kenderkat [Profile] 2013/2/2 - 19:37:49
i should be working on this comic but gimp is freaking out and
i need a name for this species since i'm planning on doing adopts of them
if you give me a really great name i'll give you a free custom
i'll also take four other customs, two male and two female
even though these creatures are quite rare, they can live in almost any part of the world. the largest population are in rain forests, where bright colors don't stand out too much and there are plenty of tall trees.
they can grow to about 4 feet tall, not counting male's crests, which can add several inches. their feathers are thickest around th head, elbows, knees, and the base of the tail. they cannot fly, but they can jump incredible distances. their mane is actually lots of long, thin, surprisingly soft feather that become coarser with age.
there is little difference between the sexes apart from their horns, crests, and some minor coloration. the males have long crests, similar to a cockatoo's, that can flare up to signal danger, intimidate rivals, or impress females. these and the long feathers on the shoulders are usually brighter than the rest. their horns have small protuberances.
both genders have small, reflective scales on the underside of their tail tip, used to communicate. they live in small familial groups that consist of a pair of leaders; a few lesser males; several females; and the chicklings, or juveniles. they can speak human languages, and many can read, but they communicate among themselves with chirps, growls, purrs, and hisses. in general, they are highly intelligent, and it is not unheard of for a group to settle in a human town. like the native americans, homosexuality is regarded positively. a gay couple will often be given a hut near the alphas'. they are an extremely spiritual and loving race, but they will fight fiercely if they must.
they tend to stay in one place, but every year, the group will leave their village and join together with the rest of the species on that continent in a central point for a single week. during this time, members of one group may transfer to another, or a couple will break apart and start a new one.
pictured here are Jinkalli (the female) and a completely random male i only colored to demonstrate the differences in coloration
help me name these bird monster things
and sorry for the long post, i'm passionate about monsters apparently
bleufire [Profile] 2013/2/2 - 21:22:46
These guys are really cool. o3o
They remind my of mantises... Eucalypse Mantae is the name I could think off. Use it if you like~
pumadragon [Profile] 2013/2/2 - 22:23:45
I really like these creatures you made up, making up creatures is something I like to do, and it's really awesome when people combine anatomies in a way that makes perfect sense, like you did here. I also like the male's coloration. As for a name, this isn't that original but you could try "Avis Monstrum"
kenderkat [Profile] 2013/2/3 - 19:46:13
thanks, both of you. owo
i'm kinda looking for more phonetic names, though. it might just be that i'm synnie, but to me, random syllables strung together can be more descriptive than a direct description. cx like jinka's name, here - jink sounds pointy with feathery tips (hence birdy-ness and horns and claws), and alli sound very green. (jinkalli was the first of these, and i designed her before i thought 'hey, i should make this a species!') idk if that makes since, but that's how i see it. cx
puma; my other passtime (design wise) is creating ridiculous villains with rlly stupid powers and then making them entire backstories and planning plots before abandoning them to oblivion
like i made a guy who had knitting powers
he was great
miles [Profile] 2013/2/5 - 23:50:21
SUCH COOL CHARACTERS
kender whyyyy are you so amazing at making up animals seriously
[anon]kender-at-school 2013/2/7 - 12:24:46
it's my job miles
no seriously can i get paid for making up monsters that'd be great
[anon]miles 2013/2/12 - 0:56:55
that would be the best!