Aaaaaand I’m back to introduce a new species to the Project A universe, the Fharen:
The gentle natured Fharen are a mammalian species that hail from the mild, earth-like planet Earamdia. They are a species somewhat comparable to Humans in their overall physical capabilities, from strength, to speed, to intelligence.
Having evolved from mountain dwelling creatures, the Fharen retain traits that allow them to be proficient climbers, particular traits of which that include strong, curved fingers and long, gripping toes. Their membranous frills are no longer large and developed enough to serve as glider-like parachutes as their ancestors once had the luxury of utilizing, though they still serve a purpose. The ends of these frills contain chromatophores, which are specialized cells that can change color. For the Fharen, these chromatophores activate based on emotional disposition, like blushing in Humans, though significantly more advanced. Specific colors correspond to a specific mood, like purple for anger/irritation, yellow for fear/surprise, and green for happiness/contentment.
Their natural skin color is a brownish-blue hue, which can vary between light or dark phenotypes depending on ethnic background. They often have dark brown body hair, which is twice as heavy as it is in Humans, and their eyes are often blue in coloration. The color of their blood is, as you may have guessed, also blue.
The Fharen are an omnivorous species like Humans, and thus require a very similar balance of plant based foods and meat products. Their mouths may indicate otherwise, though that is the zig-zag pattern of their lips, not teeth. They have eight eyes, all of which can move independently of one another to give an excellent range of vision. They also have an excellent sense of hearing, which is facilitated by rows of ear slits along the side of the head. In fact, the curvature of the skull helps slightly to funnel sound into their auditory organs. They stand at roughly the same height as Humans, and share a lot of the same male-to-female dimorphisms as well. Females give birth to live young, and nurse their offspring with milk. Also, the tail frills of the males are significantly more complex and exaggerated than the female's.
The Fharen by and large are members of the Triumvirate League, which is an alliance of alien species that include the Hexlean and Vurtonaxi, which hail from the Dorado galaxy cluster. They are in alliance with the Drox’s Supremacy. Because of the Fharen’s natural disposition to peace, many of their kind are at odds with their empire’s decision to join the warmongering Drox. This has lead to conflict within the Triumvirate League, which has ultimately lead to reforms, most of which strip down the rights of Fharen citizens; the majority of their species now serve as either agricultural servants or reluctant soldiers.
Before I even started this drawing, I already knew in my head what I wanted to do in terms of clothing style for the Fharen species. First of all, the membranous frills across their bodies made it so clothes would have to have lots of holes and either be extremely form fitting or poofy. Secondly, the general aesthetic I’ve wanted to give to their culture is something of a blend between the styles of Japan and Scotland; Celts and Japanese. I think I nailed that down with the male Fharen, though the female’s clothing design is a little more autonomous (I was gonna give her a plaid skirt of some kind, though I wasn’t sure how to make a unique, alien-yet-still-somehow-Scottish tartan).
(Note: Project A is a growing and evolving universe, so information here may be subject to change.)