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Original Species Tutorial [Focus] by Fumi-LEX Original Species Tutorial [Focus] by Fumi-LEX
Species Anatomy Tutorial by Aviator33

Does anyone remember that original species tutorial I mentioned me and some friends were working on? Things didn't work out quite as planned, real life happened and stuff. Hailey posted her panel that she had finished and I thought I'd go ahead and post this one too, since I feel the topic is still quite important and oftentimes overlooked.

I'm thinking of also making a very brief original species creation/elaboration guide to get out there the method I use. I'd list questions for the user of the tutorial to consider while making their species that are actually really helpful when paving your way through what you want your species to be, things like 'is it a mammal/reptile/bird/something totally new?' 'is there sexual dimorphism?' 'what does it eat?' 'where does it live?'
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Terk-da-ant-dawg Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015  New Deviant Student Traditional Artist
This is so cool
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XerxesTexasToast Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Student General Artist
Thanks for the tips! I'm currently conceptualizing a species and I'm trying to narrow down its base traits to something simple.
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featherf1ame Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the giant help!

could you please tell me what you think of mine? featherf1ame.deviantart.com/ar…
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CreepyWarriorPony Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015
Great help! Now I know how to make my new species for my big project thingy!
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Fumi-LEX Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015
I'm glad I could help!
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foxIing Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
you're making me want to create a dreamy sheep species like the ones at the bottom bvhjdsvdbshacjadbhj
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Fumi-LEX Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014
Oh man gomen!!
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Sparklez-The-Alpaca Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
Wow this is clever! :D
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Fumi-LEX Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
AH thanks!
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Crimson-Wolf2323 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
sweet
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Fumi-LEX Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014
rad
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Mingamia Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for this tutorial! For a while I've wanted to create a tree - plant based species but didn't know where to start. 
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Fumi-LEX Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
Ah, I'm glad my tutorial could help!!
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shadowkitty13 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
can you elaborate on the word "focus?" 
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Fumi-LEX Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
"Your focus is the general idea of what you're wanting to create, which will guide you while creating your species." I'm not sure I can be more specific than that, sorry! 
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shadowkitty13 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
okay
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TheGhoulAvenue Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
That poor thing in the corner lol
This may be helpful for some friends of me when they need help with their species °3° weee
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Fumi-LEX Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
Oh man, I hope it does help!!
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TheGhoulAvenue Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Would you mind taking a look at my species? I want to know if theres anything I should add about their info or whatever owo fav.me/d7c5nir
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Fumi-LEX Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
Aah dang they seem really fleshed out already! A really good way to find different things to write about the species, is question every single bit of their attributes and explain why they have them. 
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TheGhoulAvenue Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I did that already, I just wait for people to ask me something I havent taken in mind yet or forgot to write down :P By all the information its sometimes difficult to see things by yourself. o_o
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Fumi-LEX Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
Yeah that's true!
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pokebugggirl Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
kill meeeeee...
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Fumi-LEX Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
the world cannot fathom the pain of it's existance
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Snapplehusky Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
soo i did what you said and suggested and it was very helpful and heres what i made i think it good i just would like a person how i guess knows better and can help me out-snapplehusky.deviantart.com/ar…
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Selenada Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much!! This guide is very helpful :) I am new to design and this surely going to be used!
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Fumi-LEX Featured By Owner May 21, 2014
I'm glad it was!!
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Kitcon Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That turtle deer think is freaking adorable.
I looveee it.
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Fumi-LEX Featured By Owner May 16, 2014
thank you haha!
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IiIypads Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
Woah, this is awesome! The tips are quite helpful and the drawings ahhhhh<3 I especially love the domesticated one! :happybounce: Thanks so much for making this!
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Fumi-LEX Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
Oh gosh you're welcome, I'm super glad you found it 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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Fumi-LEX Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
OMG I'm super glad to hear that it was helpful for you!!
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KonoeitheWolfSpirit Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well done. I do believe you have helped me out.
Thanks so much~
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Fumi-LEX Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
I'm glad!
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KonoeitheWolfSpirit Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
*flails about* As am I! <3
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pendrakeon Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Oh my gosh, that "Represents/Traverses Dreams" one is so awesome. I just want to draw it forever.
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ninufaa Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
Thank you. This has helped me exceptionally in ordering my ideas for a new alien species I was brainstorming, as I was conflicted with the anatomy. 
Your categorization of carnivore, herbivore attributes really made me realize how much unnecessary stuff I was just mixing in, turning the whole concept into an overly complex chimera monster thing. A species has to be simple, easy to understand and have characteristics that fit with it's diet and environment.

Kudos to your tutorial and again, thankyou for sorting my head up (however intentional or otherwise)!
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Fumi-LEX Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
I'm super glad it helped you organize your thoughts and helped develop your species!
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bubbIies Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omai this tutorial is amazing. ; v ; especially since i just learned about some of these things in science (depth perception, beasts of burden, etc :'D and why certain animals have certain tributes)! thanks so much for this lex<333
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Fumi-LEX Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
I'm glad to have helped!
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bubbIies Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
heh ;v; ♥
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Anadalya Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I've been trying to make new species for my world so this is very helpful! ^-^ I love the sheep and the fawn turtle a lot, so cute! 
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Fumi-LEX Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
I'm glad I could help! and thank you akfjdjk
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LushiAdopts Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! I will give this a try!
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MileyKittyCat Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wowow this is really helpful <3
I've been thinking my species is still just too plain idk
and this really helps!! n_n 
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Fumi-LEX Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
I'm super glad it turning out to be helpful!
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GabrielsThoughts Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
thanks again.
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Fumi-LEX Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
Mhm!
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SergicalCevi Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dem sheepies though. <3
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