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Lunar Water Dragons - New Art Added

29 Aug 2019, 5:09 am (Edited 21 Oct 2019, 8:07 pm)

Here's their current default appearance (open images in new tab for full size versions of any of the art in this post):

This will be the base for any future adoptables - although I still need to add the shading yet.

A basic coloured example:

The lore I currently have:
•They are sea-dwelling creatures, they can be found in all oceans, but do prefer warmer climates.
•These little guys are tiny in size, no bigger than a fairy shrimp.
•They come in a whole range of colours and patterns.

•They are fantastic swimmers, and resemble otters in the way they swim.
•They can flatten down their back frill when swimming for a more streamlined swim.
•They are incredibly fast and always alert in the water, making it almost impossible for predators to catch them.

•They are incredibly fast and always alert in the water, making it almost impossible for predators to catch them.
•They are gentle, social creatures and very intelligent.
•They're also curious creatures, and very playful.
•They usually live in social groups, although some can be loners.
•They feed mostly on kelp, but will eat most types of plant.
•They have mostly flat teeth for ripping and grinding the kelp, but 4 small canine teeth for breaking through tougher plants.
•They are called "dragons" but they have a texture more like jelly fish. No scales. They also give birth of live young - not eggs.
•While they can survive on land but it's almost unheard of for them to leave the sea.
•They are mostly active at night, with peak activity being at dusk and just before dawn.
•They have paws with webbing between the toes, but no paw pads or claws.
•They have forked tongues.
•They have between 10 - 20 quills along their entire body which connects a large frill.
•This frill is semi-transparent in the daylight, but glows in moonlight.
•Depending on the dragon's rarity they may have more parts that glow, some even have glowing patterns on their bodies.
•The closer it is to the full moon the brighter these parts will glow.
•When the full moon comes they use this glow as part of a pairing dance.
•Paired dragons will dance with their partners, while single dragons will dance to attract a partner.
•When dancing together or swimming very fast on a full moon, the dragon will leave a trail of light from their back frill..

Different phases of the moon.

1. Daytime - The frill is semi-transparent in daylight.

2. New Moon - The frill is no longer transparent, but don't glow.

3. Waxing/Waning Crescent - A mild glow.

4. Half Moon - Stronger glow.

5. Waxing/Waning Gibbous - Very strong glow but no light trails.

6. Full Moon - Strongest glow with light trails during movement.


Currently working on:
Shading and colouring my current adoptable model.
A few minor alternate features for rarer LWDs.
Making a few adoptables.


Ping list - please let me know if you'd like to be added:
Imoku Pozemi20 Neo_Leo_807 SkyMoon1616
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29 Aug 2019, 5:18 am (Edited 29 Aug 2019, 5:19 am)
I think this is a pretty cool concept! I would love to get one once you fully release them. I wish you luck with starting a species, it can take a while to get it going.
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29 Aug 2019, 5:26 am
Okay, this is actually really stinking cute.
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29 Aug 2019, 5:28 am
I like them, they're really cute! I might be interested in getting one.
Please ping me if you want to be sure I answer.

29 Aug 2019, 5:39 am
Lovin it! Will most likely get one once they’re fully done!
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2 Sep 2019, 9:15 pm
Looking for opinions on if people prefer the short or longer back-frill for the default design?
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2 Sep 2019, 9:18 pm
Oh my goodness these are super adorable! I'd love one once they're finished. I personally prefer longer back frills myself.
2 Sep 2019, 9:23 pm
I like these
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5 Sep 2019, 1:58 am
Thank you, everyone, for your encouraging words.

I'm working on a few extra images to show them off fully, and shading my default base image. I might then make a few adopts to check test the waters of peoples' interest.

I can make a ping list for anyone interested.
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5 Sep 2019, 2:00 am
May I be on the pinglist?
5 Sep 2019, 2:04 am
I love them!! I prefer the longer back frill but it'd be cool to have variations, maybe have longer frill for males and shorter frill for females (or vice-versa). Can they only live in saltwater? I'd like to be put on the pinglist pls!
5 Sep 2019, 6:22 am
Thanks for your kind words and interest. I'll add you to the ping list :)
These ones are saltwater only, but I might make a freshwater version that slightly differs in appearance.

Thanks a lot for your interest. I've added you to the list :)
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2 Oct 2019, 1:24 pm
Ping list please! These guys are super cute!
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8 Oct 2019, 5:36 pm
Imoku Pozemi20 Neo_Leo_807
New artwork added. Next ping will be for adoptables..
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8 Oct 2019, 5:42 pm (Edited 8 Oct 2019, 5:43 pm)
The new art is so cool hshdjs!! QwQ I love this lore with the moon ♡
8 Oct 2019, 6:04 pm
THESE ARE ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!!!! As soon as you're finished with them, I'd love love love to have one!!! Please put me on your pinglist!!