So I've been meaning to rework my vision of whers of Pern for quite a while. I know everyone has their own vision of them since there isn't a whole lot on whers and exactly how ugly they are supposed to look.
Personally, I've always thought that the whers really don't look as downright ugly as the Pernese like to think of them. I think that the Pernese see them as ugly because of how different they look from the dragons, and because when they were made they were seen as a horrible failure, that and they are supposed to be temperamental. All of those things, in my opinion, would lead a society into looking at something and saying how ugly and horrible it is, especially when compared to the dragons that are seen as the elegant, strong protectors of Pern.
I've known for quite soem time my whers didn't look too different from pern dragons, and I've been wanting to change that for a while. So I've been sketching concepts out to rework my own vision of whers.
I tried to make the muzzle thicker and shorter, with the obvious bump on the bridge of the nose rather than the smooth muzzle. Lots of ridges and long ears and shorter headknobs. That's what I've used here to try to make my whers visually different than the dragons. I'm thinking of maybe going back over and turning the short rounded headknob into a bit more of a point so it matches with the face ridges I put on it.
Anywho, not much else to say here. This will probably be tossed into my scraps later.