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Younger Feldspar Concept by KayFedewa Younger Feldspar Concept by KayFedewa
Realized I havent been uploading a lot lately... but I have been nonstop doing BBA things.
Ive spent the last couple weeks massaging character designs. There's a lot of characters, and they need to make sense in relation to one another, yet all look unique. So it's a good deal of work.

I pulled this concept over one of :iconfablepaint:'s backgrounds to test some stuff. While I like the cleanly rendered look and think it ultimately works for the BBA, I need to loosen up a bit on the way I treat the fur. For the BBA preview pages I noticed I was getting pretty rigid about it - it made them look "hard" and not soft/furry. I realized that while the preview scene is fun and goofy, the majority of the main story's tone is actually somewhat broody - so I need to make sure the style is appropriate. I felt that some of the feedback i received in this matter was helpful -feeling out fan's response to the direction was one of the top reasons I wanted to release some samples before the "real thing."

So i was testing some stuff with this, thought it looked pretty and thought I'd share.
His name is Feldspar... I won't tell you who he is exactly - but he has a couple age ranges ive concepted out for different parts of the story. My favorite form is his more aged version (its so cool..maybe I'll upload it at some point), but this somewhat younger one is pretty handsome. 

A note that basically any character drawing you see in my gallery at this point are all regarded as conceptual - designs are subject to change.
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:iconangelwolves1:
AngelWolves1 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Late comment, but the official design is totally up to you. Still, he is absolutely gorgeous here.
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MononokeHimeSan200 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015
swiftys dad?
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:iconlavendonts:
Lavendonts Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2016  Student Digital Artist
If I remember correctly Swiftkill's dad was Banehallow. Not sure if that's still canon or if it's been changed or not. c:
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MononokeHimeSan200 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2016
oh ok
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:iconusername-91:
Username-91 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Swiftkills grandpa I guess?
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Nafsi-chan Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think.... I think I have an idea as to who he is. 
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amyanime4 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014
looks awsome
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Kyuuyula Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
By the way, I am 100%ly sure this handsome fellow is Swifty's grandpa~. ;D
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Kyuuyula Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
A very handsome guy, indeed! I love the colours you chose for him. :)

Kay, you should probably consider changing designs of characters as they age. Some, or most, creatures are changing pelt colours from birth until they decease.
Malinois dogs are a good example, or other Shepherd breeds as well as Huskies. While being born with a very dark head, chest, legs and tail, most Malinois become much brighter as they mature. Which is always interesting to see.
Or Dalmatians for example, that get spots one after another as they grow up.

Just something I am planning to do in the future, tho it's a little bit more work, it makes the characters a little more 'real' in some cases. :)
...and it helps if you can't 100%ly decide whether to add another marking to a design or not. XD
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Shichibi Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014
Yap, I have to agree.
I suggested that under the uuhm character layout "young and adult" somewhere, I think it was with Swift, Blood and Rip.
Wolves are also changing pelts when they are young, so do most dogs and also cats :3.

It would really give a more realistic touch to the comic and interesting to see how they "brighten up" and also would give you a really better "tool" to show how they have aged, when you skip a few months or years in time.
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FlareAndIcicle Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Handsome guy! :D
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Falcolf Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Professional Filmographer
He's one handsome guy. :D
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Shichibi Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014
Looks a lot like Swifty ... I just can guess it could be either her uncle, her father or maybe her brother :P.
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Hunting-wolf Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I like this wolf's design, and especially going with the softer fur you talk about :)
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GoldenWolf95 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks like he could be related to Swiftkill.... Guess I'll just wait and see! 
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ThexChosenx1 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014
Featured in Grey-Wolves-United 
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:iconpyro524:
pyro524 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014
That's one good looking wolf lol
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melverissa Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Have you ever been offered a work ?
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:iconkayfedewa:
KayFedewa Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014
haha I dont know what you mean by that!
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melverissa Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
(haha maybe a bit weird and unexplained XD) I mean since your so good at drawing have anyone ever like offered you a job. like working with drawing your pictures or making animations, making cartoons whatever .. ? :) 
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KayFedewa Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014
Oh! Yes, I've had a lot of jobs! some of them bigger than others! Ive spent the last 7 years working on projects for other people - I am finally taking time to do projects for myself now, which is why I can devote so much time to BBA! :)
Thanks for commenting!
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melverissa Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool ^^ Well keep up the amazing work ^^
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FablePaint Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Professional Filmographer
one work please!
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:iconmelverissa:
melverissa Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i meant a job
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Kinola14 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014
He has such wonderful colors. :)
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SlayerWolf Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014
Grandpa.
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KuElisa Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome!
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FablePaint Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Professional Filmographer
dingdingwinner!
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KayFedewa Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014
Trophy 
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rainwolfeh Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oooh he's gorgeous. ouo I have a guess but I'm gonna keep it to myself eve
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FablePaint Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Professional Filmographer
I'm loving all the guesses about who this guy is in the comments. Everything is like, half right.
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DragonDragoo Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this guy looks sick. I agree as well, that you should loosen up on the fur.
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Tamzee-Pet Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014
I think he's Swift's uncle, since he looks similar to swift's mom.
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CompassLogic Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This has got to be swift's dad, right? Looks just like swift, and if this is his young version, then his old version would be when swift is older, maybe the young version for the flashbacks. That's my guess
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VictoryDanceOfficial Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Feldspar, huh? That's a cool name! The slitted, yellow eyes look almost sinister, but maybe he's just an intimidating sort of fellow. I like him!
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SnakeSite Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014   Digital Artist
such cool colors and i love the background! :D
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Hantari Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014
Coool char)
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moth-dog Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your designs are always amazing, haha
But yes, I agree both that this dude is p handsom, and that it would be nice to loosen up the fur a bit.
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JettTheWolf696 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Student Photographer
Im gonna just go ahead and take a stab in the dark and say hes either Swiftkill's father or brother, or uncle or cousin idk XD

But anyway, I REALLY love his design. He looks like someone you wouldn't want to mess with at all
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SwifteyesofDarkmoon Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Ooh, I'm loving the color schemes. And those bright, piercing amber eyes!
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hibbary Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Professional General Artist
What a handsome man!
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Akimune Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks so nice ♥
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MatrixPotato Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He's gorgeous<3 I think the change in fur style is definitely better c:
I THINK I KNOW WHO HE IS TOO
is he someones daddy? ;3
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NWolfDragon Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I was thinking the exact same thing! :D
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Fyrepyromaniac Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014
Ooh, he's a handsome fellow.
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AshWolf-Forever Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Professional General Artist
Lovely work!
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RainbowSeven Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
You did pretty darn good on this :) Give yourself a hi5 haha.
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