Lalala, attempting to draw dogs.
Look at that horrible Arabic handwriting. Ughh.
So I’ll have to put on the study-headband and get to work if I’m going to start creating anthro characters.
IN ANY CASE.
This is Na’ïl. He’s a very important character in Serek’s story, so important that they are in fact canon.
YES, DEAR PEOPLE, THIS SHIP IS SAILING.
Story behind Na’ïl’s design;
I’ve always wanted to make an Anubis-inspired OC, but obviously not Anubis himself. So after arguing with myself whether to go with it or not, I decided to give in.
Na’ïl was born a jackal, but a dog’s body with a human’s mind. He spoke and thought like a human, making him stand out as a freak and thus became an outcast. He had no family, definitively no friends. He never felt like he belonged anywhere, that he wasn’t accepted by either animals nor humans. But he didn’t feel like disappearing from the world, instead he held on to his hope of finding his true meaning of existence.
And one day, he meets a red-haired boy. The very first person to not avoid him in the street but to stand right in front of him, the very first to not shift his eyes elsewhere but to stare right into his own, and the very first to speak to him… as a normal person.
There was something about this boy that peeked an interest in the jackal, something about his aura, his sharp eyes, his domineering voice. Serek was treated as a scum, but compared to Na’ïl… he kept his pride and continued to act as if he stood above all else.
And at that short moment of crossing each other’s paths, Na’ïl found someone he looked up to like people to their Gods.
Serek will be the person who not only grants Na’ïl a new body, but also a name. An identification. He makes him a person.
For those who know of Serek’s change in appearance; as he granted Na’ïl his body, his body is much like Serek’s. His normal appearance is anthro-like (above pic) with a jackal’s head and a human-like body covered in fur, paws instead of hands, ears and a tail. Serek can choose to cover his skin in scales, grow wings and claws, hands and feet turning more beast-like than human; making such appearance remind of Na’ïl’s normal one.
Na’ïl can become more human-like as well, but his ears and tail will always remain; much like Serek’s normal appearance, keeping his tail and horns.
And just like Serek has his “berserk” mode, turning into a salamander-like creature, so does Na’ïl when anger overruns him and he turns into a wolf-jackal-like beast.
That should be enough wall of text for now. I’ve probably bored people to death already, HA.