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Took a lot longer than it should've due to my classes, but I finally finished it! This is a current spread of the baseline designs for each of the Mynrean ethnicities according to continent. I'm very happy with how the Mirn (far right) re-design turned out and I've added another sub-race, the Ajatan, since my last whack at a reference sheet akin to this in 2009 -- which you can find here
. Oh, by the way, all the Mynreans included in this piece are male and technically bald
, as far as hairstyles go. Mynrean females don't have horns, yep. Check out my map submission to get a handle on each of the continents if you're interested:
Here's a translation of the Mynskritt text below each of the mugshots:Zaln.
+ Culture differs between industrial and rural locals.
+ Clothing style is a mix of Asian and Germanic.
+ Known to have relatively short tempers.
+ Fur patterns are similar to domestic felines.
+ Short stature with plain horns.
+ Culture is heavily aministic with hints of astrology.
+ Clothing style is very rural with Mongolian influence.
+ Known to be brilliant alchemists but distrusting.
+ Fur patterns are often dark with some heatering.
+ Tall to average stature with ramlike horns.
+ Culture has heavy Buddist and Latin overtones.
+ Clothing is based on wraps like Indian saris.
+ Known for textiles, spices, and herbal medicines.
+ Fur patterns are that of wild cats and often noisy.
+ Average stature with males having no horns.
+ Culture is barbaric and tribal with African undertones.
+ Clothing style is very natural with decoration in the form of trophy kills.
+ Known for their use in the Zaln slave trade, but mislabled as mindless desert brutes.
+ Fur patterns are lionlike with ranging color.
+ Stature is large and muscular with thick spiraling horns.
+ Culture is similar to Hin, but with Orhayn undertones.
+ Clothing style is a mix of African and Indian.
+ Also known as victims of the Zaln slave trade, but also as the first Mynreans to have primitive flight.
+ Fur patterns are taken from wild spotted felines.
+ Stature is average with large ears and narrow spiraling horns.
+ Culture is rigidly religious, isolated, and Patriarchal.
+ Clothing style is made up of robes with Catholic undertones and Renaissance flavor
+ Known for reserved personalities and their vast scriptoriums.
+ Fur patterns are albinistic, muted, and inbreeding is widespread.
+ Very tall and slender stature with a longneck and branching antlerlike horns.
Haa, so much has changed since then and my cultural/world Onenote file keeps expanding. I'm working on digging through my sketchbook and setting priorities for other concept arts to be finished now that I have a bit more time, so look forward to some full-body references, clothing, hairstyles by region, and other detailed things.
Also, I've also recently discovered that by submitting my artwork and ideas and all onto the web via deviantART, it's all completely protected by copyright law by default! So I'm thinking of submitting some of my text documents as well in the near future for your enjoyment, as well as to benefit from the copyright, hee.All concepts and content discussed © Karina Weber / *xX-purplecarrot-Xx