
MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
Oh, I will only be doing a few of them, not all of them. I would love to be able to do one for everyone, but there's just no way that I would ever have that kind of time! Unless I win the lottery. :lol:
FlameStreak3 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Heh. I'm sure the ones you will do will be spectacular!
Hikaru-Ookami Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
Hmm, well if you feel like doing a photo manipulation of a scarred old wolf, than my Chronos may be a good bet. He has completely natural colors too. [link] You're probably getting a ridiculous amount of people wanting wolf photo manipulations, but all those scars might actually be a lot of fun for you to photoshop in. Here are a few pictures that people have drawn of him too, if that will help you out as well. [link]

Good luck, regardless of whether or not you pick me I'm looking forward to what you end up doing. ^^
cantabile-reaper Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My heart, my love, my soul? xD

Ref . example (left) . example (right) . example

Winterbreeze5 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
An otter? [link]
GKIDRULZ Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry, I don't have a single picture of my character, but if you find the time, would you be able to do the little lion cub in this picture?

Shewolf97 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
Could you do my character Bleda? [link] but he may be a little harder since he has wings and horns.
Dalkur Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe you like Jay (I have only one ref picture for him at the moment: [link] tattoo: [link])?
He's not really a tiger but a mage with a liking for cats in general and tigers in particular hence he loves to shift into one from time to time. Jay is quite a nice guy - very loving and kind - but also one with a lot of humor.
ShadowXtremrJH Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
[link] _ Lysia is a tiger/wolf hybrid. Shes blue with black stripes except for 3 white dots under each eye. There is no set stripe pattern, just regular tiger striping haha her build is more tiger body wolf paws and her face is a good mix of both species, she has a shorter muzzle due to the tiger in her and her ears are slightly taller then a normal tigers and rounded like them.

Normally she is found walking through denser forests but doesnt mind open tundra, she enjoys the cooler climates and fall is her favorite season. Shes a laid back independent animal who is a determined hunter and works hard to achieve success in all she does.

My-Soulless-Reverie Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist

if you could...
she doesn't have a complicated design, so maybe...she's too simple?


But you don't have to do the wings...
howlcall Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
This is awesome! I don't have any reference though... But here is my character.
She is a cat named Karma. She is black with a light grey tabby/tiger-ish stripes. She has an underbelly which is also grey. She has dark grey socks. There is white around her eyes. She wears a dark, almost jade, green scarf. The same green is on her forehead in a round mark. Her eyes are bright pink.

I wrote a whole eight page story on this character. Of course, I won't be posting that whole thing. XD Here's her basic story:

A mysterious cat, rarely seen by people. She is said to live high in the mountains over the town. No one knows how long her legend has been passed down among the people. Though small, she is said to protect the village from the monsters that walk at night. Those who have claimed to have seen her, have always seen her at night in fields of flowers. If seen, the legend says that a pink flower, the color of the cats eyes, will appear at your door step the next day. Very few have ever seen Karma, for she only ever shows herself to those true of heart and spirit.

If she suites your fancy, feel free to change any markings or anythings. :)
O-nermster Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
two links are the same character, his name is Kat. i thought it might be interesting to see a photo manipulation of him since he is a hybrid ;) And i didn't know you could do photomanips :?
his colors are the colors of a male lion, but his fur is on the pale side, his horns are a dark greyish brown. as for personality he is peaceful and a big cuddle bug but can have a nippy attitude and likes to tease others. as for background and history there is nothing much else to say.

this sounds very interesting ;) thx for putting this out there!
soulwithin465 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
In the off chance you also have photos of a king vulture c;
DarkestRealms11 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Student
Well, I haven't drawn her yet but... She is a lion only a little bigger. Her fur is black and main is a really dark green. (yes she is a female lion with a mane) She has large pointy ears with little tuffs of hair on top. I'm planing on giving her some complicated flowing design down her back and sides but that I haven't figured out yet.over all she's a pretty simple character. :)
BlazerBomb Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
Just a normal Tabby cat :)

Shes friendly but doesnt make friends easily, and shes mostly seen lounging around in an open field in soft grass or in a low branch in a tree, on a sunny day. :)
PirateChick120 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Do you have any pics of horses?
MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
Sadly, I only have one or two horse pictures. I live in the city, so my only animal photos tend to critters that you can find at the zoo or house pets.
PirateChick120 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
K, thanks; I'll think of another character. Are you opposed to mixing animal parts(ie. winged wolves) or is that ok for you?
Kaira-Wolf Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
Could you do one of my wolf fursona Kai, please? Here's her ref: [link] Please ask if you have any questions. ^^
Elemental-Raven Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
So I guess a black and red griffin is out of the question? . . . . . . DANG IT! XD
Angelwolf92 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist

wolf, very lovey-dovey haha. thanks if you pick me :) cant wait to see these either way!
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