Rex are unsure what makes some of their markings shine so nicely in the light, but they are sure it must be a good omen if it they see something so shimmery!


Marking Rarity

Marking Layering


Marking Colors



Marking Edges

Symmetry Rules


  • Varnish makes the marking shiny, but it should still adhere to it's normal color rules.
  • You are free to make it as shiny as you want, but it must at least have a lighter shine to it!
  • This modifier does not HAVE to show! 
    (You are free to choose not to show it at all. In this case, make sure to mention it with your design submission.)
  • It can only affect ONE marking, unless dominant!
  • Apart from it making the coat shiny and metallic, it can also show a few sparkles to really sell the shine effect.


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 Varnish. There are no Boundaries for Varnish.



Varnish' is a modifier that imparts a metallic sheen to one of your Rexal's markings. 

When applying 'Varnish', you're granted considerable freedom to experiment with shading and highlighting, enhancing the three-dimensional effect of the metallic shine. Despite this liberty, it's important to maintain the base color's recognizability. In other words, while 'Varnish' elevates the marking to a sparkling spectacle, the original hue should still be discernible.

Whether applied to fur or scales, 'Varnish' bestows a glistening elegance, adding a touch of the extraordinary to your Rexal's design.



Pre-Rendered Varnish

For your convenience, we've prepared pre-rendered PNGs that simulate the 'Varnish' effect. These grayscale images can be overlaid onto a marking, and then adjusted to fit the marking's boundary using a clipping layer or erasing tool. To achieve the 'Varnish' effect's distinctive metallic sheen, you'll need to use layer modes.

While Overlay, Hard Light, Soft Light, and Vivid Light are recommended for optimal results, feel free to experiment with other layer modes if they provide the look you're after. The key is to maintain the marking's metallic characteristic.

The use of these PNGs is entirely at your discretion. You're encouraged to modify and adapt them as you see fit to align with your vision for your Rexal's design. 



Arcane + Varnish

These two modifiers together can turn a marking into a shiny coat of metallic paint.


If Varnish is dominant, you are allowed to make the whole design of your rex shiny or just the markings you want to shine.

Player Owned Examples