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SYNAX - Open Species Guide [RULE CHANGE] by Skelefrog SYNAX - Open Species Guide [RULE CHANGE] by Skelefrog

Lifted a few restrictions;
-you may have as many common or uncommon features as you want now
-no restrictions on how many you want or want to make others!
-showing me the design is no longer necessary, only if you're unsure!
-you can have up to two rare traits per design if you'd like

really the only remaining rules are you can't sell them once made (only trade) and no restricted features that are listed

just have fun with it!

you're always welcome to ask any question you may have about the species, but make sure to read this and the description first! ;D
if there isn't a trait listed on either the masterlist or the ref itself, feel free to ask me!!

SYNAX (singular: synaxid) are a fluffy, nocturnal, mammal-like reptile species.
Using their tongue as their primary means of "sight" by detecting light and heat, they live deep in the dark recesses of caves, out of the exposure of sunlight. As a result, eyes are vestigial and have been evolved out of their physiology, though they found rarely as a recessive mutation. 

Wild synax emerge during the night to hunt prey outside of the cave, but are extremely sensitive to the sun and quickly retreat from any light, as it overwhelms their senses. Their size is about that of a grey wolf and make formidable predators if they detect larger prey. They are very intelligent and, what they may lack in strength and offensive features, they still have a very powerful bite and have been known to lure prey to death, rather than kill it, and scavenge the remains. They are strictly carnivorous and more alert and adapted to live in the wild than their home-grown cousins. Long exposure to sunlight will harm them.

Domestic synax have been bred over time to be companions and, as a result, have built a tolerance to the sunlight and have brighter, more colorful coats. Their sleep cycle still reflects their nocturnal nature and is likened to that of a cat - long and frequent naps throughout the day, being most active at the night. Nimble and intelligent, if a bit sleepy, they're a fantastic companion and friend. Unlike their wild cousins, they are omnivorous, but still a carnivore at heart, so greens should be limited. They have adapted some tolerance to sunlight and the daytime schedule, but still are most active in evening hours, so be prepared to account for that.

Some things to note:
- Their face is NOT a mask, it is flesh just like the rest of the creature.
- Their feet are dark compared to their body.
- Mammalian ears and eyes would be non-functional, and are purely aesthetic.
- Face features can vary and you can have as many as you want, but would count as a single uncommon feature.
- Body type can vary! they can be tiny and fox-like or have big tubby st bernard build

- if you're skeptical on your design, you can show me so I may approve of it, then they're all yours!
- otherwise, have fun!
- you may NOT sell any design, but you may trade them if you notify me first.
- no restrictions on how many you may have!

Have fun!!

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Z0RDIC Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Duuude, I am a question!
Do you mind me drawing a Human/humanoid OC of mine as one of these?
Just to have a "style"/ "creature" like Challenge for myself :D
Cause I thought it would be fun to draw this type of lovely animal! -although I don't want one on my own specifically
And I am looking for species that are open and or accepting of this type of personal challenge :D

If not it's perfectly fine :D I just wanted to ask!
K0braK0n Featured By Owner May 16, 2017  Student General Artist
This thing is cool.
Dark-Temmie Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017  New Deviant Student General Artist
May I please make one :3
HerpdeDerp435 Featured By Owner Edited Apr 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm so calling the snout features 'snoot bumps' and you can feel free to do the same.
ConnorEXE Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2017
I'm no good at drawing but I am excited to see all those who are draw these up.
silver-kight-2000 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
all ready sketching these little cuties!
yugiohlover109 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i made one hopefully she looks fine and i didn't completely mess up…
>3< i had fun making her
Mismagiuss Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i need to make one aa
UselessWai Featured By Owner Edited Mar 27, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i just made an oc yesterday


i'll have 382 please and thank you
CrysttalSandic Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Can the tongue have luminiscent markings?
spacentai Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i'll have to make one soon! it's' really cute!
Poofles-P-Tanner Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017
Can they be chub chub giant?
Mismagiuss Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
definitely makin one
MoonshadowArts Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very creative species! I'd like you to know that I'm going to make one
Roonythefox19 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
can they have little spine fins like this bab here?--…

one of mine has spines kinda like that on his jaw under the "featured' little 'ear??" things? is that ok? ;v;
FloofyDargon Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
For the non-biological features: Can I have both flowers and crystals, and does that count as 2 rare traits?
BreakingTheLonely Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017  Student General Artist
I made one, and I was just telling you that I'll be posting it to a different media, with credit. Just wanted to let you know ^^
cinears Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017
I'm gonna make one ,3,
WonderlandTrades Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2017  Professional General Artist
i want one and to try drawing it but ive never drawn in this style before..
HanamiTheCat Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Can I Make one?
TheGoldenSunsetAJ Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2017  Student Artisan Crafter
Can I Make One Synax?
daddyissu3s Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Neptune by Haleycoon   does this look good
if you need to know his size, he's as large as a house cat
Sun-Luna Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Making one there so cute! ^^
Roonythefox19 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
OmmGG I love these! I'm gonna make one! :D
xXCheshireSinXx Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist

May I host a holiday giveaway with these?

I was hoping to make one for myself, and design 5 for free to hand out in a holiday raffle. But wanted to ask you first :)
Skelefrog Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
absolutely!! ^w^ go right ahead!
awkwardshark20 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2016  Student General Artist
Uggggh when a species is amazing and it's open and you love it but you just CANNOT draw one ;-;
BalqisDoesArt Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2016
How small can they be?
ReaderTheWolf Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2016  Student General Artist
Another QUESTION?? what's a group of synaxids called?
ReaderTheWolf Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2016  Student General Artist
.3. What mutations do they have? other then the ones I already know
Keii-Chii Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Is there any restriction about the color palette?
MaxtheSnowCat Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Are these guys still open?
I would love to make one ^·^
ReaderTheWolf Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2016  Student General Artist
It says open species buddy xD
MaxtheSnowCat Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm aware ^^'
I like to make sure though incase the creator has closed the species and just has not had time to update the title to say closed.
ReaderTheWolf Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2016  Student General Artist
Oh .3. Ok x3 I apologize
MaxtheSnowCat Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
It's fine ^^
MountainJayCosplays Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how much would a custom one cost? (im bad at making characters)
Artyplacething Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2016
Bunch of questions for you

1. Can have glow stripes?
2. Can glowing bits glow different colors?
3. Can have lion tail?
4. Can have long tentacle like structures on head?
5. Can be as tall as a maned wolf?
Feroxcz Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016
1. yes
2. yes
3. no
4. no
5. yes
ArtzyT00L Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
is this alright?
or do i need to change it?
Synax (sketch Lineart) 
Skelefrog Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
they are fine!! :D
ArtzyT00L Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D glad to know!
then i can start on further coloring and so on!~ :heart:
i promise i won't overdo!
ArtzyT00L Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i gotta make one of these
they're too cute
you're welcome sis
TheDrawingTool Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2016  Student Artist
ty omg
zombie-loving-ghost Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
'Scuse me, can there be another mouth on their tail?
Skelefrog Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
of course!
Artkat101 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this!
AndrEndy Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I Was Wondering If These Are Still Open To Make : 0
I Know That Is Says Open, But I'm Asking Just In Case Their Not Open Any Longer
These Are Adorable Babs And I Was Wondering If I Could Make One
Nashyo Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
these are beans im making one now
susiedragon Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Making now
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