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Azaroth Species Sheet
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Published: October 19, 2018
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 Paw Print .v4 - Light Green - F2U! This is an open species! Feel free to make your own! Paw Print .v4 - Light Green - F2U!  



At last.
At long last.
It's here. It's real.
I've been working on this for SO long, you guys have no idea.

Ever since I posted my first Azara species sheet (rest in pieces), I've been dying to make one for my Azaroth, my other made-up creatures.
Time and time again I posted artwork of this species, giving you guys little to no context as to what animals they were.
Sure, you may have heard of them by reading my Azarian Stories, but I felt that both Azaras and Azaroth were sort of bland in terms of lore and species descriptions.

Well, lo and behold, one of them got their dinner served.
It took me over a year of research to make these animals as biologically accurate as possible, and then three more months to draw all the artwork you see and assemble it into a single image. It was worth it, and I hope you guys like it.

This is as descriptive as a species sheet can be, and I actually attempted to make Azaroth feel like an actual, real existing animal, by giving it a taxon and relating it to a bunch of other species.
There is so much more that I wish I could include in this sheet, but the image was already ridiculously big as is. I actually tried uploading this as a .png, but DeviantART literally wouldn't take files bigger than 80MB, and mine was 95 ^^; I don't think I've ever created an image file so big, lol. So here, we're left with the old jpeg version. Just pretend those bits of ripped parchment were transparent, ok? 
Since I'm not quite done showing absolutely everything about this species, I may actually post a follow-up going in depth into their genetics, especially their colors and patterns*, and I will most likely be posting some of the individual images that you see in this sheet, so that you can see them better.

**Just so you can get a taste, here is but a fraction of all the possible color combinations. Don't worry my sanity is still intact.
Azaroth color dummy solid by ARVEN92  Azaroth color dummy all tabbies by ARVEN92  Azaroth color dummy all spots by ARVEN92  Azaroth color dummy all specialspots by ARVEN92

In the meantime, enjoy this species sheet!
If you have any questions about this species, feel free to ask me! I'm always eager to discuss about them!
And remember that this is an open species! You are more than welcome to create your own Azaroth, and I'd love to see what you come up with :)
Just make sure to mention my name in the description as the species owner :D
I may also make some adoptables along the way, but this will be it for now.

Further reading
There are a few words in bold in the sheet, for which I'll provide links here, for further reading if you are interested! 

Species and art (c) :iconarven92: 
Special thanks to :iconcpat: and :iconshadow-hyder: for their help with making this sheet!
Read Sleight of Hand:  Azarian Stories - Sleight Of Hand Cover by ARVEN92
Read All That Glitters:  A.S. All That Glitters -Pages 1 - 2 by ARVEN92

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IMAGE DETAILS
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Windows)
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Comments (154)
SydneeGOL's avatar
Hh im on mobile and its not working here
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It-s-strange's avatar
HaHA the image broke my computer XD these are cool tho!
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ShadowyDragon42|Hobbyist General Artist
can i join
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ARVEN92|Professional Digital Artist
Of course! :)
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ShadowyDragon42|Hobbyist General Artist
Great thanks!
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TheNervousMedic|Hobbyist General Artist
Holy moly, so much thought went into this! good job!
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ARVEN92|Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much! So happy you like this :D
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mimidorbs|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Okay this is absolutely awesome :OOO
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ARVEN92|Professional Digital Artist
Ahh thank you!
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RipTide101's avatar
is awsome! good job
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ARVEN92|Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
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RipTide101's avatar
I wish I was this creative, and had this much patience, you got talent, keep usin it!
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PinewoodEstate|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wauw!!! Just... WAUW!! The amount you must have put into this is amazing!! I love the Azaroth!! Great work!
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ARVEN92|Professional Digital Artist
Ahh thanks so much, I'm so happy you like this :)
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TheRomanLioness|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I might try my hand at one of these. They're a lovely and well thought out species.
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ARVEN92|Professional Digital Artist
That is very kind of you! Thank you so much, I'm happy you like them! Have fun :)
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TheRomanLioness|Hobbyist Digital Artist
:3
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Darkwiitch|Professional Digital Artist
Do you have adopts open for this species?
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ARVEN92|Professional Digital Artist
Hi there!
I've made a few batches in the past which all sold out, I'm currently working on a new one as we speak :)
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Driftfall|Hobbyist General Artist
This is such a cool species!!! I'm defiantly making one ^^
Also, how do you even get started on making your own species?
I'm in the process of making my own :3
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ARVEN92|Professional Digital Artist
Ahh thanks, have fun with it! :)
It definitely took a lot of research for this one, I'd say start off by learning about real animals: how and where they live, how they find food and defend themselves, how they reproduce, etc. 
Very often, the animal's behavior and lifestyle depends a lot on the environment it lives in.
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Driftfall|Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, gotcha. Thank you for the advice ^^
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Likopinina|Student General Artist
I'm very curious about Neonimravus and Cynailurus ingens, what are they? Aside from Azara and Azaroth these two are the only made-up ones in your phylogeny tree
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ARVEN92|Professional Digital Artist
Well spotted! ;)
Neonimravus was an ancestor of Azaras and Azaroth, before these two species split apart.
It was closer in look to Azaroth as it was quadrupedal, but it also retained more key characteristics of classic Nimravidae, such as five toes on its rear feet, saber-teeth and a plantigrade gait.
Cynailurus ingens is more closely related to Azaras than it is to Azaroth, but it still represent a transition between the two, as it also still has five toes on its rear feet, but a more upright stance, like Azaras. Moreover, as the name suggests, it was much larger in size than modern Azaras :)
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