I get a few questions about these guys, just want to post a little something...
I put some concept info up in the Witherlings gallery about the strains, background info, etc. You can also find this on the Witherlings blog (by clicking Info).
A bit more about the project... it's a creative design project, I do it for fun and to grow as an artist. There is no end-goal or plan or money-making scheme or anything. I'm just letting it evolve organically, we'll see where it goes from here. I have a few people assisting me, so I am not looking for anymore official collaborators... however.......
...I allow (more like encourage) people to create their own Witherlings designs and concepts. I am starting a collection and hope to do features of the artwork if enough people try it. I want the project to be open to contributions and I welcome your creativity. My only limitation about creating fan-Witherlings is that you (as I am doing) do it to grow as an artist and work on your creativity... by which I mean to say: please do not use it for profit. Witherlings are NOT an "original species" to make "characters" and "adoptables" out of to sell – this sort of thing would really compromise the integrity of the project.
I started working on these a long time ago and I was always too nervous to share these designs because my designs in the past have always been copied or re-sold or stolen... so please respect my creations and do not force me to take my artwork off dA again, ok?
Anyway if you make a fan-Witherling please share it with me so I can feature you, and kindly link to my profile in the description if you choose to upload it to your gallery. Thankyou~
EDIT: I put up some info about designing Witherlings in the Witherlings gallery, please check it out if you are making one, thanks!!! fav.me/d5mdu4b