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For the Seventh Sanctum Beauty Contest by ~DragonScholar this is the first page of a short comic I made especially for the competition. All of the characters are created via the generator on Seventh Sanctum, as per the rules.

Characters The Z, 2006
Seventh Sanctum Generators created and maintained by ~DragonScholar Please visit his gallery for more information on the contest and generators themselves.

--more information on the comics and characters follows--

The pages were penned on bristol with india ink and nib pen. Word balloons and lettering were done in Photoshop.


Catgirl Generator:

Saffron: This aloof catgirl has hooded, yellow eyes. She has short, curly, yellow hair worn in an alluring style. Her skin is china-white, with yellow fur on her ears and tail. She has a wasp-waisted build. Her tail is short, tapering and carried straight. Her fashion preferences are best described as "nerd." The way she carriers herself, it seems as if she has a smell under her nose.

Right off the bat, I wanted to make Saffron mousy, but a bit stuck up and bossy from the 'aloof' characteristic. Having her in somewhat frumpy clothes made it difficult to represent her 'wasp-waisted build'. What's more, with glasses, you don't always see her eyes. Though the comic isn't colored, I tried to represent that Saffron had light eyes. Hopefully the color will come across. I really like her tail. It's always straight and tense. She also has great expressions.

Catgirl Generator:

Dallas: This mysterious catgirl has round, brown eyes. She has long, thick, wavy, white hair worn in a businesslike style. Her fur is white with gray stripes on her torso. She has a petite build. Her ears are pointed and close-set, and her tail is plume-like and carried with a curve. She usually wears cutoff jeans and little else. You can tell she doesn't want anything to do with you - and probably not with anyone else.

Now here's the REALLY aloof character. Dallas is a mystery because she won't let anyone close, save to take whatever she wants. She never gives straight answers on her background nor does she like explaining her actions. Dallas just does and if you don't like what she does, you can get the hell out. As a great contrast to Saffron, Dallas is all show-- if not a bit trashy. She makes me think 'slut' though I think there's more to her. Maybe Bren sees it too, which is why he's really permissive about her actions. Then again, she could just be a complete bitch and he has all the backbone of an earthworm. Dallas' partial 'up-do' always makes me think of business ladies these days. It's almost a token hairstyle to have one's do inverted and sticking up like a plume. Those stripes? Tres sexy.

Catguy Generator:

Bren: This tense catguy has hooded, orange eyes. He has short, thick, straight, black hair worn in an elegant style. His skin is peaches-and-cream-colored, with orange fur on his ears and tail. He has a wide-chested build. His ears are alert and rounded. He usually wears whatever he has lying around. It's hard for him to sit still for long periods of time.

As I described earlier, Bren is an out-of-luck musician. Though it's not shown in this little segment (because I didn't want to focus too much on one character), I can very well imagine him being the chain-smoking, pacing, tormented artist. As you can see, he doesn't want to stick around long enough to hear Saffron's lecture. He's another sort with frumpy off-color clothing. I was thinking 'grunge' when designing him because that always struck me as a 'wear whatever's lying on the floor when you roll out of bed' provided you didn't sleep in those clothes, style. He has wide shoulders, even though you mostly only see him in profile. I like the guy's hair, though. Does he look sort of hispanic to you? I think it's the trimmed little whiskers.

Solely for the contest sake: I am commissionable. Please refer to [link] for a list of prices. You can email me from the same page.


That's all! Hope you enjoyed the teeny little feature. I've been drawing so many animal-folk lately. I'm not even a furry artist. What the hell? T_T Also, I posted this as anime for the sake that these are cat-people and not anthro cats. Hope that doesn't cause any confusion!
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:iconloukhos:
loukhos Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
It's interesting. I'd like to see more of it. Mm.
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telophase Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And congratulations to you, too! :D
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DragonScholar Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2006
And with the contest over, a bit of feedback on this.

I think what made this work is two things:
1) The comic style. This is really thinking out of the box and it really characterized the characters.
2) Saffron pretty much stole the show. She easily came to life, with Bren a close second.


The general sense from the judges was that they'd like to see more of them!
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animerika Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2006
woah awesomeness
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:iconsoltian:
soltian Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2006  Professional General Artist
I find this really adorable XD The action in it and the way you do smoothly designed the characters is great :heart:
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matsunoki Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a diverse bunch :XD: , i like the guy and the spectacled one.
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rhonda21 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2006
Really cool characters. hehe. and i like this. very funny and cute.
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SuperCutie567 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2006
Good luck with the contest too.It's a really great comic so far and I think Saff is a great charrie.SHe's so pettie and cute...she's almost chibi it seems to me.:D
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The-Z Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2006  Professional General Artist
You think so? Aw! Thank you. I'm so glad people like Saffron!

Thank you for the good luck wishes! Will you be entering?
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SuperCutie567 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2006
I think I will now ^^
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The-Z Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2006  Professional General Artist
Awesome! Best of luck!
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SuperCutie567 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2006
Thank you!

Oh a quick question!I re-read the rules over again and do we have to draw a comic or can it be just a pic? I'm just a little confuse..^^;
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The-Z Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2006  Professional General Artist
You can do either, both, or choose to do something completely original! So long as you can make an image that's viewable on the web, just about anything is eligible. The key goals of the contest are to follow the generated descriptions as faithfully as possible. Originality scores high.
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SuperCutie567 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2006
Ah!Thank you so much for clearing that up.I'm gonna get started on it this weekend.Thank you for your help and support and good luck! :D
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godlikeangel Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2006
lol
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RLFedun Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
XD I love the "don't you leave while I'm lecturing you" panel. Dallas definitely reminds me of a Persian with that thick white hair/tail, and I love Bren's character, but Saffron is my favorite out of this! Her little tail makes me laugh. :D Can't wait to see more of this, and good luck in the contest!
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Nintai-oni Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2006
Very cool. I loved the characters and it was pretty funny too. The coloring on the colored page was awesome! :clap:
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TheAnimelord Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2006
^^ nice, the chars are great :D

MFG TheAnimelord
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MoonShadowScape Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2006
Too funny! The expressions are priceless, especially Bren's. Did they just give you characters and you had to make up a story? Uber cuteness.
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The-Z Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2006  Professional General Artist
Yeah, the characters are generated automatically on the Seventh Sanctum character generators. Check them out sometime! [link]
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Streakychan Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2006
The second I saw Bren, the phrase "musician" popped into my head. I think it's the flannel.

Dallas reminds me of one of those floofy, stuck-up persians, probably due to the tail and the fact that those cats like rubbing all over you and sticking their rear ends in your face, mostly so you'll occupy them with more food.

And Saffron is just adorable. Definitely my favorite of the lot.
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The-Z Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2006  Professional General Artist
Aw! I'm glad someone likes Saffron. I thought she might be a little hard to get along with. I was definitely thinking persian when drawing Dallas too. She even has that sort of PMSy face.

Hee! Bren is my inner grunge rocker. Thanks so much for the comments!
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:iconstreakychan:
Streakychan Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2006
I have a thing for the mousy, nerdish girls. :D

No problem! I've been slacking off on my commenting as of late. :/
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Shadow86 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2006
Oh, awesome! I love the characters! (you're right, Saffron has very neat expressions *lol*) Great work!!
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