Draw it when you get up aj, do it loser
I’ve been thinking about baby Swunny lately! What do I want to call them? Cygnet’s like swans? Kittens like bunnies? Chicks for generic bird?? I’m just not sure yet.
I don’t know if I am even want them to lay eggs or have live births. It’s a tough decision! I might go with eggs, born naked lil babes without fluff/fur.
WHAT I DO KNOW is that when baby swunnies are born, they all look the same! Regardless of what their parents look like, what rare accents or traits they may have… All babies will be born as fuzz butts like above. The only thing that will differ chick to chick is eye/beak color. Babies come in 5 varieties of colors! White, Gray, Black, Brown, Cream. They don’t have to be exactly like the image above, they can be in different shades but they will be in the same color range as a whole.
"How do you get ____ color of baby swunny?" COMPLETELY RANDOM. Or whatever relates to your characters design the most. It’s mostly just random.
"When does a swunny get it’s adult feathers/markings/colors???" They will molt! Their new adult features and accents will grow through their baby fluff and push it out to molt off. In time as a young awkward adult they will literally grow into their designs and colors! Their necks will grow a lot longer too!
SWUNNY: they ha e extremely close family bonds and will even remain with their family group until death if they can manage it. If they can’t it’s examples like finding their life long mates, overpopulation, and scarce food.
PHIBIYAWNS: long long necks. Slender bodies. Rounder flat heads like snakes. They have gorgeous patterns on their neck frills.
They can make their frills stand open any time. When trying to intimidate their frills will vibrate. Much like a rattlesnakes tail.
They live mostly under water their entire lives. They occasionally come to the surface for sun bathing or when food is scarce.
They pose no threat to adult slickers but they do eat their young. Only slickers that Phibiyawn are afraid of are poison variety, because they have soft flesh they are poisoned quickly and lethally.
I remember people always questioned me as to what really made the two kinds of Slickers physically different other than poisonous/not poisonous.
The features are actually pretty distinguishable, if you were to happen upon them in the wild you’d be able to tell them apart pretty quickly based on their looks.
Poison Slickers are naturally slender, lithe long bodies. They are more flexible. Their heads are longer, ears point in towards each other and usually are longer. The bridge of their noses are longer helping pull their face down towards the chin. Their eyes seem to usually be more almond shaped and slanted. They rely on their sneakiness, posing and waiting for their prey to come too close to them… Ready to pounce in a flash!
Common Slickers are normally bigger. Sometimes twice as big as their poison cousins. Their faces are naturally more square/rectangular shapes. Shorter and perkier noses to pull in more scents. They are big hunters, they will hunt and chase down their prey so they developed bigger muscles to track, chase, and attack. Their ears are normally set outwards and are shorter while their large round eyes are sharp.
Differences between genders? Not much at all actually. You wouldn’t be able to tell the difference between a male and female unless you noticed their enlarged throat. Males can sing and croak to attract a females attention or get the attention of other slickers in the area. Normally Slickers chirp at each other.
If you ever wanted to quickly compare their personality to an animal imagine them acting like spastic Sphynx Cats!
I had always intended to make a Poison Slicker for myself. I decided to make a Female Poison Slicker named Josie. I kept seeing yellow/black poison dart frogs and had to try mocking a babe up for myself.
Unlike common slickers, poison types are much more sleek and slender. They are long in the face and have a single color for eyes. Their Iris takes up the whole visual of the eye unlike commons where you can see the sclera (whites).
They have a mucus like substance that coats their flesh in poison to protect themselves from predators and other slickers. Commons will pick on them if they have the chance too since they’re bigger and bulkier than poisons. They also have venom, much like their flesh only it’s a LOT more condensed and will effect it’s prey much much more quickly and most likely be a lethal dose. They don’t like to waste it so rarely will they use it unless absolutely necessary.
They also groom obsessively. Making sure they’re always coated protectively and looking fine as hell. Poisons generally are a little vain.
Lintlings, part of the Pillowing world.
