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Don't get me wrong I always liked having an original species, but I don't feel as if my species should be 100% closed since I never have the time to work on everything like other people do.  
My grater passion for designs is ONE-OFFS as you can see I love one offs because people can be more flexible with those designs with not as many rules as closed species do so that's why there is more of those than my original species.

I want people to have fun with my species but I don't want them to have to pay for one with a very inactive community??? Sooo let me know what you think, should I make them semi open or not?

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For mantasharks you can have fun with their basic traits such as their horns,tentacles, tails, an slight wing shape modification. Elemental, blood mutants, and hybrids are off limits though. (mantasharks don't have a visual trait chart yet so you'll have to get the ideas from regular batches i've made)
I may be giving out my recent mantashark base for free once the decision is made!

As for mantafae You can use any common and uncommon traits~  kemikel.deviantart.com/art/Man… manta-meadows.deviantart.com/a…   Note: mantafae ears have been updated to these manta-meadows.deviantart.com/a… but you can still draw the classic ones

And sorry you will not be allowed to sell adopts of them, they are for you to make for yourself only and friends, gifting and trading will be fine however but don't get carried away.
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FluffZee Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Would this dude be okay? ouo

MantasharkMYO by FluffZee
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Kemikel Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes that is perfect!
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FluffZee Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aaaa awesome!! I'm so happy these are semi-open, I've wanted to make one for so long ;v;
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nxnchxlxnt Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sta.sh/0qios6ip2ri hope this is alright! i know solid black eyes arent a trait but i like the aesthetic ; ;

also many many thanks for making these an open species- theyre honestly my favorite!!
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Kemikel Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nah the eyes are fine, as long as it's not totally blacked out like an alien. //even though they technically are in my head world haha.  

Everything looks fine to me, thanks for showing me! 
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onyxcat00 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
GASPPP WE CAN MAKE THEM NOWW LITT
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Kemikel Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes!
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Tenhei Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2017
do you think it'd ever be possible to buy rarer traits? o:
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Kemikel Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll be thinking about it.
On the upcoming trait sheets on my alt account I'll have to make a new tier for traits so that I won't be devaluing some rare traits and making them too easy to get.  
other than that the more rarer traits will go to events like DTA's, or raffles! 
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SovietDunce Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2017
One question
are they allowed to have humanoid faces? (kinda like here  Customs for pitterpatter by Kemikel ) ?
I'm just more used to drawing faces
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Kemikel Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes you can draw them with human faces ^u^
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wutshii Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
OH SO CAN WE MAKE MANASHARKS NOW??
Because I just always wanted one and ohhh we can even draw them anthro ahh that makes me so happy!!
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Archaitte Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I'm just?? So happy that this is semi-open now because Mantasharks have been my all-time favorite original species ever since I first found them on accident while looking for a different species and now that I can actually make my own it's just so cool. I've always wanted to buy one from you, but I've just never had the money to because of my horrible impulse buying habit :") The price of a Mantashark has always been reasonable and affordable, so even though they're semi-open now, I'll still keep a lookout for your flawless designs (because nobody can beat a Kemikel Mantashark)!
I think the idea of having a kind of workshop where people can purchase individual rare/etc traits for their Mantas is a really good idea though. The semi-open species Mocchin have that as an option sometimes (every month or so) and it's really successful and well-liked. ; w ;)
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Crimson-Wolf2323 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah how kind of you Kemikel to make them semi open, these two have always been dreamy of mine and i'm sure you hear it all the time but  I just wanted you to know that i'm very much appreciate all the kindness you give even though some just trade away designs like fader.
Anyway I've got a few questions if you don't mind answering.
Ok so mantafae's, on there old sheet it shows they can either have paws of hooves and we can draw them with there old style or new ears?
So would it be ok to make one with hooves and one without, same with the ears (Only two in total).
Another question is how many forms do Mantasharks have?
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Kemikel Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd highly prefer you draw mantafae with their newest anatomy because I got in trouble with them a long time ago with their old anatomy. (you can check out my recent batches to see the newer anatomy) 
The ears and neck are fine to go back to the old style but the hooves are rare and can't be used on "free to make" ones. 

