Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Final Design - Savanna Ape
Genre: General Fantasy
Culture: Feral Beast
Time Period: Future
This creature would be more of a background character than anything. I see it as an environmental element, just a run-of-the-mill inhabitant of a savanna setting. Not a main character in any story he would be a part in, and any interaction would be minor. Perhaps a smaller foe for a protagonist, before facing the larger predators in the area.
It is an evolved creature that lives on earth in the future. It would co-exist with animals that live today, or at least their more evolved forms.
Many animals today share traits with others that far outside their species, Like moths that look like hummingbirds, or mammals with large duck-like bills (Talking about the hummingbird moth and platypus here!). So I took the same route with this guy. He is a primate, but shares a lot of features with cheetahs. He has the long limbs, large ribcage and lungs, and flexible spine made for long strides and amazing speed. It also has spots to aide in camouflage.
I hope you guys enjoy!