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Romulo ref sheet by RJ8 Romulo ref sheet :iconrj8:RJ8 0 0 Aria Ref Sheet by RJ8 Aria Ref Sheet :iconrj8:RJ8 3 0 The Color Purple Puzzle by RJ8 The Color Purple Puzzle :iconrj8:RJ8 3 125 Coming Home by RJ8 Coming Home :iconrj8:RJ8 0 2
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Somewhere Out There: Soundtrack
Soundtrack:
An American Tail Fievel Goes West-Main Title-James Horner
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSDcEVAajSU
Carried Away Across the Sea-David Arkenstone
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ffPbV9vboc
One by One-Lebo M.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoWd-VFVkbM
Gentle Rain-David Arkenstone
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baTvjbGnTbA
New Road-Randy Newman
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIBPUaXhvXc
Prologue & Birth-Audiomachine
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnzmD7TZzsE
Fair-weather Friend-Johnny Gill
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPjyxZTQQKw
That’s Life-Brian Culbertson
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCNLrCVODuA
Snowfield-David Arkenstone
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRv0pNoFrqE
Once Upon a Time-Yanni
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AW38afCZjcU
Moonlight Howl- Alpha & Omega Soundtrack
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFbq55kw5MY
Songbird- Kenny G
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xlfnedlb7iU
With an Orchid- Yanni
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCUjBPS9WTw
Love Changes- K
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Somewhere Out There: Locations
Locations:
New Bangkok Academy: The school where Nelson and other drifter colony children attend. Due to lack of space and funding the school was designed to teach grades K through 12. There is a college of sorts that is off site from the main campus. The school is located in the uptown area of New Bangkok.
West Brook Road & Sycamore Avenue: Ashley and Nelson’s neighborhood, it’s a suburb of sorts located near a river that leads to the ocean. Despite most residents being of the working class, it is rather nice with tree lined streets and houses similar to that of modern 21st century design. Located uptown.
New Bangkok Natural History Museum & Library: One of the few places that houses fossils, artwork, books and such that was salvaged when Earth was evacuated. This is where Ashley works part time. The building is constructed from redwood and has windows made from glass that has been recycled. Solar panels on the roof provide electricity with backup generators located in the
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Somewhere Out There: The Supporting Cast
Other characters:
Slim Bassett: ( Male tricolor Bassett Hound)
Info: A young Bassett hound purchased by Davin and Lji from a flea market as a service dog for Tek. Becomes fast friends with Buster and Shadow. He enjoys running on the beach, chasing squirrels and popcorn. Though Slim might appear lazy at first, if given something to do he takes it seriously and is rather quick on his feet.
Voiced by: Tyler James Williams
First appearance: Chapter 3: My Hero
Cricket Johari: (Female Savannah Cat)
Info: A four-year-old Savannah cat, who has spent all of her life on the streets of New Bangkok. She is among several cats that live together in a colony. Desptie her friendly nature, due to being part Serval, many humans have hesitated taking Cricket into their homes, out of fear that she might turn wild and escape. She quickly becomes friends with Tiger but has little to no idea about how he feels about her. Like any cat she loves fish, chasing birds and climbing trees. Being a Savannah, Cricket
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Somewhere Out There-Character Profile: Nelson
Full Name:   Nelson Jones
Gender: Male
Age:  9 years, 11 months, 2 days  
Date of Birth:  May 23rd 3034
Nationality/Race:  African American/Brazilian
Height:  4’ 4
Weight:  60 lbs.
Description: Golden brown skin tone with short jet black hair.
Eye Color: Dark brown
Backstory:  Born and raised in New Bangkok, like many of his classmates, Nelson is part of a generation who grew up in a drifter colony, years after Earth was evacuated. As a result, he only knows of Earth from what he’s learned at school as well as stories, family photos and home movies in addition to what information has been stored in the archives of New Bangkok’s history museum and library. One of his favorite stories has always been his Dad’s career as a professional soccer player in Rio de Janeiro. Since then, Nelson had taken up an interest playing soccer, with his favorite possession being his Dad’s old soccer ball. He and his sister Ashley were am
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Somewhere Out There-Character profile: Ashley
Full Name:  Ashley Jones
Gender:  Female
Age:   20 years, 2 months, 10 days
Date of Birth:  February 10th 3023
Nationality/Race: African American/Brazilian
Height:  5’4
Weight:   104 lbs.
Description:  Golden brown skin tone and semi long jet black hair.
Eye Color:  Dark brown
Backstory: Ashley is one of the few humans who has taken colony life with a grain of salt and an optimistic outlook. Originally from Irvine, CA, Ashley was five when Earth was evacuated, prior to that, her family had returned to their California home after helping their cousins in Mobile, AL rebuild after a hurricane that became known as Katrina II. Gathering whatever belongings, they could, Ashley and her family along with their friends and neighbors left their homes. They eventually joined up with other residents in the New Bangkok Drifter colony. Despite having just a few family and friends within the colony, Ashley tried her best to stay optimistic. She kept herse
