And this marks the end of my to-do list for the summer! And I finished it just in time too. c:
These were meant to just be icons but I liked the characters so much that I made 500x500 busts + little icon versions. c: (icons versions can be seen here since they looked like shit in a photoset)
These are for Zenophrenic on deviantart
More headworld explaining time! I figured I would cover why a completely black Crystali can’t happen. Crystali gradually lose all their white and markings when they are affected by a disease I decided to call Solipism. I like this word a lot, and the latin it comes from basically describes exactly how sad this disease is. I have not decided how it originated yet, but you catch it by touching it basically. (Goopy residue this creature leaves behind sometimes/getting mauled by it.) It stains their fur and just takes their bodies over.
Crystali who are affected become unable to communicate with others. In their minds, they’re speaking but it just won’t ACTUALLY come out? If that makes sense? Eventually they forget everything about themselves and become empty melancholy shells. They’re not typically aggressive, but they can be.
Due to the nature of this disease, Crystali and Solus don’t understand each other. To the Crystali, these creatures are simply out to infect everyone with cooties and to the Solus, Crystali are incredibly violent and to be avoided at all costs.
When infected, a Crystali’s fur (typically the insides of their hands because they infect themselves way more often than they are attacked by Solus.) becomes stained a darker shade of grey than their base grey. This stain spreads over time (it takes a couple months before it becomes impossible to hide i’d say) and eventually their fur becomes sticky and impossible to clean. When the stain has taken over their bodies they start to undergo a gross werewolf-y transformation into the creature depicted above and that’s when they become incapable of speaking or being even remotely capable of communicating with anything- not even each other.
Solus sometimes have slightly darker markings that they inherited from their past lives. These don’t mean anything, they just happen to random individuals.
Sometimes Solus end up with dull and cracked up crystal spikes/horns. These never glow or emit any aura. They stay the color of their original element and more often than not they fall off after a little while. (They NEVER have more than a few shards.)
Solus lack teeth, They just have a beak. The inside of their mouth is just a goopy black void. They don’t have a trachea or any organs in there. Their eyes are also NEVER open. Some wonder why they even have them. (if they were to open, I would imagine it would just be a black void much like the insides of their mouths.)
Their hands and feet are very similar to bird feet. They have no thumbs on their back feet. They do leave trails when they walk but due to them having tiny feet, the trails aren’t huge. The big puddles of goop only form when they have been sitting in one spot for a while. The goo doesn’t remain there forever either, it will evaporate with time. Plants will no longer grow where these creatures have laid for an extended period of time.
Their entire bodies are made of thick tar-like goop. They appear smooth at first glance, but if you touch them you will stain yourself without a doubt.
Contest prize for Simander for placing 4th in the split tooth contest. c:
Trying to releave stress with colors??? I don’t know, I sure hope today doesn’t suck as much as I am predicting it will. :C
I hardly doodle in photoshop but today I was just FEELIN it.
I sure wish I’d get upset over arguing with my friends or something instead of something so incredibly unreasonable it’s impossible for me to even explain it to someone so they can make me feel better? oh the joys of feeling completely isolated