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I know, I'm so sorry, I should have posted this earlier D8
But I didn't have time to until today ;_; Oh well, it's here now, right in time for the contest! *phew*

It's Africa's new, definitive reference sheet! :)
In the end, I made her design overall slender but still muscular, because leopards are not that feminine, not even female ones :)
As many of you suggested, I rounded her cheekbones and kept her row of rounded spots. Also, I deleted the brown streak on her spine, whereas I'll keep it on Chui.

I also added a little about her on the reference :) If you have any questions about her, I'll be happy to answer! (except if it involves revealing plot details, in that case, I can't answer ;))

ADDITIONAL INFO:

Age: approximately four years
Music theme: "Strangers like me", by Phil Collins

I really hope you like her!

Join Africa's FIRST CONTEST!

AFRICA CONTEST!Now that we have over 100 members and 200 watchers(thank you,seriously) we will be hosting a contest.
 What You Must Draw:
 At least ONE of three AFRICA characters revealed so far (Mondo,Chui and of course,Africa herself) with one(max three)of your characters.
 What We Will Be Judging On:Creativity and Effort!The beauty of the art. is quite a minor factor.
 Judges::iconARVEN92:,:iconSwimmyKitty:and :iconItrakat:(Me)
 PRIZES:
THIRD PLACE
-One Coloured Character From :iconArven92:
-A llama from :iconmistystartoontown:
-A ballpoint sketch from :icondaisylasy3:
SECOND PLACE
-One Coloured Character From :iconArven92:
-One Sketch from :iconItrakat:
-A llama from :iconmistystartoontown:
-A headshot and a ballpoint sketch from :icondaisylasy3:
FIRST PLACE
-One Coloured Character From :iconArven92:
-One Coloured Character From :iconItrakat:
-A llama and a watch from :iconmistystartoontown:
-One sketch from :iconLahtiirah:
-A fullbody traditional drawing from :icondaisylasy3


Character and art (c) :iconarven92:

DO NOT STEAL. DO NOT ALTER. DO NOT REUSE.
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:iconbrandi3981:
brandi3981 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i need to do a ref sheet like this od my fursona bianca (a white ligress) i swear she has fair simple specific markings but everytime someone else wants to draw her they basically get every facial marking wrong & even the TAILI tried once to do a ref sheet but it wasn't as complex as this just describing the spots & stripes on her face & the lion tuft on the tail & colors (which are rarerly right either, the markings are silver. pale grey but most people who draw her make them BLACK)
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:iconarven92:
ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh I see!
Yes, ref sheets are very helpful for artists. This way, they can easily colour-pick the right tones and get the markings perfectly :)
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FrayWolf117 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
For the color code you had stuff like: #031, is that referring to the pencil color? If so what kind, Prisma Colors I'm guessing?
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:iconarven92:
ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're right :) Only, the pencils I use aren't Prismas, but Caran d'Ache Supracolor Soft :)
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:iconpikobella:
Pikobella Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's funny, because Chuj is abuse in my language :D But yep, I know its leopard in svahilish :D
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:iconarven92:
ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
XD Yeah, i've heard from another user that is also means something not good/swearing in their language too XD
Poor Chui, but he deserves it a little, haahah XDDD
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:iconpikobella:
Pikobella Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:DDD, well, he probably don't know about it, so he can stay cool :D
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:iconarven92:
ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
XDD yeah!
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:iconchrissiethearchen:
ChrissietheArchen Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
im so glad you set this story in Tanzania, as its no often a setting for stories. Its the place i grew up, i've walked through the villages of the maasai, had lunch in the middle of a safari park, swam in the Nile River. Lived 10 years in Africa, so if you need any clearing up on information, facts and other things please say. 
i love the comic alot. Its so great. 
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:iconarven92:
ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
And my, that is really brilliant! Thank you very much for your help, I'd love to receive tips and suggestions from someone who has actually lived in the place where I set this story :D

