Feel Free to Use this Species!
So has started a new group that takes place in a world of hybrid creatures, most of which apparently have flowers on their heads though only one of the cannon species that have thus far been revealed actually have flowers on their head. I dont really feel like participating, but I've always been into creature creation, especially when given a set of perimeters to work within, so I made one just for fun. Not very original, I know, I was only messing around after all, but then I so liked the way the sketch turned out I thought I really ought to post them, but if I were to post them I might as well color them. And if I'm posting a colored version of them I might as well submit them to the group in case anyone else would like to use them.
Still working on the name. For now, I thought Bonsai worked well because of the miniature trees that grow on their heads, and because of their single horn/antler they are essentially unicorns (Bonsai can also refur to how small they are compared to actual horses, they are more like little deer or goats). The tree on their head can be any type, I would have drawn some more variety, but my wrist hurts too much. The trees may shed their leaves/flowers annually, but the trunks themselves are never shed, and if broken off could take years to grow back, if ever. In terms of color, most of these Unicorns sport plain coats in neutral colors (like the cream one up top), always with a red mask on their faces. Those of Spirit Affinity tend to become more vibrant in hue (like the two on the bottom).
Common Affinities are Earth and (less common) Spirit. The color of the strips and dots on their pattern often reflect their affinity.
I dont know enough of the Floraverse world to think of much of a history for these things, but for now I'll just say they live peacefully in the wild where there is clean water, usually in the forest or in a glen, and keep to their own kind. They dont seem to have their own language, but speak Plant and can communicate to each other in this way. Some are able to learn other languages, but generally arent very good at it, (kinda like the way Starfire from Teen Titans talks?). Their sentience is only about 40%, being a simple minded species, they can be hired as cheep labor. Despite being small, they can carry great loads when walking on all fours.
That's all I have. If you have suggestions or questions about this species, please let me know (like I said, I'm not even sure about the name). Also if you end up using this species to make a character, please link it below so I can check it out! I'm thinking this could be one of those species that happens in the background, like a servant in a rich creature's home, or the beast of burden for some traveling merchant. A donkey with a personality XD
I don't know the context of these's fictional species' existence, but I do know they are
SO CUTE I CANT HANDLE THEM.
SO CUTE I CANT HANDLE THEM.
you know, i dont know about the context either, all i knew when making these was the world is full of animals and some if not most have flowers or plants on their bodies XD
They remind me of Kirins
I'm liking the red markings.
it makes it look kinda oriental, eh?
This is one of the most beautiful creations I've ever seen! Q u Q I need
one of these beautiful little babies in my life!
Love the top right!
I really like the second one. ^^
: ) thanks
Would you mind if I tried to draw some fanart of these sometime? c:
fanart of the designs shown here? why, sure you can but wouldnt it be more fun to make your own? XD
No problem! ^^
I don't think i ever saw anything that creepy even if i was drunk at some point in my life... the art and coloring is great, but the idea is scary at best.
maybe they could have been cuter and less creepy if I didnt draw them this way? XD it's probably the eyes.
Haha, these are super cool. Nice work!
Wow such beautiful designs I always love bipedal unicorn critters. Love the one in the top-right , such lovely colours
thanks! I should have made the others keep to the neutural colors, but the other species were so colorful i guess i went overboard. coloring with technicolors is actually pretty fun XD
Wow these are pretty amazing!
i especially love the purple unicorn's shape, very good very good yes CB