I wanted a fierce cat for Zelia’s feline form. Yet something that wasn’t really recognizable in this Earth Dimension. Zelia’s large predatory cat form was inspired by a Caracal Cat. They were interesting and unusual.
Yet I wanted the animal to have spots. So I found a picture of a Clouded Leopard. But it still wasn’t right.
I had my daughter photo shop the cat so it was spotted, with tufts on ears and cheeks. I think she did it in a way that looks very natural. So, the Tracker race was created.