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Species: Jowwicera - Reference Sheet
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Published: August 23, 2018
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At last, the Jowwicera "Jowwi" have been updated and converted to their own concept, instead of a Spore-dependent creature. This is now the official design for the Jowwi species.

Character/Concept belongs to Rebecca "DarkEdgeTV".

Character/Species F.A.Q.

Q: Can I use this character/creature/species/concept?
A: No. Explicit permission by me must be granted first. No exceptions.

Q: Why is Fan-Art allowed?
A: Fan-art assumes credit and context, and falls under Fair Use policy. I'm perfectly happy for others to draw the Jowwi as fan-art, but they may not claim any characters or OCs based on the species without my consent. The same falls for hybrids; For example, seeing a Jowwi/Wyvern hybrid is cool and welcomed, but claiming the Jowwi/Wyvern hybrid as a character is not.

Q: Why the strict policy?
A: I am very protective with my concept and have become attached to it over the years. Additionally, it is a core part of my community and my business, therefore I intend for it to remain exclusive and special. I am however open to creating new characters/concepts in the future for general use. Think of the Jowwi as my exception, not my constant.

Q: How can I tell if someone else's artwork of the Jowwi is allowed?
A: All approved artwork will be added to my "Jowwi Empire" collection. Any artwork depicting my concept that does not feature in this collection is NOT approved and was made without consent or respect to my wishes. Additionally, I like to feature all fan-art made for me during my Livestreams, thus any non-DeviantArt fan-art that appears in the livestream are also approved.

Q: Do any approved Jowwi characters/OCs exist?
A: Currently, no. Should any exist in the future, I will update this FAQ.

Q: Where did the Jowwi come form?
A: Quite simply, they were a random creature I evolved many years ago during a playthrough in SPORE. Over time I've grown attached to the Jowwi, as I am fond of little blue raptors with giant eyes, and adopted it as my YouTube mascot. It has since grown wildly popular in my community, and with it I've become very attached to it (hence the need for an official redesign).

Q: What inspired the Jowwi design?
A: Nowadays, I honestly can not remember. I think it was just a random raptor-esque creature I made (I like making Dinosaurs and Dragons a lot). Nowadays, I see them as a bit of a visual hybrid between a Spinosaurus, a Dromaeosaur, and a Dilophosaur.

Q: What does all this mean for the Spore Creations of the Jowwi?
A: They still exist and are relevant, however they will be "updated" to reflect these new changes. One of the major reasons towards this redesign is to detach the Jowwi away from their Spore heritage and to exist as their own independant concept, hence the rename to "Jowwicera".

Q: Why do you refer to them as both Jowwicera and Jowwi?
A: "Jowwicera" is their new official name, which stems from "Jowwicera Sapiensemimus" (Sentient Jowwi) and "Jowwicera Dromaeomimus" (Wild Jowwi). However "Jowwi" always has and always will be their common name. Much like how we call the Tyrannosaurus Rex, a T-Rex, or a Panthera Tigris, a Tiger.

Q: WhY aReN't ThEy AnAtOmIcAlLy CoRrEcT??
A: Because I love my 'lil blue alien spinoraptors, and I love how I've designed them, and how they're often depicted in fan-art. Certain features are indeed exaggerated, but that's just the way they are. They're inspired by and based on Dinosaurs, but are not a real Terran Dinosaur. Certain features such as the overly large horns, giant feet and JP-wrists are intentional and referred to lore-wise.

Q: Why are there so few stripes compared to their old design?
A: The Thylacine stripes and highlighted eyes are the overall "default" design for the Jowwis. Otherwise, more stripes can be added. Much like a Tiger, they can all be different and varied.

Q: What other variants are there to the Jowwi?
A: Their stripes/patterns, horns, frills, and ridges can vary. They all follow the same general archetype, but differing varieties do exist. Note: The lore is still being written, but their changes in appearances begins in the "tribal stage". Designs will be available in due time.

Q: Why are there hybrids of Jowwis' with other creatures?
A: While I'm not exactly sure of the origin, I do personally enjoy hybrid creatures a lot, and since the Jowwi originated from Spore, creating hybrids was a very fun and easy prospect. The idea has since evolved and become embedded into Jowwi Lore, so that all hybrids can, in some way, be canon (if I so desire).

