Luis: Scouting the Competition

Posted Feb 1, 2023, 9:47:24 PM UTC

Elemental Power OCL — Prompt #2: Scouting the Competition: If knowing is half the battle, then you’re halfway there! Draw or write your character gathering information and/or making plans to get a tactical advantage!


Name: Luis Dafou

Age: 24

Race:  Anthro (Golden Retriever)

Gender: Male

Abilities: A dog's smell and hearing. Trap-laying and forethought: robotics and hydraulics. Manipulation and intellect.

Strength: 5 / 10

Agility: 1 / 10

Speed: 2 / 10

Tactics: 8/ 10

Magic: 1 / 10

Skill: 7 / 10

Uncomfortable subject matter: None, go wild!


Luis Dafou has always prided himself as being more just than a dog. He's an inventor, an engineer, a philosopher even! The Renaissance Man. 


As a boy, Luis was driven by passion and ambition. He thought he was better than his small town begot. He wanted to become a big-time veterinarian or inventor. But there comes a time in every pup's life that he must become a dog. Dreams are just that: gone once morning come. Punted out of adolescence and shoved into the small town's compulsory summer job; factory work at Eric's, an immensely popular brand of animal feed boxes. Eric's, famous for its DoggO's, Cow Crunch, Sheep Scooters, and whatever else could be packaged into commercially available cardboard boxes. Engineer work, like his bastard of a father.


Everyday for four years, he told himself that he'd get out of that job, pursue something more.... intellectual. But, the pay was good, as came with the territory. The hours were long, the days and weeks passing in a blur, and the work... was menial.... When it wasn't menial? It... was deadly. Yet those were the moments he looked forward to the most. He never felt more alive..... Above all, Luis wished he could persue that feeling.


When he discovered he had Earth magic, he knew his moment had arrived. He had to take fate into his own hands and, by god, he'd do it. In Avangard, he made himself Chief Engineer of the Albatross. In Aridin, he himself survived the jungle for 127 days. In Castimere, he learned the language of light and color. By god, he'll do it all over again.

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  • Feb 10, 2023, 4:46:25 PM UTC
    I know you struggled with this one, but I think it turned out great. It really gives a sense of crowing, and the composition you chose makes it feel claustrophobic (at least to me, who is afraid of crowds). Beautiful work.
  • Feb 6, 2023, 6:34:49 PM UTC
    Huuuge fan of this piece - you did a real good job of having Luis present as the focal point in among so many characters. Did a real good job of reflecting that claustrophobic/crowded feeling too!
  • Feb 5, 2023, 1:53:59 AM UTC
    Luis (Ploting the down fall of his rival...)
    Tab "Can't see crap! Why is everyone so tall?!"
    Aprika (Focus on the challanges ahead and determine to do her family proud)
    Abel + Aeris (Where the bathroom?!)
    Corda: ".....Do they sell nacho here...could go for some nachos right now..."
    Luis (Looking over his rival and wonder what they are planning...)
    Tab "Damn it! Move before I bite your all ankle!!"
  • Feb 5, 2023, 1:45:17 AM UTC
    I love the amount of detail and the characters that were all added here.
    Thank you for including Abel as well! ^^
    Good luck! I bet you'll knock it out of the park. ^^
  • Feb 2, 2023, 3:31:33 AM UTC
    Ohhhh I really like how this scene feels full without feeling totally overcrowded! Thank you as well so much for including my character!!
  • Feb 2, 2023, 12:03:49 AM UTC
    Puppo Ears! Puppo Ears!
    Very Expressive Puppo Ears!
    Can they hear? Yes, they can!
    They also tell you what he's thinkan'
    Hey theeerreee! There are some puppo ears!
  • Feb 1, 2023, 11:39:45 PM UTC
    Love this piece and all the cameos of the other characters they are so good!