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Rekala - Feline Form - 2012 by RekalaRain Rekala - Feline Form - 2012 by RekalaRain
Please note: Rekala is a shapeshifter! This is her feline form. Her other form is human. I sometimes draw her human form as an anthro instead ([link]). Her anthro form is not an official part of her story, but I draw it more often cause it's more fun than drawing her as a human c:
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I update her cat form reference sheet once a year. Her markings and design hasn't changed since last year (apart from the forehead stripes and her shoulder scars being more visible), but I think it's fun to see how my style develops.

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Basic Info
:bulletwhite: Species: Felidray (Shapeshifter)
:bulletwhite: Age: 20
:bulletwhite: Gender: Female
:bulletwhite: Cat form Height (shoulders): 1,60 m.
Rekala is the average size of a horse and large enough to carry people on her back.

Anatomy:
She has a slender/thin build, lacking physical strength and relying more on speed and agility. The tip of her tail can be folded in or widened like a fan for better balance. She has below average night vision. While in her cat form, she can roar, hiss and purr. She has longer, soft fur on her neck and chest, long stiff fur on her tail tip and shorter fur on the rest of the body.

Brief Personality and backstory:
Rekalas mother died shortly after she was born. Her father trained her to fight since she was little. Her preferred weapons are long knives/daggers and she shoots a recurve bow.

Rekala is independant, quiet, curious and adventurous and doesn't make friends easily. She can be bossy and stubborn and tends to keep other people at a distance, mostly because she doesn't wanna hurt or get hurt. But she deeply cares about those who are close to her, to an extend where she would do anything for her friends. She doesn't take defeat well and is a perfectionist.
She will be friendly, but on guard when approached. It takes while for her to warm up to others, but once she does, she'll be your friend for life.
She tends to act on her heart instead of her head.
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Bells-SnowPaws Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Student General Artist
She is really cool. I love her tail!
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silverrose99 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I understand what you mean~ This is also beautiful. ^^ You have definitely inspired me to attempt to start drawing felines again. <3
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RekalaRain Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, I'm so glad I have inspired you :D
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silverrose99 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
c:
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Reddawn24 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i really love your cat artwork!!! <3 love cats
im just asking but what kind of cat is Rekala? jw cus its a really amazing cat ^-^
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RekalaRain Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much :D
Rekala is a Felidray, which is an original species I created myself. But her anatomy is inspired by part cougar and part cheetah (:
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AguaRush11 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i am absolutely in love with this character, i love her colors, her size, her feminine build and attitude. she is beautiful.
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RekalaRain Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much :hug: I'm glad I managed to make her look feminine!
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AguaRush11 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
your welcome :heart: i love cats so much haha she's really beautiful and elegant
you did wonderful
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RekalaRain Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug:
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AguaRush11 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug:
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MistingWolf Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
She gets more lovely each re-draw. And I have to say that I love those paw prints on the side. XD

Also, if drawing her is an anthro is "more fun" than drawing her as feral or human, then why not integrate it into the story? Or, even an alternate version of the story? As a writer, I definitely know if there is simply no way you could include this sort of half-form. I had this issue with my book; I have a transforming character that I wanted to have her as a sort of anthro in my story, but I wasn't sure how to do that. When I looked over the rules of her transformation, I found that I could tweak them a little bit; if she has insufficient ability or energy to complete a transformation back to human (this is the usual case, or sometimes from human to creature), she will sort of stop half-way, giving me the anthro form I wanted. Feel free to use this idea; there are no original ideas, right? XD
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RekalaRain Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you 8D Haha the paw prints were just an afterthought. It took me less than a minute to draw one and then I just copied it all over!

Thank you for the idea :D I already got that sorted out, though. It's not really a problem for me, since her story is written and not visual, like a comic. She's human in the story. The only reason I'm drawing her anthro is because it's fun!
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aamalthea Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, she has really changed since last time I saw her(like moooonths ago)! Beautiful!
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RekalaRain Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :hug:
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ArsFatalis Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow... So majestic... I love this pic! :D
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RekalaRain Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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Venlige Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yay, so cool. :)
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RekalaRain Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks C:
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Venlige Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome. :)
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