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Zio Reference by Tatchit Zio Reference by Tatchit
Lineart.

Not fun.


Here, finally, is a simple reference sheet for Zio and his color variations during the seasons. The 'Alternate' variation is a rarer melanin occurrence that may come about during any of the seasonal changes. Though it's not impossible. He is fairly neutral with colors-but has an iridescent appeal when his feathers are turned in the light (much like a rooster's.)

His eyes resemble white pearls, and is not blind. Instead of his pupil being dark because basically pupils are holes in our eyes, his are very vibrant and white-but still have the same anatomy and function as normal eyes.

He's about the size of a larger coyote, but is leaner and a tad taller. Long fur on his feet helps insulate during harsh winters. Butt fluff, and lots of it! Keeps him warm as well. c:

The plumes that are present on all Feonixes create the illusion that they are larger than what they really are. If frightened, offensive, or displaying these plumes they raise them accordingly. My main inspiration for Feonix plumes are Birds of Paradise, pheasants, chickens, and peafowl.

Zio has a slightly neurotoxic attribute found in his claws from eating a paste he is immune to. It can cause painful muscle aches and will take a considerable time to heal. If Zio is to stop eating the paste the neurotoxins will slowly wear off as his nails grow. I'm still doing a little lazy googling research to see what kind of neurotoxin his nails give off-but this is just general info.

Like all Feonixes, Zio is a MANX. Meaning he has no tail. His species does not suffer the same issues cats may contract with being a manx (shortened spine/issues with spinal cord ect.)

If a Feonix is to breed with a tailed creature, there is a chance there could be half breeds with shorter tails. This is not usually canon and these instances are very rare.




PS CS5

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:iconmowf:
Mowf Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
www.deviantart.com/art/Dakota-… Just wondering if you're ok with people recoloring your art.
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LilithHatchersoon Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful,in summer he looks best!
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xYukixShiroxMusumex Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
no tail? why?
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TalkativeTiaD Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
do they fly?
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Tatchit Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
no, they have feather plumes not wings.
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TalkativeTiaD Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
good. i cant imagine them flying with wings THAT small!
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Evergng Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
OMG! I love your drawing style,and this breed is awesome.... <3 Hmm... Can I do my own Feonix character if i tell that you have created this wonderful breed? I promise to link my characters picture to you, and i do it very clear that the breed isn't my own created?

Sry for bad english,hope you're nice and you understand :')
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lovely-kirochka Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice! Zio's my favorite character!
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PlayingWithLife Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I used to doodle these kinds of things. Nothing like these of course, i just mean furry creatures with feathers that puff up when they're pissed. I think they're just fun because my family owns a lot of farm foul that always get so darned poofy when you poke'em. :D But these are sooo much more awesome than anything I seen in that category!
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Drakill2 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
* sigh * He looks lovely and cool and I love his species.
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NepalmTod Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful Zio :D
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:iconshadowwolf:
Shadowwolf Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't get enough of these beautiful things. This is truly just a gorgeous design.
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:iconmotorroach:
MotorRoach Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
This color variation during seasons is a fancy idea. I specially like the Summer color.
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CahjesaalLesou-n Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012   Writer
So pretty colours. And I love the idea that his fur colour also changes with the seasons.
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:iconmissnothing21:
missnothing21 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
i love the wings!!
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:iconbflowing:
BFlowing Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Amazing character, and it's also a bit funny to me because Zio means "Uncle" in Italian xD
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Tatchit Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
Someone told me this before. CX I was looking for something simple yet exotic. Low and behold it was a word in another language!
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:iconbflowing:
BFlowing Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Student General Artist
Well, if you take the word out of its actual meaning in Italian, it is quite a nice word and perfect to name a character! :3
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RekalaRain Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy crap that lineart must have been an absolute pain. All those long lines.. o.o Well done!
Gorgeous critter and gorgeous species c: Very interesting info!
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Tatchit Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
lineart is a pain! XD Not that it's difficult, it's just tedious. I'd rather be doing fur detail than lineart anytime.
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TuckersGirl17 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Zio was always one of my favorite characters of yours. :meow:
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Hipakipa Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is awesome! but just wondering i have a wolf character i havent drawn yet; he has feathers would you count that as a rip off of your species..? i dont want to upset anybody..the feathers are on his 'hind' area
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Tatchit Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
No, I don't own the idea of feathers on anything, it's when people are nearly copying this same design and claiming it as theirs.
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:iconhipakipa:
Hipakipa Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
okay i just wanted to make sure ^^ thanks for answering
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:icontatchit:
Tatchit Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
No problem. :)
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CorusTenebrae Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
nice! :D
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:iconpathea:
Pathea Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist
I love the summer design ! :)
I must do an artwork for you one day !
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:iconfrancis-john:
francis-john Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wooow he's gorgeous!!!! :heart: We must do an art trade one day!!!!
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Tatchit Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
:D We should, maybe once I complete a nice chunk of my commissions?
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francis-john Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yup, just alert me anytime:)
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ShiaRey Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow lovely species.
Is there ay chantce you will make one for me? ;-;
and lovely design btw c: I really like it c:
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Tatchit Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
I do custom adoptables every so often (rarely in other words), and premades sometimes.


