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Deco Ref by ArtistsBWonderful Deco Ref by ArtistsBWonderful
Well, My friend (:icongraymoonwerewolf:) and i decided to enter this oct here :iconchernobyl-curs: as a tag team. So here's my reference.

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Name: Deco

Gender:male

Breed base: Norwegian elk hound (body), Akita (head), and Golden Labrador (color)

Age:3 (human years)

Height: 24 in

Strengths:
:bulletgreen: Deco is fast.
:bulletgreen: Deco has high endurance and can run for hors on end.
:bulletgreen: Deco has sharp teeth which he uses for tearing the stems of plants and can pack quite a punch with them.

Weaknesses:
:bulletred: Deco is physically weak. Although at one point he was very strong, life as a wild dog has not been kind to him.
:bulletred: Deco's ears are a very vulnerable spot. If either one is hit, it will cause him massive head aches and will keep him from fighting for some time.
:bulletred: Deco often experiences stomach pains at random times for unexplained reasons. They range from minor, which is mainly just a distraction for him, to major which don't allow for him to stand, much less walk.
:bulletred: Deco never quite grew into his body, so his paws are rather big on him and he some times trips over himself.

Personality: To put it simply, Deco is a coward. He refuses to fight unless he is afraid that someone he cares for is in danger. Even than he is hesitant to fight for fear of killing or being killed. He's commonly seen hiding behind Ben or some other, stronger dog. He's not good with words and will stumble over them when scared (most of the time), nervous, exited,or worried. Though he rather cares for Ben, he usually finds somewhere to hide instead of fight.

History: Deco showed up in Pripyat six months ago when he fallowed a young deer into the outskirts of the city. A gang of dogs noticed the deer and killed it. Deco watched hungrily as the other's ate and ran out of hiding. He tore one of the deer's legs off when the pack was preoccupied with a rabbit that had strayed to close. However, before Deco could savor his victory, the pack had turned their attention back to the deer, and him. Deco had no choice but to run, the deer leg still in his mouth.
He led the pack for about three blocks until he saw an abandoned gas station ahead. He wove through the pumps and dove into a clump of grass protruding from the parking lot. He sat in fear as the pack searched the pumps, than the parking lot and closer to his little clump of grass. When one of the dogs came too close to his hiding spot and Deco was about to make a break for it, a large black dog came out of the gas station. He said somethings that Deco was not able to catch and the pack left.
Ever since Ben saved him, Deco has fallowed him loyal, joining his small police force. When Ben informed him that he was going to the tournament Deco fallowed.

Other: Deco hears this constant buzzing in his left ear, which he refers to as Fly.
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Special thanks to my partner for drawing this.

Deco (c) Me

Drawing (c) :icongraymoonwerewolf:
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Jekal Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Student Digital Artist
What is that around his neck. A bandana?
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ArtistsBWonderful Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry for the late reply, not that it matters much by now. But no, that's actually a hood of sorts that he uses to cover his ears.
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Shinkoryu14 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Alright, first of all we're going to have to ask you to submit this as a different file type. PDF files don't show up on some computers, so you should probably copy this into MS Paint and save it as a .PNG

Second, twenty miles an hour isn't really that fast a running speed for a dog. If you want to say he's fast, you're probably better off just saying that he's fast and not specifying his running speed.

You mention towards the end that he sometimes trips over his own feet; if he's clumsy that should be mentioned under his weaknesses.

Finally, what exactly is meant by "Ben's Police Force"? Will this be elaborated on in the other character's ref?
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ArtistsBWonderful Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, I don't have MS Paint so what else would work for photoshop?

Okay, I was unsure about that, i'll fix it.

I will fix this as well

And yes, it will be elaborated on in my partner's ref.
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Shinkoryu14 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks like you got it working. We'll add it to the group as soon as your partner's ref is submitted and approved.
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ArtistsBWonderful Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, Thank you.
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