Here's my new species c: Not sure if I'm going to call them Dream Demons or not, but I did first see them in a dream over the summer. The one in my dream was like this one without the swirl on the shoulder c: I'm thinking of taking the swirl off and the rings on the back legs, but anyways, here's the new species ;o;
Some things I've decided on for them:
They're most commonly mostly black with a few white or grey 'sewn' patches and all their markings minus the symbol on their face is separated by stitches. When they're born, they're all white with the symbol on their head and gradually develop their 'markings' as they get older. The rarest coloration is white main body with black markings (above) Most of the species' markings are non-symmetrical and they never have stripes, they have more of splotches. Stitches in mane are hidden, so the hair is just colored accordingly.
Males are generally bigger than females. Females and males are very similar in everything other than size and genitalia(obviously)
They are not solitary animals and live in groups of 6-12 individuals. There's a loose hierarchy, and each clan is led by one alpha who is usually male. The rest of the clan consists of females and their pups. The Alpha chases the pups out of the clan at a year old unless they can beat the Alpha male and chase him out of the clan or kill him. Females won't inter vein with malexmale fights. Females in the clan have no real ranks other than a loose order based on size and strength.
BLAH I DON"T FEEL LIKE TYPING MORE. But der. If you're interested in one, I might make them an open species, but I will have to make a species reference sheet and everything *flops*
Art and character be mein