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Somewhere Out There-Character Profile: Nyack
Full Name:  Nyack Devaki
Gender: Male
Age:  32 years, 3 months, 5 days.
Date of Birth:  January 6th 3011
Breed/Species:  Akrennain/Southern Subspecies/Mammal
Height:  6’9
Weight: 182 lbs.
Skin color:  Dark brown with light gray markings on his snout, arms and feet. Pads on the soles of his feet and his blaze are charcoal black.
Eye Color: Gold
Backstory:   Unlike Nova, Takoda and Sona, Nyack was born and raised in a different clan. He spent the first 15 years of his life in the South. His life changed entirely when his father was captured in a snare trap and placed on a cargo ship only to be later sent to a traveling circus. Since then, Nyack has never trusted humans and dislikes anyone who is friends with them. After his father was captured, his family left their clan and joined the one in the Grassland region. His mother and two older sisters were all he had until he befriended a few other young Akrennians. During his high school years, Nyack
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Somewhere Out There-Character Profile: Tiger
Full Name:  Tiger Jaxon
Gender: Male
Age:   Two years, 5 months, 12 days
Date of Birth:  October 10th 3041
Breed/Species:  Domestic wirehair/Scottish Fold mix/Cat/Mammal
Height:  12 inches
Weight:  15 lbs.
Description:  Fur is Onyx black with white markings on his face, chest, underbelly and legs. Tail has three gray bar-like markings.
Eye Color: Right eye is light turquoise with yellow mixed in. Left eye is yellow.
Backstory: Born and raised on the streets of Tau-14, Tiger has spent most of his life avoiding dogs and people. He eats what he can and slept wherever he could. His scruffy appearance made him less likely to be considered a potential pet.  After two years as a street cat, Tiger’s life was turned upside down when Cale found him in an alley after being chased off by Firrekash. Thinking Tek could use some company, Cale gave Tiger to him as a pet. He adjusted within a month and soon became friends with Buster. Tiger made himself use
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Somewhere Out There-Character Profile: Sona
Full Name:  Sona Kambo
Gender:  Female
Age:   30 years, 8 months, 4 days
Date of Birth:  September 10th 3013
Breed/Species:  Akrennian/Western subspecies/Mammal
Height: 5’6
Weight:   110 lbs
Skin color:  Rhino gray with sterling silver like markings on her snout, arms and feet. Pads on the soles of her feet are dark brown, ears are dark gray and blaze is dark blue.
Eye Color:  Forest green with flecks of gold mixed in.
Backstory:   Youngest of a set of fraternal twins (By 4 minutes), between she and her brother, Takoda, Sona isn’t as nearly as talkative. As kids, she was usually dragged along for the ride whenever her brother and their friends often wandered off on an adventure of some sort. Because of this, she ends up pulling him out whenever he digs a hole so deep that he can’t get himself out of it, both literally and figuratively. When it comes to disagreements, Sona often prefers to make peace rather than break it. Th
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Somewhere Out There-Character Profile: Takoda
Full Name:  Takoda Kambo
Gender:  Male
Age:   30 years, 6 months, 8 days
Date of Birth:  September 10th 3013
Breed/Species:  Akrennian/Western subspecies/Mammal
Height: 6’10
Weight:  200 lbs  
Skin color:  Rhino gray with sterling silver-like markings on his snout, arms and feet. Has a dark gray dorsal stripe that goes from the scruff of his neck, over his shoulders and down his back. Pads on the soles of his feet are dark brown. Blaze is dark blue.
Eye Color:  Pastel green
Backstory:  The oldest of a set of fraternal twins (by four minutes), although his muscular build intimidates others, Takoda is rather gentle. He gets the nickname ‘Jumper’ due to his ability to jump and dodge in record time. Once an adult, Takoda moved on from his clan internship of catching fish and became interested in construction work. As a result, he was required to go wherever the job was, this included Drifter colonies, Vusstra and Solbrecht
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Somewhere Out There-Character profile: Nova
Full Name:  Nova Donnan
Gender:  Female
Age:   30 years, 4 months, 2 days
Date of Birth:  November 28th 3013
Breed/Species: Akrennian(Northern/Western subspecies mix)/Mammal
Height:  5’ 8
Weight:   120 lbs
Skin color:   Copper brown with light tan markings on her snout, arms, and feet. Has a dark brown patch on the scruff of her neck. Ears and blaze are also dark brown. Pads on the soles of her feet are ebony black.
Eye Color:  Lapis blue
Backstory:  Born and raised within the Grassland region of Akrennia, Nova is one of the few females who was never really good at taking up a job within the Southwest Clan. As a result, she was shipped off to school, but later found she had inherited her singing talent from her parents, Carmine and Lyra. Once she reached adulthood, Nova left her clan with a group of other single females. Only she, Sona and two others came back, the rest had gone off to join clans that lived in different regions and eve
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Commissions

