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Species Reference Sheet by MoonLightSpectre Species Reference Sheet by MoonLightSpectre
A reference sheet made to replace my very very old one that became really obscolete and that will be deleted very soon.

Vampire Wraiths and Shades are two original character races I have been drawing since 2005 I think. Originally they were inspired by the Legacy of Kain series, around 2003-2004. And the progresively grew into something else then alternative universe fan art, the design is original overall and I gave it an original story too.
Anyone whinigs about copyrights will be eaten by my imaginary zombie-hamster.

Vampire Wraiths
The most common skin/hair color combination for wraiths would be steel-blue skin and green hair. But those can vary between any shades of blue, green and even purple. Wraiths can also be albino but that's pretty rare.
What mainly deserves to be mentioned about this spicies is their paws and their wings. The paws work like human feet, although they are larger and more...grippy? The first toe is large and distanced from teh other two, and there's a fourth toe with a huge claw on the outer side of the feet. The hands also work like human ones, but fingers are covered with rough bone-like skin and progressively become claws on the tips.
The amount of wings may look a bit over-exagerated. Wraiths would have "normal" wings on the back, another pair a bit lower, attached to the spine, and another one on the bottom. And a pair of non-functionnal winglets on the head. Wraiths often wear gems on their head-wings, as talismans that would amplify their magic.
Unlike Shades, Wraiths are boys and gals, although they can not technically reproduce themselves since they are undead. They socialize a lot and live in small groups.

Material Shades
For a start, Shades are genderless. They also have no soul or body as the matter of fact - they are actually made of *cough* shade, a dark smoke-like fluid matter that concentrates to create a body-like shape. The tails and hair remain flowing half-transparent gloom most of the time though.
Shades are dark-skinned, seldom black, most of the time a sort of purple-ish grey. They are very skinny and bony, and most of the time wear a bone skeleton-like structure over their skin. Shades have 3 horns and antennae on their fronts.
No eye-lashes or brows or any hairs whatsoever. very narrow eyes with no pupil or internal structure - just pure glowing evergy. The internal glow is usually pink, orange or - most of the time - purple.
Shades have more animal-like legs, with very long thin toes.
Their wings are actually more like pincers, they use them to hit or grab things, although Shades do fly a little, levitating several meters up from the ground.
Shades are rather mean anti-social creatures that live as solitary guardians of whatever treasure or artifact they are able to find. They haunt jewels, weapons, doors and lamps.

The Shaith
A Shaith would be one of a kind, his name is Seth. Normally it would just not be possible for it to exist., but as a result of a dimentionnal paradox, it's a hybrid between a Wraith and a Shade. It's genderless like the Shades, and ill-mannered as well. And unfortunately for him, a Shaith would have the Wraith's hair, head-wings and hip-wings, along with the long fluffy lashes. And the Shades' pink-ish inner glow.
Overall it's a mix of dark and fluffy :D

A couple more words about what I didn't draw here - their ways of dressing themselves.
Wraiths do wear clothes, a lot of leather and gold, for a traveller/tribal style. Shades would wear nothing at all, for them to be able to transform into coulds of shadow and back to their body-shape fluidly. Or they would wear armor made of bone and silver, and silk.
The little Shaith would rather wear human clothes, although it's not nearly easy XD

Well I guess I can now state that have decent sheet for these species. :nod:
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Mary-Becca Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2015  Hobbyist
These are lovely! I really wanna draw some! Are they an open species?
InsainCat1111 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I wanna make yaoi with these :I
mechanikilla Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014
shades and shadow wraiths, feet and tails should swap over, that would make more sense
delvallejoel Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
KingGianny123 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
How many years they live.
VampireBloodx Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Student General Artist
Could we make a shade or wraith? Or is this a closed species?
DrawWithLaura Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This isn't a tutorial . _.
Chibi-4-life Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG THEY ARE AWSORABLE !(Awesome/adorable) ?And is it wron that I think the Wraith is hot? :XD:
luna-umbreon Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
:3 awsome
TamaKit Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very pretty :heart:
devianttwins14 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
pardon me but what powers do Wraiths have ? :) really lovely species btw ! :D
unnna-77 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
the Shaith's all like: haters gonna hate XD these are amazing wow just wow :love:
very cool!!
NannaDoodles Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
lovely! i love the little Shaith's strut-like apearence XD
Forgotenandlost Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist
this is very cool
kirawine Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
Vinnie-pen Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love you/
I really love your arts
Love your imagination
paper-rocket Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist
the shadowraiths are definitely my favourite (: the designs are amazing!
secondhandben Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012
This is awesome. :)
KiyokoAmaya Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is incredible! O: Amazing design.
jumamono Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
jebe688 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist
these r totaly awesomeeeeee with out a doubt inspiring to others looking to create there own races (like me lol)
Artwolf13 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
hey you can make this into a forum where ppl interact with each other but they pick a .a... my brain wint blank sorry but this is still very awsome
KittyTheNekoAlien Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
FictitiousSickness7 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011
cool :]
Kerlyyy Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The hybrid.. is a unicorn.
kiwi-bat Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ohmigod i have so many things to say about this! At first glance, the Wraiths look harmless and the Shades look a bit scary, but close-up, the Wraiths are pretty and fluffy, but also look as if they could rip you appart, while the Shades look much less harmful.
And the hybrid-! It's too perfect~
katrina-mariee Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
they look very vodue and model-ish. veery cool
RubiconsInferno Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
Aightt so I'm in love with all of these haha just saying XD
MorisTheSafeCat Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010   Traditional Artist
Whoa! Hooves? You got lucky there!
RB-Illustration Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010   Digital Artist
These are really interesting species designs and really intricate! I like the Wraith and the Shadowraith best. :D
MEXICAN-EMO-600 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010
amazing characters :)
Emaniku Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
Love the story behind them. <3 Makes me want to make a character of this species. If it's alright with you, I might, but not anytime soon.
Tirrathee Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooh mai. Best species I've seen in ages. :D
blymeyblake Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010
IamLD Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010
... but ... toes and toes don't makes hooves :o
BlackSaiyan Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010
mostly bemusing. love it
Guniek-kun Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Student Digital Artist
How tall are Wraits, how much do they weight, what character traits do they own and what are their powers?
Question overload, since I got interested in them.
Nishikihebi Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe I can make my version of some of them, like a designed character?
SerinaTrunstall Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010
*fell in love*
Um... If I asked if I could draw one, what would you do?
WolvenMoonMist Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010
They look so cool and interesting! I love their designs.
CynicalDeductionist Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010  Student General Artist
wow, this is amazing... they look so natural as well, love the Shaiths best though
pandaarya Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
i love the hybrid :3 so cute!
Xirsi-Archania Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010   Writer
Stunning <3
joy Featured By Owner May 23, 2010
aaa i absolutely love these man super nice concept *__*
Missepige Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010
This is the most amazing thing I have seen for a long time <3
The characther (species! xD) designs are so stunning O__O
Nashiimee Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010
Wow this is amazing. :) I would love to see these characters in games- that would be a wonderful experience of game play after seeing mainly- Robots, vampires, Elfs, Trolls, Orcs, Humans, and what not.
Suiish Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aww wow its really interesting seeing the differences between these species and learning all about them! thank you so much for making this its really very interesting :V
Hakako Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010
whoa! really cool!
KaWAiIZhePHa Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
if u dont mind me askingg.... CAN I DRAW THEM???? i love um soooo much!
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