From the artist, ThatCrazyDragonDog:
Here is Bayer the bear, my entry for the SoCal Furs mascot contest! He is loosely based on the California state flag ( hence being a brown bear and bearing the red star) while also holding an interesting design that i thought would go well with Tamerlaine and be identifiable.
From the artist, Clockwork Coon:
I wanted a name that would flow well with Tamerlaine, (the already existing female mascot) so I thought "Trent" would work perfectly. Also, because Tamerlaine is beachy and athletic, I wanted them to contrast rather than have the same personality and interests. (After all, California is huge! There's more than just beaches.) He's a California Grizzly Bear, which, to my knowledge, is extinct... but does he care? Nope!
He's a complete bro. He's a party animal. He's that guy in college that chugged a literal barrel of root beer, and he was the same guy who stole that barrel in the first place. He never grew up and he likes it that way.
He likes to brag about how he's a total stud, but in truth, he gets weak in the knees around cute people. Set aside all of his douchey antics, it doesn't take eyes to see that he's just a lonely guy that tries way too hard to impress the wrong people.
His favorite drinks are a tie between Monster and Arizona Iced Tea, root beer when he's feeling extra dangerous.
From the artist:
Miguel is modeled after a California Grizzly Bear.
He is Mexican-American, third generation to live in California, second to be born, his grandparents having been the ones to have immigrated here. He grew really close to both of his grandparents, them being his and his sister's caregivers while his mom worked.
Now, at age 24, of his two, grandparents, only his grandma lives.
He is a college drop out, though he has managed to raise in the ranks in the Carl's Jr. franchise, nonetheless, he is reconsidering going back into school as a business major.
Some of his favorite hobbies include working out, he likes to keep himself in shape, and quite healthy (rather picky with his food, only the finest of salmon for him, or no salmon at all). He is rather extroverted, and much of his friends aren't really friends except for a selected few whom have known him for year (and are the only ones that have really witness him and his love for his grandma). Aside from that, he is a generally caring person to those whom are nice to him, though he is definitely not afraid to pick a fight if you catch him on a bad day.
>Some information on his design.
All of his fur is of the same brown color with some darker fur around the joint areas (as in elbows, shoulders, knees) as well as his neck fluff, and his hair and ears.
He has a lighter color on his muzzle, eyebrows and around his eyes.
His nails are an offset cream white.
His eyes are the same color as his hair.
Upside-down sort of pear shape, not really as curvy. Big beefy arms are a must though. 'Cause... Do U Even Lift Bro?
MUST be plantigrade.