Because I'm a moron, I'm thinking of changing Raptor's patterns and such again. Why? Probably because of a picture I started today and will hopefully finish and eventually post.
The funny thing is that in some ways it would simplify their design, which I have thought of as a little overcomplicated for me (even though I am a complex person). In others, it could make it more complex (or just more annoying to draw since the concept includes the fact that the markings spread when they are stressed or upset).
I don't know why I always get major design changes in my head less than a month after finishing a reference sheet ._.;
Either way, the concept is in place, I just need to decide on a color, and sketch it (probably in my reference file itself) to see if it's actually something that suits me or not.