If anyone remembers, I drafted Lintlings in 2012 as these rag-doll like mice creatures. At the time they had no lore or anything special, but as time went on I did develop them more and more in my head. Actually paired specifically with the Pillowing’s origin story.
The one featured here, Acorn, was the very first drafted Lintling. Originally I made this for a trade but the owner never bothered to contact me or claim her/her species. So I decided to keep and improve upon it.
Lintlings were a by product of magical experiments gone wrong. During the successful creation of Pillowings, the Artisan decided to try and mock up more creatures like it. The next was a mouse like critter to be smaller and easily carried around.
Only the magic was too great for this small object now turned creature. The rag-doll mouse escaped from the Artisan before they had the chance to disable it and to everyone’s surprise? It procreated. It was the only one of it’s kind, alone and lonesome, it hid away in the creator’s home and stole away anything it could get it’s paws on. It stashed all of these objects together and began to build itself a new friend. It used it’s own magical life force to create another. That Lintling created more, and they created more… You can see where I’m going with this.
The Artisan was amazed by these small creatures. Unlike pillowing they actually had become alive, breathing, thriving even! The creator didn’t have the heart to take this away from them, they were both annoyed and proud of their little accidental creation.
Lintlings are now considered pests. Their sizes can average from small mice to very large rats. They live indoors where it’s warm and comfortable under the noses of human or human like creatures. They hoard away lost objects into their nests. Things like safety pins, buttons, socks, anything you leave out they will try to get and carry away.
Many people who are plagued with Lintlings have no idea where they came from! Not knowing the Artisan who made Pillowings also made these little creatures they buy Pillowings to help protect their homes and things. Pillowings have an urge to run and chase Lintlings, mostly in all good fun. But they will do their very best to catch them and bring them to their owners!
Lintlings are not looking for human companionship or to be pets. They are sentient in their own ways to live and thrive. And to avoid the pillowings… But I’m sure if you try hard enough you could possibly tame these little creatures. The Artisan in charge is still trying!
I’ve decided Phibiyawns are almost like pokemon. They can blow/make bubbles with their mouths. I’ll try doodling it out to see if I like that idea, but it’d be cool if they could do that with their spit/mucus/poison and actively attack predators.
So again, while laying in bed last night I had another dumb idea for a side species in my world of Clo.
I wasn’t sure if I wanted it to be a reptile or an amphibian? But when I thought of the name “Phibiyawn” I knew I had to make it amphibian… haha…
They will not have relations dna/species wise to Slickers. But will most likely like in the same marshy environments like them.
And of course, for some reason all my species have to have sleep-related qualities?
These Phibiyawns have crazy secretions of poison or mucus like material.. I haven’t decided if it’s just certain spots on their bodies, all over, or just venom from their mouths??? But if you were to take these poisons they are used as “Dream Aids”.
Depending on your Phibiyawn, you could easily give someone wonderful dreams, nightmares, any sort of emotion whirlwind as they slept with a few drops of their secretions. They will use this as a big defense against predators who attack and maul them. Not only does it effect their dreams, but it works like a sleep agent or tranquilizer.
Because of decades of perfecting this poison, most wild Phibiyawns only naturally produce negative related poisons. Anger, Depression, Fear, Shock, anything to torment the taker.
Phibiyawns with sweeter and more positive poisons are extremely rare in the wild because they’re possibly one of the most delicious creatures on the menu! Not only does the predator get a great meal, but the sweetest dreams and deepest sleep afterwards too. When waking they will feel full, replenished, and completely healthy.
Because of this some/most Phibiyawns have been domesticated and even farmed for their secretions/poisons. To aid people, animals, or for the darker arts of poison and even murder. It’s incredibly rare for anyone to have a negative domesticated Phibiyawn - but the positive ones are everywhere!
I’m still working on their looks. In my head when I first thing of them I knew they had drooping frills. Like that spitting dinosaur from jurassic park? They can flare it up, but naturally it just sags and droops. They will also have thin sleek eel-like tails. For the rest of their body? I haven’t decided yet…
Writing this all down before I forget anything more.