Oh no I totally take it back - those pikmin weirdo creatures were way more like Moles and Shrews! I don’t know where I was getting jackalopes and rabbits from?? Just all I could remember were silly long feet. But this seems like they were a lot like this - I was just blanking on the creature!
I had a weird dream about… I’m not sure… They were like Pikmin creatures? Tiny animal like imps that had different kinds of plants/flowers on their heads. They were small and liked to stay underground at night. They buried themselves at night to protect themselves from this big creature, I’m not sure what. But it would eat them if they were caught above ground at night. So they only come out during the day light hours, even on dark/stormy days they will stay underground because that “thing” would come out from the dark…
Maybe they were jackalope themed? I’m not sure…
I found some old art books today called ‘Celtic Art: The methods of Construction by George Bain’ Which, I found interesting. I only have 4 out of the 7, they are very old (From 55 years ago). I thought I would just share some scans from them, some people might find them useful. :)
Finally changed it. ;) Part 2
Before I forget. Moth-stag are a species that are extremely endangered. They only live in very old and dense forests, often referred to as “King’s Forest”.
They will survive in a herd as little as 3, but prefer to be in herds 10-30. Lone moth-deer do not survive.
REALLY REALLY OLD PIGGATOR CONCEPT ART. This was a very first draft from 2009 when I was drying to draft ideas for a pet site boss battle. I decided to keep it to myself in the end and I’m so glad I did.
I plan to make a LOT of edits, this just really really cool to see where it started, you know?
I plan to give them lots of plating/scales, big clawed and webbed feet, and a much longer snout for the gator feel.
But yeah, meet the Swamp Swine! Natural predator of the Slickers and Birdeer!
PIG/GATOR CREATURE (aka Swamp Swine) is the main predator of Slickers, they live in the same environments. They often raid Slicker’s nests while they’re out hunting and eat up their eggs/hatchlings. They usually scavenge but will gladly hunt for Slickers when they are healthy and able too!
Birdeer - live in three different kinds of places, these birdeer are called…
- Urban Dwellers; These birdeer live close and often with people. They actively take part in human lives, scavenging their food, using bird houses/baths/feeders, they even will accessorize themselves like the people they watch every day. Bits of string, fabric, making accessories out of anything they can find and get their claws on. They even seem to freely interact with humans, goading them into giving them food or playing with them when they’re bored. They seem to have lost all fear of mankind which can be a problem a lot of the time as they’re consider pests in larger cities. Birdeer here seem to group up to about 4 - 10 per social group.
- Rural Dwellers; Birdeer that live in the country side or in small towns. They are often around people but do not actively interact with them. Some act like their Urban cousins and stay in bird houses and use feeders, but mostly they just nest around human homes since it’s easier and safer than the wild. Birdeer here group up normally in 10’s or more since there is so much space to be had. Because they don’t rely on humans so much they stick together more to watch out for each other.
- Forest Dwellers; These birdeer actively AVOID all and any human contact. They are skittish and more fierce their than Rural and Urban cousins. Living in the outer wilds has made them strong and protective. They survive in VERY large groups, sometimes up to 30 birdeer per flock! They never sway too far from the group, when they do leave they leave in small packs of 2-4 birdeer to get food or supplies. In the wild Birdeer are easy prey for most animals, by staying together in a group they manage to alert each other and survive most predators.
My (almost all*) sushidogs drawn by the artist Chital!