Hello, everyone. Meant to type this out Wednesday but things happened, as always. Between now and the end of the month I might have another post or two, but definitely look forward to the monthly Wrap-Up for all the goodies that I’ve made this month, as well as a look forward to next month (and the Kickstarter Campaign)!
First off, there’s the Turath Basic sketches that help set up the four base categories of the Species, the young, mature, overweight and the elderly. The Turath take after humans moreso than the Avotoc when it comes to basic anatomy; females are shorter than males (on average) and the places they bulk up in are about the same. That’s pretty much where they are physiologically similar- their leg structure is most obviously different, as well as the tail, mane and facial structure. The main difference that’s easiest to spot to identify males and females is the mane. Males have a thicker, fuller mane, where females have a sort of bulkey, clumpy mane that forms in thick curls rather than spikes. Females also have smaller hands and smaller hips.
Here’s the big collage with all the Turath clothes, males on top and left, with females on the bottom and right.First we have the main picture, with all of the designs and notes. If you want to read the notes (and can read my handwriting), feel free to click the picture to get the full size. The notes mainly point out distinctions between male and female clothing, though they both do have similarities. Turath wear clothing reminiscent of the Renaissance, with some modern human styles mixed in to produce a relatively unique style. Since the Turath are similar to humans in a lot of regards, their sense of fashion is not dictated by either fashion or function, but a mixture of both where a sense of fashion is slightly more important than the function of the clothes.
Males largely wear tunics and clasped garments over undershirts that typically extend down to their knees. Because their waists are not as defined, males usually wear belts, or have garments that pull tight around the waist. They can wear skirt-ish garments that cover the waist to the ankles though it is more prevalent in religious attire than daily wear.
The clothing doesn’t really differ between the two sexes. The largest difference would be the higher tendencies for females to not cover full arms/shoulders and have slightly more loose clothing. Females also wear dresses (one garment from shoulder to knees/feet) but males also have leg covering garments that begin at the hip. A garment that is distinctly female is the corset-vest which tightly covers the area between shoulders and legs.