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How old is this? I did it the day after the inspiration for Austin's quote came out! :D Anyway, I colored most of these while procrastinating, which explains . . . Lubbock and such. Ugh, Austin, College Station, and San An are waaaaaaay too pale. Houston really should be a bit lighter, considering he has Scots-Irish along with his Spanish and Mexican heritage.

A few of these were done with minimal research, so any suggestions for designs, character traits, names, etc would be most welcome! Seriously, I love having input on my characters from people who know the places better than I do. Incase you can't read my handwriting, here they are (theoretically) in order, with little tid-bits. Nothing much 'cause I plan on doing actual references for most of them.

Austin, TX: Stephanie B. Bullock. Capital city, not at all like the state stereotype. I'm thinking of changing her middle. She's referring to this: [link]

College Station, TX: Johnathan Ernest Lamar. Huge rivalry with Austin, until recently, that goes way back to when Lamar set aside land for two certain colleges. Also, he lost the last Thanksgiving game! Austin will never let him live that down

Lubbock, TX: Thomas Bud Monterey. He looks hideous, I know, I'll fix the color scheme for his outfit soon. Despite huge religious differences, he's a good friend of Austin. His physical appearance is based off cotton.

Taos, NM: A fairly small town in northern New Mexico, often mistaken for the Taos Ski Valley and Taos Pueblo, which she doesn't mind too much. She's a very creative girl, who like hanging out with Santa Fe, another city with an artists colony.

Waco, TX: For inventing Dr Pepper and having a Mars factory, he's a pretty crabby dude. Actually, maybe that's why, he doesn't get nearly enough sleep and his diet consists mainly of the foods mentioned before. Actually had a pretty rough history.

Corpus Christi, TX: Christián Kinney . . . no last name yet. A good friend of College Station, bold 'n boastful, resents Chicago being called the Windy City. Enjoys flying and wind surfing.

Port Aransas, TX: Ashley Marie Mercer. An extremely sociable, upbeat girl who hates the winter because no one likes to come to her house then, meaning no parties.

Santa Fe, NM: The only other state capital who can make Austin nervous. She is much like a sociable, outgoing version of San Antonio: religious, authoritative, doesn't take shit from anyone. She makes her own jewelry, often with Taos.

Wimberly, TX: Sarah-Raye Smith. The cutest little town in Texas. I know what you're thinking: Blonde hair + Blue eyes + adorable? Kill the Sue!!! To that I say F*** you. :)

Fort Worth, TX: Felicity . . . haven't decided on the rest of her name yet. Dallas's sister. Very serious, with a short temper. Dresses like a Southern business woman most of the time, but when she's relaxing opts for jeans 'n tee shirts. One wouldn't guess she likes getting dirty when it comes to ranching.

El Paso, TX: Younger brother of Ciudad Juárez. Much closer to him and the New Mexican cities than any of the Texans. Can' stand most of them actually, and resents Texas dragging him away from his real family. He's no fan of the Thanksgiving holiday, because Spanish explorers celebrated Thanksgiving mass near him long before the pilgrims did.

Houston, TX: Samuel Leonardo . . . no last name yet. Personality wise he's much like Austin, just less overbearing. They get along fairly well nowadays, though she can scare the shit out of him. "The Energy Capital of the World", he never seems to slow down. He and Arlington are perhaps the only Texas cities that give a crap about baseball. Known for the Houston Rodeo and the Johnson Space center, he spends much of his free time fantasizing about the former and mulling around the later.

Dallas. TX: Loud, brash, and bold, with a head bigger than his population. He and Houston are thick as thieves, with the form often holding him back when he decides to do something dumb. He's got Southern Hospitality and tries to exemplify when a goof Texan should be, but doesn't always think before he acts. When next to his sister, you can actually see that he's generally friendlier.

San Antonio, Texas: Reserved, authoritative, serious, she gives off a "don't f*** with me" aura almost constantly. Most people see this, and never guess how caring she actually is. She would die to protect those she loves, and continuously gets herself into hopeless situations trying to do so. She never backs down from anything until rendered physically unable, no matter how bad a decision that may be.

Alamogordo, NM: A fairly geeky kid, known for a mass grave of video games and a strong connection to the Trinity Test.

Tularosa, NM: A small, quiet, pretty girl of Apache decent. Commonly seen with Alamogordo, picnicking in White Sands.

Arlington, TX: An athletic, friendly girl who's much less serious than her close neighbors. Home of the original Six Flags, Dallas Cowboys Stadium, and the Texas Rangers Ballpark. Speaking of the last one, she and Houston commonly arrange baseball games for the cities, though the one they had after the 2011 World Series dissolved into her chasing him down with a bat in rage.

Galveston, TX: Used to be a fiery, careless troublemaker back in his pirate days, but was shocked into a long quiet spell after the hurricane of 1900. He started to come out of his shell in the 1960s, regaining some of his old spirit, especially around Mardi Gras. However, he's still kind of stuck in the past, which can be seen in his tourism business, and is spooked fairly easily.

Well there you go! Any suggestions welcome.
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Worthian Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
How is Dallas generally more friendly than Fort Worth?! Last time I went there I was verbally assaulted by random people on the street! Maybe there was a sporting event that went sour. Or Dallasites and Worthians really don't like each other.
GryGirl8 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm guessing I perceived Dallasians as more open than people from Ft Worth or something, I honestly don't know. Maybe I was trying to overcompensate for my inborn disdain for Dallas at the time by saying something nice. xD These designs are going on 3 years old, and they've all changed significantly. 
RengokuAkashi Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I suddenly have another reason to like being from Corpus Christi. If only the guys here were as good looking as that most of the time.
GryGirl8 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha, thanks! I haven't been to Corpus in a while actually.
RengokuAkashi Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, aside from the horrible roads and construction, I doubt it's really changed all that much.
mcrdancer Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Student General Artist
Yup, us Wacoans are pretty crabby people.

And yes, Wacoans IS the official name of the citizens.
GryGirl8 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ok, thanks!
Annatarctica Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
[[ They're all really cute (and in good chibi proportion! Though I might be the only one who finds keeping chibis in proportion difficult. =w= ) And there's so many, all with individual personalities! That's amazing itself! :clap: ]]
GryGirl8 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
[Thank you so much! Ugh I know, I hate chibi proportions, can't ever get it quite right. Especially with long hair, it never looks the right length.]
American-World Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Student General Artist
you should draw more Lubbock he is too cute. just too cute. Fort Worth is Beautiful. truly i like her. and the fact that you have a waco amuses me greatly. ALL of the Dr. Pepper. ALL OF IT! <3 <3
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