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Original Species Tutorial [Focus] by Fumi-LEX Focus panel of species tutorial by Fumi-LEX

before I head out on my trip I want to post this. It was suppose to be apart of a group of panels that encompassed the steps to creating an original species that was going to be a collaboration but it sorta fell apart. Anyways, this was my panel, which I still feel like it has some good points on its own (though I would have much preferred it to be with all the other panels) and it feels pretty relevant with a few species mimics popping up that past couple days. 
I cannot stress enough the fact that there are SO MANY real world animals that are weird and cool and full of neat traits that can be used as inspiration for an original species. This is my advice on anatomy and body structure to anyone who is thinking about making a creature or develop an original species. Also, actually look at real world creatures, I looked at various photos for all my example animals, and they all look distinct even though they are all in the same style and color, if your trying to create something and it keeps looking like a dog even though you want to draw an anteater mixed with a rabbit creature then actually look at photos of anteaters and rabbits for inspiration. 
I hope this helps.

image, art and example original species are mine, don't be a thief, my art is not free use nor to be used for reference, that is what photos and stock images are for.
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Given 2014-01-28
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ruskket Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This tutorial is really helpful, thank you! Also, what program did you use for this?
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Incyray Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Student General Artist
duuude i gonna go design some gun dog type creature, the one you made is so cute! :love:
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Hauket Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014   General Artist
that wasn't what the tutorial guide was meant for, I already made a gundog, the point was to make something that has not been made yet.
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Incyray Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Student General Artist
yeah i know that! i was just saying that it was cool idea and it gave me inspiration.
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ApalrieusCentauri Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Student General Artist
 This is so helpful, thank you! :heart:
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:iconforeignbutterfly:
ForeignButterfly Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
VERY HELPFUL
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:iconreemiks:
Reemiks Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The Gundog... just wow.
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:iconkisheekare:
Kisheekare Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Now all I need is some sort of skill at drawing and then I'll be good to go!
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bluedrgnMethy Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
very helpful!
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MacMacaroni Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you both so much, these two tutorials helped me so much with creating my own original species. I'm still nervous about how I went with them, I haven't been given much feed back, so I don't know if they're that good or not, but these really helped me with designing them. I just wanted to thank you both for making these, you lovely people! Thank you so much! ;A;
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WerewTerrefGrin Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Student General Artist
This be useful, I like this :3
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:iconrioazimora:
RioAzimora Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Student General Artist
This is amazing!
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Feyoka Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
So proud to see you get a DD <3 Its well deserved.
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pomnabo Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
great work! this has given me quite a bit of inspiration! :D
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Sinnibelle Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I saw this not to long ago- it is very helpful. I am glad it got you a DD - you deserve it <3
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TruthisTruth Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Congratulations on the Daily Deviation! :clap:
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Soldier-Ell Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
Beautiful!
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gacek Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
What's the name of the font used?
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SpaceOrchid Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Student General Artist
I think it is called 'Hobbiton'
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:iconhauket:
Hauket Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014   General Artist
hobbiton
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:icongearfreed:
Gearfreed Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist
Awesome and Congrats on getting DD!
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Kirschenwasser Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Congratulation to the well deserved DD! Sun Heart
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Shen-fn-Woo Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
gundog
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robson666 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist
congratulations to the well deserved Daily Deviation Clap Clap
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MeDeMeo Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that gundog tho
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the DD, lovely info! :dalove:
Have a nice day! :party:
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:iconbieiie:
bieIIe Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on the well-deserved DD!!
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:iconanadalya:
Anadalya Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very helpful information, thank you ^-^ I'm sure it will make it easier for me to create more cohesive creatures!
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:iconmotok:
Motok Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Student General Artist
this is PERFECT!! ohohohoho Im so happy. Thank you this made my day >w< <3
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faunmagi Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Very helpful, thanks! I'm trying to work on my own alien critters at the moment... it's a bit of a challenge trying to make them completely unique lol.
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GabrielsThoughts Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
thank you.
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Insanus-Draconem Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
This is excellent; it deserves a DD
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SashaWren Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh man talk about helpful!! This is awesome, thanks!
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Keesness Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hhh wow,
this is so helpfull!
I absolutely adore this, 
thank you so much for making it!
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SophieSuffocate Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm really sorry but the color used for this is REALLY hard to look at and read. ;w; It gives me a headache. 

It sucks cause I really want to read this. /weeps/ Well anyways, it looks lovely at a glance, and I hope you don't mind me letting you know. 
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HammerheadProduction Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Save the image and change it to black and white in a photo editor
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SophieSuffocate Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconhammerheadproduction:
HammerheadProduction Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
No problem :)
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SophieSuffocate Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I derped and forgot I could do that. xD
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:iconhammerheadproduction:
HammerheadProduction Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Haha it happens :))
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Clock--Heart Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hey, thanks for this, it's super helpful

gundog is #1 :iconawyeahplz:
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Fumi-LEX Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
Awahh life got in the way ugh, it was a good endeavor though. tbh with those couple accidents that happened recently, although the peeps were really nice and understanding, it got me to think something should really be said soon. 

Ahhhhh
maybe it was out of our hands a little bit though, it seems like we all had our method of creating species that didn't fit together seamlessly, like trying to fit together pieces from similar but different puzzles.

I could post that panel I made, I'm not sure it'd stand well on it's own though uhghhh, if I do maybe I'll link it to your panel idk
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NovaCatTrueborn Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice!
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xFeatheredQueenx Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg the stalkwalker is sooooooo cute
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