Female Mountain Koshek No. 1 Picture

This is an adoptable, made for the site Poultryland.com. I drew the outline on paper, photographed it using a digital camera, then touched it up and coloured it digitally. Comments and critiques, especially concerning the shading, would be appreciated.

Here's some information on Kosheki:

A catlike creature with one large eye and wide paws with no separate digits, the Koshek is a loyal companion animal, usually attaching itself to one human for life. Over the years, they have split into two distinct varieties, and can be found in both mountain and desert habitats. The two varieties even bear their young differently— the mountain type is born live whereas the desert hatches from eggs. The Koshek's diet consists mainly of small mammals and, in the mountains, the occasional fish, though as table scraps they will also tolerate vegetables. They come in many different colours, though the most common colours are intended to help the Koshek blend in with its environment, and a variety of markings exist.

Long ago, the Kyiaung and Tanyo tribes lived side by side in the valley of Dolina. They were friends, as close as two cultures can be— they even worshipped the same god, Koshk. One stormy night, a family of strange creatures were discovered in the communal temple, taking refuge from the weather. The temple monks tamed these creatures and trained them to guard the statue of the deity, to whom they bore a strong resemblance, hence their designation Koshek, which means "of Koshk." As time wore on, the Kosheki grew in numbers, and similarly their religious significance increased, until their place in the mythology of both the Kyiaung and the Tanyo was indispensable.

Then one day, a temple monk named Htun Ai decided that only his tribe, the Tanyo, was a worthy guardian of the Koshek bloodline, and said as much to his abbot. The remark spread like wildfire, causing pandemonium throughout the valley. The Kyiaung, a proud people, were unwilling to let this insult pass unnoticed, and things soon escalated to the point where the Tanyo, if they stayed in the valley, would not be safe, so the chief of the Tanyo ordered his tribe to flee. They took refuge in the Zube mountains with most of the Kosheki, and after some diplomatic cajoling by the more level-headed elders, the Kyiaung were content not to pursue them.

So the two cultures grew and evolved through the years, and so did their furry companions. The Tanyo's Kosheki grew longer fur and larger, webbed feet to cope with the deep mountain snows and bitter winters. They began to bear live young instead laying eggs, which had to be kept warm. Meanwhile, a group which took a disliking to the Kyiaung came to power in the land and drove them to the desert. Then, like the Tanyo's had, their Kosheki adapted to their new environment, developing shorter hair (in some shady oases, where sunburn was not a concern, lines developed without any hair at all!), larger ears, and a special tail to keep them cool.

Now the lines of Kosheki are to the point where they can be hybridized, but it's analogous to breeding tigers to lions. In cases of hybrids, the life cycle is determined according to the mother.
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