And mantashark have several forms
-Anthro (humanoid anthro/and a more natural looking one to their species  Mantashark anthro [Flatsale - OPEN] by Roulion
-Merfolk
-Centaur

there was one more form but I ended up throwing it in my storage //it wasn't super important anyways
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Crimson-Wolf2323 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thats completely fine with me ^^
Now do they switch forms or in one form permanently?
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Kemikel Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
they can switch whenever they want
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Crimson-Wolf2323 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok ok one last question, so there new form is the fisher fea?
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Kemikel Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fisher fae were a new breed for mantafae but I discontinued them.  
here's a reply I made to someone on the same subject comments.deviantart.com/1/6727…
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Crimson-Wolf2323 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah okie so we could make one though from the look of the comments.
Sorry by the way with all the questions wasn't aircrew of the boddy change.
So I guess they look  more like this now? 
kemikel.deviantart.com/art/Big…
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Kemikel Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes you can still make a fisher fae if you want. Also yes that is how I will draw most of them from now on but you are free to draw the older versions of mantashark if you want. 
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BentoCase Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Decided to mess around with the base and overhaul a char into a manta and I wanted to make sure it looked ok before I made it final :'0
New manta maybe 
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Woshiwoosh Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017  Student Digital Artist
there's a base?
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BentoCase Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
ye just scroll down the comments and you'll see Kemikel's featured comment
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Woshiwoosh Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017  Student Digital Artist
o mk
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Kemikel Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yup everything looks fine!
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BentoCase Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Aa nice!
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sapphicool Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017
Cute Baby by sapphicool  how is this design ;o; 
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Kemikel Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
perfect!  love their colors
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sapphicool Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017
aaa thanks!
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zipperdragon Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017
qwq since i cant think and im probably missing it, what exactly do you mean by tentacles? like is there a tentacle trait im missing? or 
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Kemikel Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
tentacles that are on the upper side of their tails, you see them on all current mantasharks

minimal is 3 tentacles and max is 7
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zipperdragon Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017
ah rip,, should've looked. thanks a ton for the answer though!! i'm super exited aa 
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Peach-moth Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017  Student Digital Artist
How many can we make?
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Kemikel Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you can make as many as you want for now but I'll be watching over the group to see if I notice anyone trade foddering too much or trading their designs way too quickly. Those people might have to have cooldowns for when they are able to trade or make new manta designs.  
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Peach-moth Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Ok! Thank you ^^
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BugNark Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017
wanted to run this by u before I finish it, is there anything i need to change?
Nice by BugNark
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zipperdragon Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017
crashes in 


thats really pretty!! :0 
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BugNark Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017
Winks. TY!!!
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Kemikel Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Everything looks fine so far but I'm not sure if that is a 2nd pair of wing/fins back there. A common/uncommon manta only has one pair, you'll have to edit those out unfortunately~  (but don't you worry because there may be future events to win traits like that for your manta)
//As for the horns, Some simple but non complex shapes like you gave yours can be an uncommon thing since I know that the normal horns can be a bit boring only having one/two styles. 

Thanks for showing me by the way! 
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BugNark Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017
I can fix that! 

np, thank you for your time ;;!
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BugNark Featured By Owner Edited Apr 3, 2017
Can we give them different forms?? like taur, anthro, mer people? ; 0 ;
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Kemikel Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yup the examples for the mantashark ones are in the group gallery!
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BugNark Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017
cool beans, can't wait to make one!!
bless u *kisses feet*
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ZombieVelociraptor Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017  Student General Artist
AAA Thank you for opening up these species to us! I do have a quick question.

I'm turning this guy toyhou.se/351855.danti into a Mantashark and I was wondering what aspects of him I can and cannot keep such as the heterochromia and the salamander-like tail.
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Kemikel Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sorry my sketch is pure garbage Manta Help by Kemikel  but the eyes are fine there's no eye color rarities to mantasharks but something like glowing eyes is something that can only be obtained in events.
You can make the tail chubbier but not flat like a surfboard. The wing shapes can also stay since they're relatively simple, you must add horns to your manta though. You can either keep the horns short or make them as long as their ears.  
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ZombieVelociraptor Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017  Student General Artist
Aaa no your sketch actually helps me out a lot. I saw in some batches that neck chub is uncommon, would I still be able to use it in the design? Also would I be able to round out the ears?
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Kemikel Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
To be honest I had completely forgotten about the chub neck trait, I don't think I've used it in years haha. Sure you can go ahead and use it on your manta. 
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ZombieVelociraptor Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017  Student General Artist
Lmao cool. Thank you so much for your help! ;w;
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nectwaii Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
im glad that is a good idea 10/10 wow
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