I was thinking of giving the Maasai a cameo appearance in some of the pages. I know they are allowed to enter Ngorongoro Crater in order to herd their cattle, and I was wondering, do you know what type of cattle do Maasai possess? :)
Thank you so much! 8D
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:iconchrissiethearchen:
ChrissietheArchen Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
at most i can say with the cattle, from memory the horns on bulls are huge, like corn cobs on heads. 
news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images…. Maasai villages, there are probably some
by nature reserves, cant comfirm wheather they are there, but they must be. I remember a layout of a village and how they
herded the cattle. They used Boma's, mud houses and occasionally drank the blood of cows. I should probably just send you a note of it. 
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:iconarven92:
ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My, that is fascinating! Maasai have always interested me, what a beautiful culture!
And sure, I would love to read about that! :)
Thank you very much for your help :D
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:iconminerwolf9000:
MinerWolf9000 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is SOOoo cool!
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:iconarven92:
ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D (Big Grin)
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:iconfantasiashock:
FantasiaShock Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Student General Artist
This is probably a stupid question that's been asked and answered a million times, but what do you use for coloring your drawings? By the way, I love all the work you've done! You're an amazing artist :happybounce:
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:iconarven92:
ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah, for the colours, i use a box of Caran d'Ache Supracolour Soft coloured pencils :D
And thank you a ton, I'm honoured you like my art <3
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:iconfantasiashock:
FantasiaShock Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Student General Artist
Ahh thank you! And you are very welcome :hug:
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:iconarven92:
ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D not a problem!
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:iconskyedeathwolf:
skyedeathwolf Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Would it bee okay if I began to draw like this :W:
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:iconarven92:
ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Uhm, what do you mean?^^;
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:iconskyedeathwolf:
skyedeathwolf Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well if I started drawing leopards and other cats like canines but with the help of your tutorial on wild cats you did
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:iconarven92:
ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww I'm so happy I could help^^
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:iconskyedeathwolf:
skyedeathwolf Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome ^.^
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:iconarven92:
ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^^
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:iconthe-clawed-shadow:
The-Clawed-Shadow Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
I was wondering....if I could do an OC and she could be Africa's friend or something... I'll accept your answer if it is a no or a yes...
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:iconarven92:
ARVEN92 Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sure thing, feel free to create a fan character if you'd like^^
I already laid down the plot of Africa so I cannot accept any new characters, but this doesn't prevent you from creating an OC related to the comic^^ I'll be happy to add it to the Fan characters folder of the group: [link] :)
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:iconthe-clawed-shadow:
The-Clawed-Shadow Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
Thank you
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:iconarven92:
ARVEN92 Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
np :)
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:iconmituni14:
Mituni14 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I think she is a boy!
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:iconarven92:
ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:'D
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:iconmituni14:
Mituni14 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I'M SORRY!
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:iconarven92:
ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What?
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:iconmituni14:
Mituni14 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I say she is a boy so I'm sorry for that.
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:iconarven92:
ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh you don't have to be XD
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:iconmituni14:
Mituni14 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
^^
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:iconarven92:
ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^^
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:iconillusioninme:
Illusioninme Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
beautifully done, I wish I could draw her now! XD
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:iconarven92:
ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww thanks so much^^
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:iconillusioninme:
Illusioninme Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
XD hopefully maybe with this contest? I'd say your welcome but that seems weird because I was only telling the truth...^^;
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:iconarven92:
ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh well, I'm really happy you like her :D
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:iconillusioninme:
Illusioninme Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
aX3 I'm really happy you made her! Lol but we could go on and on, thanks for being so responsive to your fans!
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:iconarven92:
ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww not a problem, truly <3 I'm really honoured that people like what I do, the least I could do is thank them! <3
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:iconillusioninme:
Illusioninme Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
:) the appreciation is coming from both ends then I can assure you!
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:iconarven92:
ARVEN92 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww ^_^
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:iconpatilee:
PatiLee Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
Now that's one big kitteh!
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:iconarven92:
ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ohoho, yesss! <3
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:iconfirewolf7778:
Firewolf7778 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
So. Freeking. Amazing. Love your drawings ^-^
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:iconarven92:
ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww thank you! <3
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:iconfirewolf7778:
Firewolf7778 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
no problem
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:iconarven92:
ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^^
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