“Where have you been? I’ve been looking for you.”
A drawing I’m legitimately happy with, for the first time in a long time!
Two of my es’pyrli, the genderless unicorn-hybrid race I’ve been working on for a while now. They reproduce asexually and their tribe operates divided into a caste system rather than via gender divisions. Gender is considered an “outsider” phenomenon among them, and implying gender based on physical appearance or mannerisms is understood to be a gross insult within the tribe.
Anyway. These two are Renoir and Lullabi, two es’pyrli who were weaned in the same year. Renoir, on the left, is the more ornate-looking of the two due to xyr tier in the tribe; xy serves as a liaison between the es’pyrli and any invading forces pressing into their territories from the west. Lullabi is actually a re-imagining of a very old character, and in this canon, xy works as a sentinel, guarding the village against attacks and danger.
The two are pretty distant in terms of hierarchy, but I like to imagine that they identify more as siblings than just friends. Lullabi is the sort to get them both into trouble and Renoir is usually the one trying to get them out of it again.
Bonus: Check out their feet. I wanted to give them hooves but also four “toes”. Giving them split, three-cloven hooves seemed the best alternative.