Arctic is a marking that adds large, white and soft-edged or textured patches on the beasts’ body.
It is similar to Pied and allows for both holes within and breaks between the different patches.
There is also the option of adding small, hard-edged ticks or stripes along the edges and slightly outside. Be careful to not imitate markings like Spotting or Speckles though!
The color of it can be pure white (HEX: #FFFFFF, RGB: rgb(255,255,255)) but slightly off-white colors are okay too as long as it is still recognizable as white, looks natural and is not overly yellow or blue.
This marking was inspired by a process called molting (turning their regular summer coat into a white winter coat) which can be seen in various animals like arctic foxes, feel free to take them as inspiration if you have troubles designing your beast!
Relevant to: –
Edge: Soft or Textured (Soft)
Hides other genes: Yes
Quick Facts Guide
As a white marking, Arctic may be using pure white (HEX: #FFFFFF, RGB: rgb(255,255,255)) as well as slightly off-white colors as long as they are still recognizable as white, look natural and are not overly yellow or blue.
Feel free to use the following swatch one if you feel uncomfortable picking your own colors!
Please open the sta.sh link by clicking on the swatch and save the image, as taking colors from screenshots or copy and pasted versions might influence the colors. This often leads us to not being able to find the corresponding color on the swatch and we have to send your design to corrections!
Arctic must have either a soft edge or be textured with a soft edge.
Accents are hard-edged and short stripes. They should not roam too far away from the original marking though, to avoid imitating markings like Spotting or Speckles.
Combinations with other markings
Arctic has no maximum range but should not cover more than 90% of the body.
Arctic has no distinct minimum range, but must be present in a noticeable way and should cover at least 10% of the beast.
Feel free to search for this marking in our CaveSpeaker gallery to get some inspiration or a better grasp of the marking.
However, be careful of old designs as they might be illegal by now due to previous rule changes!
Please do not just copy existing designs either, as those are the property of their designer!