premades are usually $7.00 and customs are bid upon, so price ends at the highest bidder.
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ShiaRey Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well then I will not be allowed to buy sry ^^;
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ToxicScythe Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
im writing a final fantasy fan fic and im using the feathers as a refrence for an armor piece.
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Servaline Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
Wouldn't the fur be shorter in the summer?
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:icontatchit:
Tatchit Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
The summers in the region he lives in doesn't get very hot, so he doesn't shed much fur.
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Blackbird627 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I love the feather pattern and the art work, the paws would have to be my fav, part though its beautiful simply beautiful :DD
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:iconnhyra:
Nhyra Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Pats his fluffy butt ;O;
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:iconbiapaws:
Biapaws Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Such amazing and beautiful designs, The fur is so soft I want to touch it D:
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SunSketch Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
Wow, I love everything about this!
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:iconparvomutt:
ParvoMutt Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. I looooove this. 0-0
This only makes me want one even more. :heart:
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Tatchit Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
ty! :D
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:iconvoidrae:
Voidrae Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is there a way of obtaining permission to create a custom Feonix? Something about this build really clicks with me, and I would be happy to submit the reference for approval to make sure it meets any quality standard.
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Tatchit Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
Sometimes I adopt a few out for around $7.00, and other times I custom make them to a clients wishes (within canon boundaries of course.)

Atm I am adopting this one out: [link] as a custom. :) You can take a peek at the comment and that's what you'll receive in return.

I am trying to come up with some unique markings based of birds for the next batch of pre-made adoptables if anyone's a little short on getting a custom Feonix.
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Voidrae Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would dearly love to bid on Sir Custom, but alas I cannot ;o; I do have a little bit that I can sit on in my paypal, and since the design I had in mind was quite birdlike I hope we wind up on the same page! I work with raptors (outreach, though I did rehab in the past), and this immediate made me think of that same calm dignity you see in those fluffnuggets ^-^

Good luck with the bidding on your custom - its a very unique pose and the crest is fantastic, imo.
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Tatchit Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
that's not a problem. We could get together sometime and come up with your Feonix design. There's a variety of ways their feathers can be put together, so the more unique the better!

And that's great you got to work with birds of prey. The only birds I handle is the yard full of chickens. :'D I love them dearly, and am hand rearing (they even sleep in the same room I do) a few rejected chicks.
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Voidrae Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Chickens are a lot of fun xD There are a few at the wildlife center, and they are really good for the woods from what we can tell. The director of the center is fairly sure that they're the reason our wild foxes are so healthy! I am definitely inclined to agree - I never get ticks out there even when I'm stomping around in the woods with the owls xD

I would definitely be willing to wait for that - I don't really click with people's species often. I'm pretty new to this whole chatlands thing and I remember being shocked that people would sell their personal characters. "But that is like your arm, man ;o; You need that!"
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yellowsmoke321 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lookn great !
I like the design of the "bell bottom" like fur at the feet
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TwilitTiger Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm so glad Zio has a ref now! <3 I love all of your characters, simple but very unique, I like that c: I'm also a huge fan of the Manx look, fits them very well and singles them out from the rest of the environment on here. xD
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Tatchit Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
Thanks, Twilit. I've had to brainstorm on a few new feather designs for future Feonixes so they wouldn't dull in with the feather crowd.
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