The Art of TaniDaReal

TaniDaReal - my alter ego

Sketch by Spunky, color by TaniDaReal
Name:   TaniDaReal / Tani
Species:   Snow Leopard / Wolf hybrid ("Schnolf")
Gender:   Female
Created:   1999
Form:   Feral (but anthropomorphic)
Body:   Wolfish body and head,
snow leopard paws, tail and fur pattern
Colors:   Fluffy grey and white body fur, large black spots with dark grey inside (similar to a clouded leopard), black dorsal stripe from nose over back to tail, black face markings next to the eyes (cheeks), black and white tail markings, black ear markings with white tips, black nose, turqueoise colored eyes, pink / grey paw pads
Special:   Can howl like a wolf, purr, has retractable claws

My character's name is "TaniDaReal" (or just Tani). I created her in 1999 (in the beginning she was a grey European lioness, in 2002 I changed her into a snow leopard, in 2007 she became the hybrid - but the basic design always remained the same). Before 2003 she was known as VitaniDaReal, a reference to a character from The Lion King.

The "DaReal" doesn't really have a meaning, it's more an artistic nickname I didn't want to change any more as it became an established name over the years. "TaniDaReal" is also my artistic nickname and an officially registered pseudonym.

About the "Schnolf"

My character's main form is feral (walking on four legs), but she is anthropomorphic, means she can talk, use her paws like hands, etc. However it is possible to show her as anthro (digitigrade) too.

While some people create a character they would like to be, Tani pretty much is the character that I am. An art addicted, beer and food loving, emotional, spiritual, sometimes a little weird but friendly creature, with all problems a hybridís life brings: the cat part enjoys solitude, silence and independence, while the wolf part loves company, socializing and pack life. Tani represents me, she's like a mirror of me.

Tani was a a snow leopard for a long time, but I finally decided to define the hybrid (Schnolf) as her main form.

I always had a very strong influence by my totem animal, the wolf. The wolf has been present and guiding me since I can remember (long before I knew what furry was). You could say I chose the snow leopard, but the wolf chose me. This form both combines both my inner soul (wolf) and physical appearance (snow leopard).

The monochrome design is also a strong part of me, as I always had an extraordinary affinity for the color grey.

Guest art

Every picture I received of my character is an honor and very precious to me. You can find my Guest Art Gallery (also of my other characters like Savoy) here:

Character Sheet

Character sheet: Tani in her main form (feral Schnolf).
Bipedal anthro version is possible, depending on the situation.

TaniDaReal Reference Sheet

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