Laurel

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Laurel

Overview

How royal looking! It is said that when a rex's mother eats a lot of laurel leaves, the babies will get this marking. Of course, it is all just inheritance, but a nice saying nonetheless! 

 

Marking Rarity

Marking Layering

Marking Colors

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Color showing anywhere on the coat.

Marking Edges

Symmetry Rules

Rules

  • Laurel can appear anywhere on the body, but cannot cover more than 15%.
  • Laurel should come in rows of two leaves next to each other.
  • Laurel can have any commonly known leaf shape.
  • This marking can appear symmetrical or asymmetrical. 
  • Laurel is allowed to "grow out" of markings if they are clearly visible regardless.
  • Laurel should never emulate other markings, and should always have their typical leaf shape.
  • Laurel can be darker or lighter than the base coat. OR a color that is present somewhere on the coat. This includes fisher's blush, pigment and arcane.

 

Boundaries

Copy paste these images directly into your art program over your design and set them to multiply for the best work effect.
Alternatively you can download the boundary PSDs with the marking boundaries!

There are no Boundaries for Laurel.

But: Laurel leaves should never be bigger than the rexal's ear!

There are no Boundaries for Laurel.

But: Laurel leaves should never be bigger than the rexal's ear!

 

 

 

Laurel, leaned on the laurel wreaths one would wear on their head, are rows of leaves that show on your design. Also resembling ivy, Laurel allows for the growth of leaf-like patterns across your Rexal's body, branching out as though leaves are flourishing on its coat. This provides an opportunity for a thin 'stem' to feature in your design, matching the color of the Laurel leaves. While the form of any commonly known leaf is permissible, it's crucial that they maintain a natural aesthetic. The key is to avoid a 'stamp brush' look.

It can appear on nearly any part of the body, even overlaying the edges of other markings. The Laurel leaves can share the same color as any other marking they seem to grow from. 

A critical rule to remember is to incorporate at least TWO rows of Laurel somewhere in your design. 

 

When Laurel displays its dominant form, it 'blossoms'. The typical restriction of two leaves in a row gives way to an explosion of foliage, allowing entire batches of leaves to cluster together in your design. 

To best understand this enhanced form of Laurel, take a look at the provided examples below.