Q: Why did you add sexual dimorphism to the Jowwi?
A: Call me old fashioned, but I like a bit of a difference. As well as the variants, I like the idea of different characters in the future standing out from one another, and not looking too alike. I did however entirely complete the design of the Jowwi before adding any features, that way their differences are subtle at best. I would consider the female to be the "most complete" example of a Jowwi, with the males having some minor extra details to their faces.

Q: Why are some Jowwi depicted as animals and some as sentient characters?
A: Long story short, their species diverged into two groups; the Wilds and the Sentients. The purpose for this is so that artists who enjoy making fan-art can choose between either idea and it still be relevant and true to the species concept.

Q: What is the lore for the Jowwi?
A: It's a work in progress!

Q: What is with the Jowwis' obsession with tea?
A: Why not! It started off as a fun and silly joke, since I do like my tea. I've sinced baked it into the lore that the planet of Jowwi Prime was rich in tea leaves, along with it being a very hot and volcanic environment, therefore it was common for sweet aromas to be present. A lot of creatures from Jowwi Prime have a very calming response to tea, not just the Jowwi.

More Q/A's will be added as required!
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PWTHESNELL|Hobbyist General Artist
(Relating to the note I sent (& seeing this mentions fan-art + the server contains a detv-fan-art channel), would it be possible for me to post fan-art/gift-art (For you) on your server, in that channel?
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So when will we soon be able to create our Jowwi characters?
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Rebecca1208|Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry, I have no plans for that as the Jowwi are a closed species. I do however plan on making something new for adoptables
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thatoneguy342|Student Digital Artist
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ThatDrakiLady|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Jumpy Star (Star vs the forces of evil) Oh my god those doodles next to the model!!! I can't, it's so cute!! <3
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StardustMoonlight1|Hobbyist General Artist
oh so cute!
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gabbycat17|Hobbyist General Artist
AAAA I love it! :love: Very fun to read!
And wow, I didn't realize they were that big! Haha.
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iXavii|Student Digital Artist
I love it
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Xenoxzerin|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really nice design, so much effort put into this. I really like the model of the Jowwi very vibrant in colour, most of all the huge fan like tail 
is a great feature of its designThumbs Up  never knew this mascot turned into something more then a single character of your channel. It's interesting 
how the Jowwi is a spore creature but now I'm happy its becoming something more original! It's great that you are moving away from the style.
also...your drawings of the Jowwi heads is drawn really well(expression of each are brilliant) I can see you becoming an artist Thumbs up parrot  please keep practicing on day have speed paints on your would be awesome.
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Rebecca1208|Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much, for all! And indeed, it really has turned into quite the thing, I'm both really surprised and really happy for it :giggle:
And I'm glad you liked the lil heads, I still feel extremely rusty in terms of 2D sketches but as long as they can be enjoyed, then I am happy! Thank you :)
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TheChosen1GroxPL|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awwwwwwwwww..... Mega cute .w.
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GalaxyReach|Professional Digital Artist
A couple of things that would he awesome is seeing other creatures that share the planet with the Jowwi. I'm so interested in their world.
Also I suppose I'll ask this here but redirect me if it should be somewhere else: do sentient Jowwi walk more upright or do they still have hunched (raptor) postures like in this reference, and do the wild Jowwi ever use their hands to walk?? 
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Rebecca1208|Hobbyist General Artist
I do plan on making and showing off some of the other creatures :) They may not be quite as interesting or in-depth as the Jowwi, but I definitely do want to get some sort of legit eco-system going. And hey, who knows? Maybe I'll finally cave and make some Jowwi Prime adoptables? :giggle:

Good question about how they walk... I actually did not think about the Wild ones walking on their feet. That reminds me a lot of the Indoraptor/Spino and now I really want it to be a thing, hehe. Maybe I'll have to do some rewriting :thinking: but the Sentient Jowwi walk in the same raptor-like posture that you see in this reference!
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GalaxyReach|Professional Digital Artist
Oooo excite : D
Adoptable!! >v> that would be pretty rad.
Yes thats the image I had in my head, the prowling dinosaur thing hehe.
Awesome that's good to know for future drawing reference c:
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Kaythewolf102|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Super adorable! I can't take my eyes off of the colors ;o;
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Lyca-Houndoom|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:O I wanna get in on this fad!
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KamiWolffromthedark|Student General Artist
They look so cute oof
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