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Shapeshifter by daughterofthestars Shapeshifter by daughterofthestars
... dimension walker.

Some of you may be familiar with this girl. She is one of my few long-lasting characters. I consider her my muse. I never designed her. She just started showing up when I doodled in my Bible class workbook. Sometimes she was a unicorn, sometimes a horse, and then she started showing up as other animals. I knew as soon as I drew her that she hardly ever spoke outright, but she sang and danced. A number of my favorite characters (Til'Fil, Blossom) are her offspring.

As her character grew, she gained a name: Gypsy Muse.

Some facts:
:bulletblue: Her original form is a horse, and her original world is the real world.
:bulletblue: When in her natural horse form, she's a very light buckskin.
:bulletblue: Since they are close to her original form, equines are the easiest creature to shift to. Unicorns, winged horses, etc.
:bulletblue: When she does shift into other animals, it's usually those she's familiar with: animal native to North America, where she runs free.
:bulletblue: Her body type is like that of a Quarab. Delicate dished face, slender neck, and slender legs like an Arab. Thick quarters like a quarter horse or mustang.
:bulletblue: When she visits another dimension, she must leave there after eight divisions of time. Eight minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, or years. She has to leave every dimension after eight years.
:bulletblue: Her blue eyes change intesity and shade based on her mood.
:bulletblue: No matter the form she takes, she is always black and white. In some forms, this is troublesome (cougar, deer) and in others, it looks semi-natural (magpie, fox).
:bulletblue: Her voice is soft, sweet, and rare to hear.
:bulletblue: Overall she is confident, solitary, and easy-going.
:bulletblue: She is ageless, but her children are not.

I have lived a thousand lives, given birth a thousand times.

Wolf - [link]
Horse - [link]
Fox - [link]
Cougar - No reference! 8D
Magpie - Rough reference

Photoshop CS3
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Garlandgal1 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
may I use this for a RPG on Howrse?
daughterofthestars Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Professional General Artist
That's a hard no. One because I don't like Howrse, two because this is one of my oldest and dearest characters. 
Garlandgal1 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok, thanks anyways:) (Smile)  
Shadowgirl1191 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013

EchoTalen Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
this is so cool
FerrerTriple0 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the whole concept of Shapeshifters; I'm practically obsessed with it XD
vvinterpaws Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thats really cool
DinosandDragons Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow she's beautiful! Love how her eyes stand out
bucky-the-doodler Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
love your chose of color change! iim gana use ur deer as a referance its so good
finding-equilibrium Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
What a wonderful character, I love her design. It's interesting how you didn't design her, she kind of came to you.

I'm designing a shapeshifter character, and this is very inspiring. Makes me want to add a certain mystical and mysterious element to her, she doesn't really have that.
It's also making me reconsider the fact that I was going to give her different, always natural colors for each form. That could be kind of difficult, and when I draw her i'd just look like an ordinary animal, there should be something that lets you know it's her...

yup, this is very inspiring!
got many ideas flowing....
I love deviations that do that, thank you! :)
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