Animal sculptures
All sculptures are handmade from polymer clay.

Tools are used to add details such as fur, feathers, etc...

Sculptures can be customized to resemble a pet or favorite animal.

These are ideal for animal lovers or miniature collections. Can also be modified for doll house miniatures.

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Romulo ref sheet
Another ref sheet, this time it's Romulo, a spanish mastiff.

He's also a character in my Hooked on Mutts series.

Originally was a St Bernard but I changed his breed to a Spanish Mastiff.

This breed is in the same family as other Mastiff breeds including the Great Dane, French Mastiff, Bull Mastiff, Tibetan Mastiff, Japanese mastiff(Tosa Inu), English Mastiff, Argentine Mastiff(Dogo Argentino) Brazilian Mastiff and South African Mastiff(Bora) and others.

They are tough and protective dogs.

Romulo is a dog of the streets, his original owners kept him for security purposes but his aggressive nature often got him into trouble. His strength and size easily overpowered that of a pitbull. He was eventually taken by animal control and would have spent the rest of his life in the pound had some of the staff pushed for him to undergo training. Once released, Romulo attempted to make amends with animals he harmed in the past including Princeton, an Autistic poodle, he had attacked and bullied and Gervin, a Pitbull he knew from South Central. He is unsure of expressing his feels towards Aria due to the fact love is one of the few emotions he's experienced outside of anger, regret and sadness. Aside from that, he is trying his best to make up for what he did in the past and has learned to keep his aggression in check.

Sort of pictured Romulo being voiced by Morris Day from the group, The Time


Romulo(c)Me!

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Aria Ref Sheet
A ref sheet for one of my characters. This is Aria, a female New Guinea Singing Dog. They're one of the rarest breeds alive today. The San Diego Zoo owns a few of them.

There aren't many kennels that raise them, despite their semi wild nature they can be trained to be house pets with enough time and effort much like the Australian Dingo, Coyote and other wild or semi domestic breeds.

Aria is a frisbree disk champion and very competitive. She is often mistaken for a shepherd, Kelpie or Rottweiler mix because of her coloring and appearence. She's originally from the Pacific Northwest. Seattle/Portland areas.

I sort of picture her being voiced by Apollonia Kotero who is well known for co-staring with Prince in the 1984 film, Purple Rain.

Will post more about Aria later.


Aria, Hooked on Mutts(c)Me!

Purple Rain(c) Prince & Warner Bros.
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And it's been 4 months since my last update.

Anyway...things have been slowly but surely moving.

Got in touch with some of my relatives back East, it's been a year since my cousin passed and even now the loss is still hard.

But as for my Aspergers/Autism diagnosis I'll be going to be evaluated very soon!

My artwork is taking a back seat at the moment but I'm getting back to writing.

Again this is all a work in progress but it's getting there.

I plan on visiting some friends this month...after all that's happened, I need some time to relax.

But as always thanks for reading!
  • Watching: Meet the Browns
  • Eating: Chocolate Crossant
  • Drinking: Water
And it's been 4 months since my last update.

Anyway...things have been slowly but surely moving.

Got in touch with some of my relatives back East, it's been a year since my cousin passed and even now the loss is still hard.

But as for my Aspergers/Autism diagnosis I'll be going to be evaluated very soon!

My artwork is taking a back seat at the moment but I'm getting back to writing.

Again this is all a work in progress but it's getting there.

I plan on visiting some friends this month...after all that's happened, I need some time to relax.

But as always thanks for reading!
  • Watching: Meet the Browns
  • Eating: Chocolate Crossant
  • Drinking: Water

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RJ8
Hooked on Mutts creator
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
I'm a female African American writer and artist.

Been using polymer clay since 1997 and writing since 2000.

I also love animals and am a fan of traditional and stop motion animation.

I eventually would like my Hooked on Mutts project to become an animated series. At some point, I hope to have my other stories published, made into a mini series or movies, whether it's a feature film in theaters or something shown on TV.



Current Residence: Henderson,NV
Favourite genre of music: Smooth Jazz
Favourite photographer: Ansel Adams and Rachael Hale
Favourite style of art: Traditional animation art
Operating System: Windows 7
MP3 player of choice: Ipods are nice.
Shell of choice: Turtle shell
Wallpaper of choice: Dogs
Skin of choice: Animal print
Favourite cartoon character: Snoopy the beagle
Personal Quote: "I try hard"
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